Historical Bulgarian Landmark Looted

Society | June 27, 2005, Monday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 0

Robbers have looted the tomb of the mythical Orpheus near the southern Bulgarian village Tatul.

The vandals have destroyed many of the premises constructed by the archaeologists working at the site. The landmark has been severely damaged, Nicholay Ovcharov, the head of the team, said.

Last week a ritual gold piece of plastic art was discovered by a team of Bulgarian archaeologists at that same site. The team discovered the semi-sphere gold artifact during excavation near the village of Tatul.

The 23-carat gold dates back to 15-14th century BC, archeologists revealed. The unique find could be a part of a ritual leather mask or a fragment of a chest decoration.

The archeologists launched Tatul expedition two weeks ago. According to scientific theories this is theorpheus place where the mythical musician Orpheus was buried.

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