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Polak
Thursday, August 21st, 2003, 11:15 AM
How about this, eh? A chariot dated at 3500BC was found near Krakow. No one really knows who it belongs to, but perhaps it's a Kurgan (Aryan) chariot? That's what it seems, because similar things have been found in Central Asia.

Can't really translate the whole article, cos it's too long, but here's a pic of a vase found on the site, with an illustration of the chariot.


http://www1.gazeta.pl/im/1626/z1626040G.jpg


http://www1.gazeta.pl/wyborcza/1,34467,1627625.html

Gladstone
Thursday, August 21st, 2003, 09:50 PM
How about this, eh? A chariot dated at 3500BC was found near Krakow. No one really knows who it belongs to, but perhaps it's a Kurgan (Aryan) chariot? That's what it seems, because similar things have been found in Central Asia.

If I am not mistaken they have found such burials of chariots even into western China and the people buried with them are Europeon (the type of cloth found in the Chinese burials was traced to Austria and was not native to China, the people appeared to have been Celts). Naturally that caused quite a stir.

They not only buried the chariots with its owner, but his servants, poor souls, got buried with him as well.

Fortunately for household help times have changed. ;)

Gladstone