The donkey had been interred next to an offering chamber with two narrow benches for offerings and recessed niches in its walls. The installation where…Read More »
the donkey was buried is roughly circular, its walls coated with mud plaster and filled with ash, hearths and animal bones — "testifying to continuous ritual activity involving the burning and deposition of sacrificial animal remains," the PLOS ONE authors write.
Here, a plan of the offering installation and donkey interment with close-up of groups of saddlebag fasteners. Less «
One of the metal fasteners for the donkey's saddlebag.
Science Newsletter: Subscribe
More from LiveScience
Live Science Staff
For the science geek in everyone, Live Science offers a fascinating window into the natural and technological world, delivering comprehensive and compelling news and analysis on everything from dinosaur discoveries, archaeological finds and amazing animals to health, innovation and wearable technology. We aim to empower and inspire our readers with the tools needed to understand the world and appreciate its everyday awe.