Sofia Shows Unseen Thracian Gold from Plovdiv

Society | March 30, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00
Sofia Shows Unseen Thracian Gold from Plovdiv A Bulgarian woman is examining Thracian gold objects discovered in Plovdiv several years ago. The 150-pieces collection is on display in Sofia for the first time. Photo by Kameliya Atanasova (SNA)

The heaviest solid-gold Thracian breastplate ever found on the Balkans was put on display in Sofia Wednesday.

The unique piece - weighting 250 grams of pure gold - is part of a collection of previously unseen Thracian gold from Plovdiv.

An armour plate with a gold ornament portraying Medusa Gorgona, the Greek goddess of horror, is yet another fascinating object at the exhibition.

Visitors will be able to see a total of 150 objects at the National History Museum.

The toreutic masterpieces were discovered in 2001 near the village of Kaloyanovo, just outside Plovdiv. The treasure belonged to a Thracian king who lived during the 5th century B.C.

We need your support so can keep delivering news and information about Bulgaria! Thank you!

Society » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Bulgaria news (Sofia News Agency - is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." (Sofia News Agency - and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria