Ancient remains of 28 horses found in France. Were they killed in battle or sacrificed?

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An archaeological dig in France uncovered over two dozen dead horses and left researchers with a puzzling mystery.
The excavation, located in Villedieu-sur-Indre in Central France, uncovered several buildings, pits, ditches and even a pathway from the early Middle Ages, according to a news release from the country’s National Institute for Preventive Archaeological Research. The finds included nine pits containing the remains of horses.
Archaeologists used radiocarbon dating to determine that the horses lived between 100 BC to 100 AD, a span of about 200 years.
Just two of the pits have been fully excavated so far. In one pit, the horses were all found lying on their right sides, with their heads to the south, according to the news release. The animals were

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