Ancient Europeans

celtic_hound2In Kana, Hungary archaeologists found a medieval cemetery from 10th-13th centuries. Interesting is that the cemetery is divided in two: one part for burying humans ant the other for dogs.
Prof. Marta Daroczi-Szabo (University of Budapest), said that the residents of Kana were practicing more than just one religion. The Hungarians were converted to Catholicism in the year 1000 and they were not allowed to practice pagan sacrifices. But people continued to worship dogs as holy animals. Daroczi-Szabo said that the adult canines were buried in special graves. Four puppies were put to rest in clay pots. The dog cemetery was placed next to the human burial ground.
Ancient Europeans living there worshipped dogs and believed that they protected people against the powers of evil. The Hungarians also believed that dogs symbolized faithfulness and helped overcome envy.


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