A Roman Child Burial in Central France, with Puppy
Infant burials are very rare in pre-Christian Europe. We don't know what happened to the babies and young children who died, but they weren't put in cemeteries. A few infants were buried under houses, but most have simply vanished. So this very elaborate Gallo-Roman burial of a 1- to 2-year-old child is a very interesting find.
The child was buried with a puppy. The puppy was wearing a bronze collar with a bell, so it was certainly a household pet.