Ancient Royal Horse Unearthed in Iran
discovery / Jennifer Viegas
03-May-2011 (one comment)

Remains of the oldest known Caspian horse, otherwise referred to as the "Kings' horse" due to its popularity among royals the world over, have been unearthed in northern Iran, according to CAIS.

The more than 3,000-year-old remains were found at an Iranian site named Gohar-Tappeh. In ancient times, royals often chose Caspian horses to ride them into battle and/or to pull their chariots.

During more recent history, individuals such as Price Philip of
England have popularized the Caspian, which is the oldest breed of horse
in the world still in existence.

The Shah of Iran gifted such a horse to Prince Philip in 1972.
Hoping to strengthen the breed's numbers, Prince Philip had numerous
additional Caspian horses exported to the U.K. This led to the formation
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