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Ancient jewellery treasures unearthed

Archaeologists have discovered a 2,400-year-old golden hoard in an ancient Greek tomb in Bulgaria. Gold jewellery was among the artifacts including four bracelets and a ring.
The treasure is estimated to date back to the end of the 4th century BC, originally belonging to the Thracians, an ancient group of tribes. The bounty was uncovered last Thursday (November 8) at an ancient burial site 400km northeast of Sofia near the village of Sveshtari in northern Bulgaria

Local archaeologists found gold artifacts and jewellery including a tiara with reliefs of lions and fantasy animals; snakeheads; four bracelets; a ring; 44 applications of female figures and 100 golden buttons.

In recent decades, archaeologists have discovered a large number of Thracian artifacts in the Sveshtari tombs, providing most of what is known of their culture, as they had no written language and left no enduring records.

The Thracians, ruled by a powerful warrior aristocracy rich in gold treasures, inhabited an area extending over modern Romania and Bulgaria, northern Greece and the European part of Turkey from as early as 4,000 BC.

Archeologists believe these findings could be linked to the first known Getic ruler, Cothelas.




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