Tuesday, 18 August 2009

More Ancient Gold Found In SE Bulgaria

And the finds of ancient treasure continue in Bulgaria. This time in SE Bulgaria near the town of Sliven. The quest for proving that Thracian Valley of the Kings in located in this area originally made by the now deceased archaeologist Georgi Kitov is now carried forward by wife Diana. It seems this is another big step forward in their case.

More Ancient Gold Found In SE Bulgaria
Bulgarian archaeologists have found a unique golden wreath in an unnamed mound near the South-East village of Krushare, Sliven District.

This has been announced Sunday by the archaeologist Diana Dimitrova, who was wife of the late great Bulgarian archaeologist, Georgi Kitov.
Until that moment, numerous objects have been found in the mound - a bronze candlestick, a glass rhyton, a huge bronze amphora, a golden bracelet, other golden objects, and glass vessels with some kind of liquid in them. The excavations continue and more find are expected to come up.

Dimitrova's team is taking part in the excavations Archaeology Summer "Sliven 2009", which began on June 9. In the initial plans of the team, there were 3-4 mounds marked. In is the third year in a row that the Sliven Municipality financially supports the "TEMP" expedition.

This was Georgi Kitov's expedition.
His goal was to prove that the Valley of the Thracian Kings lies to the big branch of the Tundzha River next to the city of Sliven.

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