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Bounty Of Golden Artifacts Unearthed From 2,400-year-old Bulgarian Tomb
2012-11-09 20:17:25

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Bulgarian archeologists announced that they have unearthed a bounty of golden jewelry, sculptures, and other artifacts from a 2,400-year old tomb located in northern Bulgaria. The artifacts were found in a wooden box that contained burnt bones and ritual items, which had been wrapped in a gold-weave cloth. The tomb belonged to the Getae, an ancient tribal people that were rivals with the ancient Greeks and part of a larger group of...

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2008-08-07 12:05:06

A team of Bulgarian archaeologists working in an ancient Thracian tomb uncovered a well-preserved 1,900-year-old chariot, according to the team's leader on Thursday. The four-wheel chariot was discovered during excavations near the village of Borisovo, 180 mils east of Sofia, said Daniela Agre, lead archaeologist. "This is the first time that we have found a completely preserved chariot in Bulgaria," said Agre, a senior archaeologist at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Other excavations...

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2005-08-17 15:59:49

SOFIA, Bulgaria -- Bulgarian archaeologists have unearthed about 15,000 tiny golden pieces that date back to the end of the third millennium B.C. - a find they said Wednesday matches the famous treasure of Troy. The golden ornaments, estimated to be between 4,100 and 4,200 years old, have been unearthed gradually during the past year from an ancient tomb near the central village of Dabene, about 75 miles east of the capital, Sofia, said Vasil Nikolov, an academic consultant on the...

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2005-07-25 09:52:42

SOFIA, Bulgaria -- Archaeologists have unearthed a 2,400-year old golden treasure in an ancient Thracian tomb in eastern Bulgaria, the director of the country's History Museum said Monday. The gold-rich burial was discovered late on Saturday by a team of archaeologists, working on excavations near the village of Zlatinitsa, some 290 kilometers (180 miles) east of the capital, Sofia. The most impressive finds included a golden ring and wreath, finely crafted silver rhytons, or horn-shaped...


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