Exceptional Iron Age chariot burial found
Recent work on a housing estate at Pocklington, East Yorkshire, has exposed a remarkable Iron Age burial ground. Excavations of a square barrow have revealed the dismantled remains of an Iron Age chariot and its owner - heralded as a truly exceptional discovery. It marks the first time in 200 years that a burial has been discovered where the deceased and his or her chariot were accompanied by the vehicle’s means of propulsion.
In an era when horsepower was of high importance, the burial reflected this as the two ponies were artfully arranged alongside the chariot, with its pole passing between their legs. This momentous find proved a fitting finale for a dig that has had many exciting finds.
Excavation of the Pocklington chariot burial in February 2017