Treasures

Treasures

Once upon a time the Thracians inhabited our lands. The Greek chronicler Herodotus claims that 'after the Indian, the Thracian people are the most numerous'.

Millennia after, their ancient and mysterious culture was revealed in its true magnificence.

The unearthed Thracian gold treasures conquered the modern world and enabled a great civilization to take its deserving place in the history of mankind.

The Varna Chalcolithic Necropolis (4600 - 4200 B.C.) which experts qualify as 'the world's oldest gold and Europe's most ancient civilization' was a sensational discovery. The 28 objects - bracelets, hatches, ornaments, are now kept in the Varna Museum of History. The Vulchitrun treasure dates from the Bronze Age. The perfectly shaped and carefully polished ritual vessels weight 12.5 kg. They are part of the exhibition of the National Museum of History.

The Panagyuriste gold treasure (4th c.B.C.) is a royal set made of 23 carat gold. The nine exquisitely shaped vessels - rhytons, amphoras and a phial - are embossed and depict mythological scenes. It is kept in the Plovdiv Museum.

The Vratsa treasure (4th c.B.C) consists of a number of beautiful objects - a golden wreath, earrings and graves.

The Loukovit and Letnitsa treasures (4th c.B.C.) are both interesting and valuable.

The Rogozen royal silver treasure attracts attention with its 165 vessels with Greek and Thracian subjects.

These treasures are necessary to us today because their brilliance and beauty invariably return us to man's longing for harmony.

As "Mankind's Oldest Gold and Oldest Civilisation in Europe" they were shown in Japan, Canada, The USA, Mexico, France, Russia, Austria, Poland, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Hungary, Holland and India.

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