The skeleton of a dog believed to be from the Iron Age was just found in England and pieced together at the University of Leicester.
Vicki Score of Leicester U said: ‘The skeleton of the dog was discovered at the entrance to the site, buried in a slot in the ground. We believe it was bound and sacrificed and buried to guard the coin offerings. It would have been considered an honour for the dog, which was probably quite old, to be sacrificed in this way.’
Poor dog! Did he really feel “honoured”? Because I’m thinking that he would have preferred a juicy mutton chop.