chariot burial

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The high status that seems to attach to the ownership and use of a chariot is reflected in the fact that some warriors (perhaps leaders) were buried with their vehicles. Graves containing chariots have been found in the Shang Dynasty of China from the mid 13th century bc, from the 7th century bc in Cyprus, from around 500 bc in the Rhineland of central Europe, and from the 4th century bc in eastern England (Arras Culture). See also wagon burial.

Subjects: Archaeology.

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