Thracian Tomb Yields Bounty of Golden Artifacts more than 2,400 Years Old

“Archaeologists 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 who were rivals with the ancient Greeks and part of a larger group of tribes called the Thracians. The Thracians inhabited an area west of the Black Sea for around 1,000 years, starting around the 5th century B.C.E.

Among the artifacts discovered were four bracelets with snake heads, a tiara with reliefs of lions and fantasy animals, a horse-head ornamental piece, a golden ring, 44 female figure depictions and 100 golden buttons.” (Via Redorbit)

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