20 November 2009

Another Thracian treasure found

Bulgarian archaeologists have presented their findings from the tomb of a Thracian aristocrat.
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 of other ornate silver and bronze vessels.

The aristocrat belonged to a rich family descended from the ruling strata in the Odrysian Kingdom (5-3rd century BC).
Several other Thracian treasure troves have been found. What I find most incredible is the quality of the workmanship; many of the items are as skillfully created as anything produced in Renaissance Europe - but these come from 400 B.C.

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