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  • Serbian Archaeologist Finds 4,000-Year-Old Chariot

    12/14/2013 5:41:01 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 37 replies
    InSerbia ^ | Friday, December 6th, 2013 | InSerbia Team
    Pirot – During the protective archaeological works, carried out in parallel with the construction of Corridor 10, archaeologist Zoran Mitic found the remains of beautifully decorated chariot, assumed to be aged between 3,000 and 4,000 years and to have belonged to a Thracian from the elite of the time. According to Mitic, this an unique and extremely important item, which he found near the village of Stanicenje. “This is a chariot, drawn by two horses. My assumption is that the chariot belonged to a Thracian citizen,” Mitic told Tanjug. He said that this is backed by the fact that, at...
  • Bulgarian Archaeologists Find Unique Gold Thracian Treasure

    11/08/2012 5:26:22 PM PST · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 12 replies
    Novinite [Sofia News Agency; Bulgaria] ^ | November 8, 2012 | Staff
    Bulgarian archaeologists have found a unique gold Thracian treasure in the famous Sveshtari tomb. The team, led by one of the most prominent Bulgarian experts on Thracian archaeology, Prof. Diana Gergova, from the National Archaeology Institute at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, BAS, made the discovery during excavations at the so-called Omurtag mount. The researchers found fragments of a wooden box, containing charred bones and ashes, along with a number of extremely well-preserved golden objects, dated from the end of the 4th and the beginning of the 3rd century B. C.. They include four spiral gold bracelets, and a number...
  • Treasures Fit For A King (Thracians)

    05/29/2005 10:35:02 AM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 557+ views
    Time - Europe ^ | 5-29-2005 | Jumana Farouky
    Treasures Fit For The KingsA spate of spectacular discoveries could completely change our view of the Thracians, one of history's most mysterious peoples By JUMANA FAROUKY TCVETAN TOMCHEV / AFP GOLD RUSH: Thracian artifacts, like this piece of horse's armor, reveal Bulgaria's past Sunday, May. 29, 2005 They had been digging for 12 years, 4 months a year, 18 hours a day. Since 1992, Georgi Kitov and his team have been searching through Bulgaria's Valley of the Kings, a 100-km, heavily forested region in the center of the country. The valley is dotted with ancient burial mounds erected by the...
  • Bulgaria Archaeologists Present Unique Thracian Tomb Finds [pics]

    11/21/2009 8:44:26 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies · 717+ views
    Novinite ^ | Tuesday, November 17, 2009 | unattributed
    A team of Bulgarian archaeologists led by Veselin Ignatov formally presented Tuesday their finds from the tomb of an aristocrat from Ancient Thrace near the southern town of Nova Zagora. In October and November 2009, Ignatov's team found a burial tomb of dated back to the end of 1st century and beginning of 2nd century AD, located outside of the village of Karanovo, in southern Bulgaria. The finds at the lavish Thracian tomb include gold rings, silver cups and vessels coated with gold and clay vessels. Those include two silver cups with images of love god Eros, and a number...
  • Thracian funeral mound found near Pravets

    11/28/2008 8:31:21 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies · 245+ views
    iBox (Bulgaria) ^ | November 26, 2008 | Diana Stoykova
    An archaeological discovery of a great importance has been during an anti-treasure hunting action. During an inspection damages on the mound have been noticed and that provoked a further investigation of the site. At the level of the antique terrain a funeral ritual had been performed. Several bronze objects were found, a ring and silver earrings. Another silver earring was found on the upper level of the mound, dating from IV B.C. A fragmented urn with burnt human bones is one of the biggest discoveries. It's hand-made. A small object, most probable a knife, was found inside the urn. The...
  • Bulgarian archaeologists unearth ancient chariot ( Swing Low Sweet...!)

    11/21/2008 11:16:25 AM PST · by Candor7 · 10 replies · 758+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | Nov 21, 12:32 PM EST | VESELIN TOSHKOV
    SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) -- Archaeologists have unearthed an elaborately decorated 1,800-year-old chariot sheathed in bronze at an ancient Thracian tomb in southeastern Bulgaria, the head of the excavation said Friday. "The lavishly ornamented four-wheel chariot dates back to the end of the second century A.D.," Veselin Ignatov told The Associated Press in a telephone interview from the site, near the southeastern village of Karanovo. But he said archaeologists were struggling to keep up with looters, who often ransack ancient sites before the experts can get to them. SNIP
  • Thracian Tomb Dated On 360 Year B.C. Found In Southern Tsarevo

    06/19/2008 7:16:11 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 125+ views
    International News BG ^ | 6-19-2008 | Kristalina Ilieva
    Thracian Tomb Dated on 360 Year B.C. Found in Southern Tsarevo Updated on: 19.06.2008, 19:05 Author: Kristalina Ilieva A Thracian tomb with semi cylinder arch was found by archaeologists in the territory of the south seaside Tserovo municipality. Tombs of this kind haven't been found to the moment in the Strandja Mountain, the chief of the excavations works Daniela Agre informed. Undoubtedly the tomb is of a local dynasty ruler, who used to govern Southeastern Thrace and most probably controlled the production of ore. The tomb was incredibly beautiful with white soft limestone, but unfortunately is half destroyed by the...
  • Thracian God Dionysus's Temple Discovered in Bulgaria?

    06/02/2008 8:28:30 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 268+ views
    International News.bg ^ | 5-27-20087 | Blaga Bangieva
    Thracian God Dionysus's Temple Discovered in Bulgaria? Updated on: 27.05.2008, 12:30 Author: Blaga Bangieva Over the tomb of Sevt III (on the coin) in the mound Goliama Kosmatka near Shipka town (Central Bulgaria) is most probably located the temple of Dionysius - the God of Fruitfulness. The news was reported in Kazanluk city by the director of local History Museum Kosio Zarev. According to Zarev's words the conclusion was made after the detailed geo-radar examinations of the mound executed by a private team. The researches showed that immediately over the Sevt III's tomb, revealed three years ago, is located a...
  • Unique Thracian Symbol Of Royalty Discovered In Bulgaria

    06/12/2007 6:22:35 PM PDT · by blam · 23 replies · 1,059+ views
    Novinite ^ | 6-11-2007
    Unique Thracian Symbol of Royalty Discovered in Bulgaria 11 June 2007, Monday Archaeologists have discovered the most ancient ruler's symbol on Bulgarian territory, what was once the kingdom of the Thracian tribes. The Bulgarian archaeologists Daniela Agre and Deyan Dichev, who are leading the Strandzha expedition, made the announcement for the exceptional finding on the Bulgarian National Radio on Monday. The artifact was unearthed near the village of Golyam Dervent. Dichev and Agre were researching a dolmen (dolmens were the first Thracian tombs) when they noticed a frieze of intertwined zoomorphic and geometrical elements carved on the entrance of the...
  • Ancient Bulgarian Sanctuaries "Older" Than Egyptian Pyramids

    05/16/2007 12:40:25 PM PDT · by blam · 19 replies · 971+ views
    Novinite ^ | 5-16-2007
    Ancient Bulgarian Sanctuaries "Older" than Egyptian Pyramids 16 May 2007, Wednesday Bulgarian scientist will try to prove their hypothesis that the rock sanctuaries of Tatul and Perperikon in the Eastern Rhodopi Mountains are more ancient than Egyptian pyramids. To prove their hypothesis, the scientists will organize the biggest archaeology expedition in the country that will be situated near the southern town of Kardzhali. The top Bulgarian archaeologist Nikolay Ovcharov will lead the expedition. The hypothesis of the rock sanctuaries' age was voiced some months ago by two Bulgarian historians. According to them the first cuts in the rocks there date...
  • Unique Ancient Thracian Chariot Unearthed In Bulgaria

    04/21/2007 9:14:31 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 1,163+ views
    Novinite.com ^ | 4-21-2007
    Unique Ancient Thracian Chariot Unearthed In Bulgaria 21 April 2007, Saturday A completely intact Thracian chariot was unearthed by the Bulgarian archaeologist Vesselin Ignatov on Friday, Darik News reported. The chariot was found near a burial barrow close to the central Bulgarian town of Nova Zagora. Ignatov and his team have already dated the finding to 2 century BC. The chariot has two wheels with its roof made of heavy bronze in the form of eagle heads and a folding iron chair, where the driver sat. The chariot was aimed to be pulled by three horses. The uniqueness of the...
  • Ancient Gold Treasures Unearthed In Thracian Tomb Near Black Sea

    09/04/2006 3:04:13 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 670+ views
    Ancient gold treasures unearthed in Thracian tomb near Black Sea The Associated Press Published: September 4, 2006 SOFIA, Bulgaria A 2,200-year-old set of gold jewelry was unearthed from a Thracian burial mound on Bulgaria's Black Sea coast, the archaeologist who led the excavations said Monday. Daniela Agre said her team in late August found dozens of tiny jewelry pieces in the tomb of a woman, most likely a Thracian priestess, near the resort of Sinemorets, about 500 kilometers (310 miles) southeast of the capital, Sofia. The discovery included two earrings, crafted like miniature chariots, as well as parts of gold...
  • Archeologists find unique Thracian gold near seaside

    08/28/2006 10:42:02 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies · 333+ views
    Bulgarian News Network ^ | Tuesday, August 29, 2006 | unattributed
    A unique gold treasure from Thracian times was found on Sunday near the town of Sinemorets at the Bulgarian seaside, news agencies reported. The excavations near the mouth of Veleka River continued during the day and the field is guarded by the police. Local people have dug the hill for inert materials and later archeologists discovered the gold treasure, Darik radio announced. There are lots of gold and silver vessels and cult clay tiles with the image of Mother Earth Goddess. Up to the Sunday evening an extremely valuable wreath and a set of golden earrings have been brought out...
  • Ancient dagger found in Bulgaria

    08/06/2006 7:50:48 PM PDT · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 48 replies · 1,136+ views
    BBC ^ | August 6, 2006 | Nick Thorpe
    The alloy used suggests sophisticated metal-working skillsArchaeologists have discovered a precious golden dagger dated to about 3,000BC in a Thracian tomb in the centre of Bulgaria. It is the latest find from one of many tombs believed to have formed the cradle of Thracian civilisation. The dagger, made of an alloy of gold and platinum, was found near the village of Dubovo. Bozhidar Dimitrov, head of Bulgaria's National Museum, told Reuters news agency the discovery was "sensational". It is the latest in a string of finds in the area in recent years which has excited archaeologists and has provided...
  • Key Archaeological Find At Bulgaria's Veliko Turnovo (Thracians)

    06/26/2006 7:14:46 PM PDT · by blam · 20 replies · 1,041+ views
    Sofia Echo ^ | 6-26-2006 | Colin Munro
    Key archeological find at Bulgaria's Veliko Turnovo 09:00 Mon 26 Jun 2006 - Colin Munro A gold Thracian breastplate found near the village of Golemanite, Veliko Turnovo municipality, has proven pivotal to the re-construction of the Thracian Calendar. Using a mathematical model, Ventseslav Tsonev of the Regional Historical Museum in Veliko Turnovo presented his findings at a conference on Treasures and Sacred Typography, held recently in Sliven. “In the Thracians’ calendar, there are three seasons and 60 main holidays. A year consisted of 12 months with 360 days, five days being added to the last month every year.” As there...
  • Italians Unveil Secret Of Bulgaria's Precious Head

    01/23/2006 2:34:02 PM PST · by blam · 14 replies · 860+ views
    Novinite ^ | 1-22-2006
    Italians Unveil Secret of Bulgaria's Precious Thracian Head Lifestyle: 22 January 2006, Sunday. Italy's restorers have unveiled the secret hidden in the eyes of King Sevt III's unique bronze mask discovered in Bulgaria, archeologist Georgi Kitov has said. The sculptors who have worked on the mask probably knew a lot about chemistry too, Kitov was quoted as saying by actualno.com. Italian restorer Edilberto Formili has discovered that the eyes of the unique Thracian mask were made from a glass paste mixed with alabaster and iron, which produced the brownish tint in Sevt III's look. The bottoms of the eyeballs were...
  • Thracian Gold Found At Tatul Temple

    07/02/2005 4:24:31 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 1,155+ views
    Thracian Gold Found at Tatul Temple 23-carat Thracian gold has emerged from the Tatul sanctuary in the Rhodopes. Photo by sinia-planeta.com Lifestyle: 2 July 2005, Saturday. Archeologists have found a piece of 23-carat Thracian gold in south Bulgaria. The team was examining the Tatul sanctuary near Kardzhali when they picked the precious find. It was discovered in a layer from the Late Bronze Age. Experts believe that the piece was a part of a gold-trimmed stone mask. Tatul, an extremely rich archeological site, is expected to bring to the surface sensational finds, specialists say. They have already discovered a thin...
  • Thracian Owner Of Gold Mask Axe-Chopped

    05/17/2005 2:56:28 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 823+ views
    Thracian Owner of Gold Mask Axe-Chopped The owner of the ancient gold mask – Thracian king Seutus III – has been chopped after his death, Bulgarian experts found, proving a theory for Thracians' funeral rituals. Photo by Kameliya Atanasova (Sofia News Agency) Lifestyle: 17 May 2005, Tuesday. The Thracian king Seutus III, whose gold mask was unearthed in 2004 by Bulgarian archaeologists, has been chopped with an axe after his death, an expert research showed. According to archaeologists this discovery is pure sensation because it proves the theory that ancient Thracians used to chop into pieces their rulers' bodies and...
  • Bulgarian Archaeologists Find 3,000 Year-Old Pictograms, Say May Be Thracian Script

    08/04/2004 10:48:58 AM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 800+ views
    21:05 - 03.08.2004Bulgarian Archaeologists Find 3,000 Year-old Pictograms, Say May Be Thracian Script SOFIA (bnn)- Archaeologists exploring remains of a Bronze Age fortress in southern Bulgaria said Tuesday they found traces of primitive scripture supposed to have been used by Thracian tribes that once lived in that area. The pictograms, painted on 3, 000 year-old ceramic utensils, were found near the ancient Perperikon fortress, some 300 kilometers (186 miles) southeast of Sofia, archaeological team leader Nikolay Ovcharov told state TV. He said the discovery could back a still unconfirmed hypothesis that the Thracians, had a script of their own. The...
  • Archaeological Discovery in Bulgaria Clue to Ancient Mystery

    02/14/2003 1:30:45 PM PST · by vannrox · 20 replies · 773+ views
    www.novinite.com ^ | 2003-02-13 | Novinite editorial Staff
     Subscribe for free at www.novinite.com Archaeological Discovery in Bulgaria Clue to Ancient Mystery2003-02-13Bulgarian archaeologists discovered an oval ritual hall fitting the description that ancient historians gave to the Dionysus Temple in the Rhodope range famous for its splendor and mysteriousness in antique times and for the many failed attempts to determine its exact location in modernity. During an expedition in 2002, the team of archeologist Nikolay Ovcharov unearthed the hall inside of an ancient Thracian palace, some 250km southeast of Bulgaria's capital Sofia. The temple-palace is part of the dead city of Perpericon in Bulgaria's Eastern Rhodope Mountain that...