Archaeology Bulgaria

The gold mask also used as a drinking vessel was buried 2,300 years ago with its owner - presumably the Thracian king Teres II (351–342 BC). It was discovered in 2004 in Svetitsata tumulus near Shipka. The mask weights 670 grams


The stories all begin differently. A villager goes out to plough the fields that his father and grandfather had ploughed before him for years, never getting anything besides grain in return. With a backhoe, a construction worker digs a trench for a canal. An archaeologist sinks a shovel into a burial mound. Or an imanyar, or illegal treasure hunter, scouts around with his metal detector and digs where the device squeals the loudest.

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 10:02