Posts Tagged ‘Thracian’

  • Thracian Child Sacrifice Discovered in Bulgaria

    on Apr 24, 15 • in Antiquty, Archaeology, Bulgaria, Excavation, News • with Comments Off on Thracian Child Sacrifice Discovered in Bulgaria

    Skeletons of three children thought to have been sacrificed by the Thracians in the sixth century B.C. have been discovered in one of 20 ritual pits at a site in southwest Bulgaria. The pits were uncovered during rescue digs by archaeologists from the National Institute and Museum of Archaeology of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences along the planned route of a new highway. Stones thought to have been used in the sacrificial ritual were also removed from the pit. Other pits contained the remains of food and animal offerings, such as the complete skeleton of

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  • Bulgarians Want Unique Thracian Treasure Back in Hometown

    on Nov 21, 12 • in Antiquty, Bulgaria, News, UNESCO • with Comments Off on Bulgarians Want Unique Thracian Treasure Back in Hometown

    An object from the unique gold Thracian treasure recently discovered in Bulgaria. Photo by BGNES Residents of Bulgaria’s town of Isperih plan to launch a petition to have the unique gold Thracian treasure, recently discovered in the nearby famous Sveshtari tomb, to be returned to them. The news was reported by Standard daily, citing the secretary of the Town Hall. The precious find is now on display at the Archeology Museum in the capital Sofia, but locals demand from the Culture Ministry to have it back in Isperih. Isperih Mayor, Beysim Basri, has talked to

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