UNEARTH GOLDEN HAUL
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[ July 25th 2005 ]
have unearthed a haul of golden treasures from
an ancient Thracian tomb in eastern Bulgaria.
The gold-rich burial was discovered late on Saturday
by a team of archaeologists working on excavations
near the village of Zlatinitsa, some 290 kilometres
(180 miles) east of the capital, Sofia, Associated
Press reports today.
included a golden ring and wreath, finely crafted
silver rhytons, or horn-shaped drinking vessels,
and many golden and silver pieces of armour and
horse trappings, Prof. Bozhidar Dimitrov told
the Associated Press in a telephone interview.
was an extremely rich funeral, suggesting that
the buried man could have been a Thracian king,"
Dimitrov said. "Although he was not buried according
to Thracian traditions, all objects of art bear
year, another archaeological expedition discovered
two vast Thracian tombs in the Kazanlak region,
prompting archaeologists to name it "the Valley
of Thracian Kings" in reference to the Valley
of Kings near Luxor, Egypt, home to the tombs
of Egyptian Pharaohs.