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  • Unearthed after 2,500 years, the gold earrings that could have been made yesterday[Bulgaria]

    08/19/2008 8:06:02 AM PDT · by BGHater · 27 replies · 209+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 17 Aug 2008 | Daily Mail
    It's the sort of classic jewellery favoured by modern women except these earrings were worn 2,500 years ago.An archeologist  discovered gold earrings, a ring and other funeral gifts dating back to the 5th century B.C. while excavating  a Thracian tomb near the village of Kushare, about 280km from Sofia, Bulgaria.Some of the oldest examples of gold jewellery and artifacts have been discovered in Bulgaria and it's Black Sea coast is considered the birthplace of  the world's metal production. Thracian bling: The gold earrings discovered during excavations of a tomb in Bulgaria What are Bulgaria's borders today were part of several...
  • Ancient Town 'Sevtopolis', Submerged On A Lake Bottom To Be Reconstructed

    02/18/2008 11:01:52 AM PST · by blam · 26 replies · 1,254+ views ^ | 2-18-2008 | Kristalina Ilieva
    Ancient Town 'Sevtopolis', Submerged on a Lake Bottom to be Reconstructed Updated on: 18.02.2008, 18:33 Published on: 18.02.2008, 14:52 Author: Kristalina Ilieva Association ‘Preserve the Bulgarian' starts action for the realizing of ‘Sevtopolis' project. At first the organizators will collect subscription list throughout the whole country, the projects author and major architect Jeko Tilev announced. Sevtopolis or the City of Tracian King Sevt III is capital of the Odyisian state in the end of IV - beginning of III century before Christ. It was found and observed in 1948 - 1954 by the construction works of Koprinka dam like and...
  • 1st Century AD Inscription Found in Ancient Thracian Tomb... Solon's 'Prayer to the Muses'

    10/01/2015 12:31:03 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    Archaeology in Bulgaria ^ | September 25, 2015 | Ivan Dikov
    The 1st century AD inscription which has recently been discovered printed (most likely, by accident) on an ancient vessel in an Ancient Thracian burial mound near the town of Tatarevo in Southern Bulgaria has been found out to be a verse from the poem “Prayer to the Muses” by Ancient Greek poet and statesman Solon. The inscription, which was printed on a clay vessel, was found in August 2015 by the archaeologists excavating a Thracian tumulus (burial mound) repeatedly targeted by treasure hunters in the town of Tatarevo, Parvomay Municipality, in Southern Bulgaria. The vessel with the “printed” inscription in...
  • Bulgarian Archaeologists Stumble Upon 'Oldest Children's Toy in Europe': Late Bronze Age Thracian...

    05/09/2015 6:54:14 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 40 replies
    Archaeology in Bulgaria ^ | May 5, 2015 | Ivan Dikov
    An Ancient Thracian bronze artifact in the shape of a stork's head described as "the oldest children's toy in Europe" has been identified by Bulgarian archaeologists among archaeological items found by local residents in the area of the southern town of Zlatograd in the Rhodope Mountains. The Thracian toy is made of bronze mixed with some silver, and is dated to the Late Bronze age, about 1500-1200 BC, the period of Ancient Troy and the Civilization of Mycenae. It consists of a tripod holding what appears to be a stork's head which can move and "drink water"; it weighs 30...
  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 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...