Medieval horse's head found at the Colossseum
A horse's head isn't generally a good omen in Italy - or at least, not in Italy-based movie franchise The Godfather. But archaeologists at Rome's Colosseum were delighted to stumble across a medieval equine skull on Tuesday.
|Horse skull dating from the 12th or 13th century found at Colosseum [Credit: ANSA]|
The horse's skull dates back to between the 12th and 13th centuries, according to an initial analysis by an archaeozoologist.
|Horse bone fragments excavated at Colosseum [Credit: ANSA]|
Plenty of animal remains have been found in the area around the Rome monument, with many on display in its museum.
Source: The Local [January 19, 2017]