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Unearthed after 2,500 years, the gold earrings that could have been made yesterday

Posted on 8:48 PM by Sameer Shah


It's the sort of classic jewellery favoured by modern women except these earrings were worn 2,500 years ago.

An archeologist discovered gold earrings, a ring and other funeral gifts dating back to the 5th century B.C. while excavating a Thracian tomb near the village of Kushare, about 280km from Sofia, Bulgaria.

Some of the oldest examples of gold jewellery and artifacts have been discovered in Bulgaria and it's Black Sea coast is considered the birthplace of the world's metal production.


What are Bulgaria's borders today were part of several ancient civilizations, including Thracian cultures which existed from the 5th millennium BC up to the end of Roman rule.

Bulgarian archeologist Georgi Kitov, who made these discoveries, specializes in Thracian cultures and is well known for his controversial excavation practices, such as using earthmoving machines.

Last year his team unearthed a gold mask belonging to a fourth century B.C. Thracian King in southeastern Bulgaria.


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