1,400-year-old remains of headless horse and rider discovered in Germany

The skeletal stays of a man buried 1,400 several years back around a headless horse have been uncovered at an ancient cemetery in the town of Knittlingen in southern Germany. He very likely was the horse’s owner/rider when he was alive. 

The guy was buried at a time when the Merovingian dynasty (A.D. 476–750) flourished in the area, ruling a huge swath of territory in what is now France and Central Europe.