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Mystery 4,000-yr-old dog sacrifices in Russia

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4,000 years ago in the northern steppes of Eurasia, in the shadow of the Ural Mountains, a tiny settlement stood on a natural terrace overlooking the Samara River. In the late twentieth century, a group of archaeologists excavated the remains of two or three structures that once stood here, surrounded by green fields where sheep and cattle grazed. But the researchers quickly discovered this was no ordinary settlement. Unusual burials and the charred remains of almost fifty dogs suggested this place was a ritual center for at least 100 years.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/11/archaeologists-find-mysterious-4000-year-old-dog-sacrifices-in-russia/

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Didn't go fetch the slippers ...

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Probably part of the old Indo-European "Dog -Wolf-Warrior" cult. Parts of it survived among the Spartans and the Sarmatian borrowings among the Cumans.

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Well, I know those Spartans, they do love their slippers ...

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