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The Early Bronze Age was characterized by tumulus graves, but in the 13 th
century bc a new type of grave dominated. The urn, always found in urnfields,
appeared first in the central Danubean area and then within two centuries spread
Figure 73: Roman marble portraits of the Republic. (Top left) Head of an elderly
veiled man, c. 75-65 BC. In the Vatican Museum, Rome. Life-size. (Top right)
Portrait in death-mask style, 1st century BC. In the Museo di Antichita, Turin, Italy.
These inventions probably came from Central Asia; the Huns, for example, knew
the saddle, horseshoes, and stirrups in the 5th century ad. In the 6th century bc,
wheels with 34 spokes were buried in the Altai Mountains. The Chinese made ...
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