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Trundholm Sun Chariot Denmark 10th c. B.C. Archaeological evidence collected in Europe provides strongest parallels for early Indo-European myths first set down on the Indian subcontinent according to Kristian Kristiansen of Gothenber University.. One of most important of these shared Bronze Age myths is of the sun cult, wherein the sun’s daily journey is symbolized by a horse drawing a chariot across the heavens. This is also widely interpreted as the journey from death to the afterlife...
The Sun Chariot - Was found on Trundholm Mose, Denmark. The find dates back to the old Bronze Age, about 1400 B.C. The Sun Chariot, which is made of bronze, consists of a gold coated disc of the sun, drawn by a horse, both placed on a small six-wheeled chariot. The original Sun Chariot is on display at the National Museum in Copenhagen and is considered to be one of the most famous Danish national treasures. It is unique of its kind in the whole world.
Hallstatt culture votive gift, 1oth-6th century BCE. Cult-chariot of Strettweg (7th BCE). A funerary gift for a prince whose ashes were buried in a hill tumulus. The chariot shows a sacrificial procession, with the stag as victim, sacrificed to the tall female goddess by the naked man with the axe. Bronze, height 33 cm