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Faithful 8,400-year-old dog found buried with his master in Sweden

Added 11-24-20 06:18:02pm EST - “The remains of a Stone Age-era dog and his master were found buried together at an excavation site in Sweden, with clear photos now showing the ancient canine bones, reports said. The dog, believed?” - Nypost.com

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The remains of a Stone Age-era dog and his master were found buried together at an excavation site in Sweden, with clear photos now showing the ancient canine bones, reports said.

The dog, believed to have been buried more than 8,400 years ago, was uncovered by archaeologists in Sölvesborg, about 350 miles south of Stockholm, in late September, the Daily Mail reported.

An animal osteologist who completed a preliminary exam of the bones said the dog’s breed has long since vanished but could be compared to a “powerful greyhound.”

The faithful pooch was buried with its master as part of his “grave goods” — an ancient tradition where the dead were buried with treasured objects.

The discovery was part of a major excavation that’s been underway since 2015 — one of the largest ever completed in the region — and required months of scraping and brushing at the Blekinge Museum to reveal the dog’s bone structure, the outlet said.

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