Skip to comments.East Bulgaria Reveals Minoan Pertainence
Posted on 01/23/2005 4:25:15 PM PST by blam
East Bulgaria Reveals Minoan Pertainence
18 January 2005, Tuesday.
The Eastern Rhodopes revealed an old-times funeral site obviously pertaining to an ancient Crete-Micenae cult dating 3,500 years ago.
The demographic researcher Mincho Gumarov of Kardzhali has donated the local museum with unique finds of ceramics, bronze and silver.
The artifacts from the late bronze epoch were found in the nearby Samara cave.
The find's pertainence to the epoch of legendary Micenae derives from the found labris (short two-face ritual axe, characteristic of that civilisation) and a silver amulet of the cult to Mother Earth, as well as pieces of surgery utensils.
Researchers suggested this finding confirmed some theories that the land of Eastern Rhodopes was once part of the Minoan culture and civilisation.
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I'm *SO* glad the communists never discovered these shrines, temples or artifacts; They would have disappeared.
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Bulgaria, crossroads of the backwaters of Europe. But seriously, this old article is related to this topic.Unique book goes on displayThe world's oldest multiple-page book - in the lost Etruscan language - has gone on display in Bulgaria's National History Museum in Sofia. It contains six bound sheets of 24 carat gold, with illustrations of a horse-rider, a mermaid, a harp and soldiers. The small manuscript, which is more than two-and-a-half millennia old, was discovered 60 years ago in a tomb uncovered during digging for a canal along the Strouma river in south-western Bulgaria... There are around 30 similar pages known in the world, Ms Penkova said, "but they are not linked together in a book".
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