Bulgarian treasure trove unearthed

Archaeologists dig up gold rings, figurines, bracelets and buttons belonging to Thracian Empire of third century BC.
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2012 03:28

Archaeologists in Bulgaria have unearthed a treasure dating back to the third century BC.

Gold rings, figurines, bracelets and buttons have been dug up after over 2,000 years of lying in a Bulgarian hillside, near the village of Sveshtari, 400km from the Bulgarian capital Sofia.

The treasure is from the Thracian Empire - a civilisation that competed with the Greeks and Romans for land and influence.

Al Jazeera's John Joe Regan explains.


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