Treasure Hunters Busted with Archaeology Finds in Bulgaria
Three treasure hunters where caught with archaeological items in the western Bulgarian town of Bobovdol Wednesday.
The men aged 41, 42, and 52, have criminal records; they were captured with 30 Roman bronze coins - one dated to 1st century BC, and the others - to 3rd-5th centuries AD, two Roman rings, a spear head, and lead melts.
When they were arrested, the three admitted the treasures had been found near the village of Chukovets. Experts from the Regional History Museum in the city of Kyustendil, together with the police inspected the spot and found a religious plaque with inscriptions in Greek dedicated to the Thracian god Heros, known as the Thracian Horseman.
- » Medieval Grave Excavated in Southern Bulgaria
- » Archaeologists Find Medieval Grave with Skeleton with Arrow in Chest in Bulgaria’s Plovdiv
- » Archaeologists May Have Discovered Ancient Thracian, Roman Town Scaptopara, Precursor of Bulgaria’s Blagoevgrad
- » Medieval Fortress Wall, Lady’s Ring with Crystal Discovered in Rescue Digs in Bulgaria’s Asenovgrad
- » Early Iron Age, Late Roman Settlement with Bi-ritual Necropolis Discovered in Southwest Bulgaria
- » Archaeologists Discover Large Roman Building under Tree Where Coin Hoard Was Found in Bulgaria's Mezdra