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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 01:33 PM

Bulgarian archaeologists find golden treasures in ancient Thracian tomb

Bulgarian archaeologists find golden treasures in ancient Thracian tomb

Tiara, snake-head bracelets and gold buttons among artefacts from Getae burial site near northern village of Sveshtari

Reuters, in Sofia
The Guardian, Thursday 8 November 2012 12.49 EST

Bulgarian archaeologists have discovered bracelets with snake heads, a tiara with animal motifs and a horse-head piece in a hoard of ancient golden artefacts unearthed during excavations at a Thracian tomb in the north of country.

The artefacts have been dated to the end of the fourth or the beginning of the third century BC. They were found in the biggest of 150 ancient tombs of the Getae people, a Thracian tribe that was in contact with the Hellenistic world.

The hoard also yielded a golden ring, 44 female figures depictions and 100 golden buttons.

"These are amazing findings from the apogee of the rule of the Getae," said Diana Gergova, head of the archaeologist team and a renown researcher of Thracian culture with the Sofia-based National Archaeology Institute.

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/08/bulgarian-archaeologists-golden-treasures-thracian

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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:34 PM

1. Exquisite work. I hope this link shows the photo

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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:24 PM

2. Man, the Thracians really got around Bulgaria. Check out the map on p. 5 ...

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