Bronze Zeus Surprises Bulgaria

Society | September 21, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00

Bulgarian archaeologists unearthed on Tuesday a new treasure - a bronze head believed to be that of Zeus.

BTA news agency sited archaeologist Georgi Kitov, head of the TEMP 2004 expedition, as saying that the bronze head was disclosed Tuesday evening.

The head was found under a stone in highland mound near the city of Shipka, just a few meters away from the place where another Thracian treasure was found.

A gold mask, weighting half a kilo and made of pure gold, alongside a ring, were discovered in August by Kitov's team. The unique mask is believed to have belonged to the first recorded Odrissi triber's ruler Teres.

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