Tag: "history"

Researcher Marianne Vedeler hopes that, in reconstructing the Iron Age tunic found on a Norwegian glacier, much will be learnt about how the textile was made, how time-consuming it was to make, and how the wool was used, explains . Photo: Yngve Vogt/University of Oslo
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Retreating glacier provides clues to the lives of Iron Age horsemen and hunters

Norwegian glacier even preserved a 1700-year-old woollen tunic.

Lost Trotting Parks Heritage Center's creative director, Stephen Thompson, with the 1873 painting of King William. Photo: Lost Trotting Parks Heritage Center
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Celebration marks return of horse painting to Maine

Portrait of harness racer King William returns to its home state.

Indian fossils provide crucial evidence on the origins of the horse
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Indian fossils provide crucial evidence on the origins of the horse

Important fossils unearthed on the edge of a coal mine.

Micro x-ray analysis revealed a well preserved foetus within the fossil of an ancient horse, Eurohippus messelensis. Photo: Senckenberg Research Institute Frankfurt
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Ancient horse fossil preserves uterus with unborn foal

Nearly complete fossilized fetus found in 47 million-year-old Eurohippus messelensis.

Tarpan: Repainting an ancient picture
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Tarpan: Repainting an ancient picture

Documentary traces the history of the Tarpan’s death and rebirth.

Horse-like head on oddball dinosaur
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Horse-like head on oddball dinosaur

Weird dinosaur most likely a regional oddity.

Link between rock-art sites and locations with strongest sound reflection, says expert.
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Ancient auditory illusions linked to sites of prehistoric art

Link between rock-art sites and locations with strongest sound reflection, says expert.

Horse movie feast at NY's Equus Film Festival
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Horse movie feast at NY’s Equus Film Festival

New York saddles up for largest multicultural collection of horse films ever screened.

The mummified remains of the high-status woman found on the Ukok Plateau. Photo: Kobsev/Wikipedia
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Did a horse fall 2500 years ago play a part in woman’s death?

Fascinating account of last months of high-status woman who died on Siberian plateau.

The horse-themed floor mosaic, with Hermes, left, and an unidentified male at right, possible Phillip II, the father of Alexander the Great. Photos: Greek Culture Ministry
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Horse-themed floor mosaic dating back 2300 years found in tomb

Greek tomb may hold remains of relative of Alexander the Great.

A chariot linch pin from three angles, showing the intricate decoration at the ends. Photo: University of Leicester
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Stunning discovery of ancient chariot parts, equestrian tools

2200-year-old find includes a curry comb and two curved blades for hoof care.

Two jaws from anthracobunids recovered from 48 million year old sediments are pictured next to a horse skull. The study found that anthracobunids were an ancient relative of horses, rhinos, and tapirs. Photo:Cooper Lab, Northeast Ohio Medical University
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Asian fossils confirmed as close relative of modern horses

Unearthed bones add to understanding of the evolution of odd-toed ungulates.

Andy Smerdon and his horse Mack are leading the Sea to the Somme ride.
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Homage to WW1 horses in epic Sea to Somme trip

Group to recreate journey of thousands of men and horses to northern France.

A Przewalski's Horse: Today's domesticated horses are far removed from their wild cousins.
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Born to be wild? The changes wrought by domestication

Scientists propose explanation for a hodge-podge of traits in domestic animals.

Horseback journey proves to be the adventure of a lifetime
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Horseback journey proves to be the adventure of a lifetime

Tale of life on Pakistan’s north-western frontier is a real eye-opener.

A section of Hadrian's wall at Greenhead Lough. Photo: Velella
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Roman cavalry horses lived alongside soldiers – research

Long-standing mystery over where horses were stabled is answered.

The European forest elephant is among the animals that are now extinct. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
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Humans squarely in frame for mass extinctions – study

Danish researchers say correlation is strong between spread of mankind and extinctions.

The earliest known trousers, dating back 3300 years, may well have been designed with riding in mind. Photo: Archaeological Institute, M. Wagner
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Earliest trousers may have been designed for riding

3300-year-old trousers resemble modern riding pants, researchers say.

A carriage leaves Spindletop Farm during its heyday.
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Heyday of Saddlebred breed recalled at Spindletop Hall

“Mimosas and Memories: Spindletop’s Saddlebred Moments” to celebrate historic farm.

"South Wind", by Judy Nordquist, is among several arabian horse bronzes up for sale at the Gleannloch auction next month.
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Arabian horse treasures up for auction

200 rare and historic items from estate of renowned breeders Gleannloch Farms up for auction.

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