Serbian archaeologist finds 4,000-year-old chariot

Pirot – During the protective archaeological works, carried out in parallel with the construction of Corridor 10, archaeologist Zoran Mitic found the remains of beautifully decorated chariot, assumed to be aged between 3,000 and 4,000 years and to have belonged to a Thracian from the elite of the time.

Photo: Kurir/Tanjug
Photo: Kurir/Tanjug

According to Mitic, this an unique and extremely important item, which he found near the village of Stanicenje.

“This is a chariot, drawn by two horses. My assumption is that the chariot belonged to a Thracian citizen,” Mitic told Tanjug.

He said that this is backed by the fact that, at the location where the chariot was found, was also found a tumulus – a tomb.

“Judging by the manner of burial, I guess that it was a member of Thracian people, not ordinary, but someone who occupied an important place in the hierarchy, due to the fact that the chariot is decorated with beautiful bronze applications,” he said.


  1. Great. And I hope when it’s all put together and cleaned and polished it can be seen in a Serbian museum, and not go to a foreign museum, like other archaeological finds, due to Serbian museums being closed. I am sure people will pay decent money for tickets to see these finds in person in a museum.

  2. Serbia, unlike Germany, has adopted British approach to archeology. It means to have the site conserved or even worse to have it reburried again. German reconstractive approach permits the visitor actually to see how something looked like in the past whereas Britishers used to dig, collect, take away and run.

    Can we somehow try to change it?