35-Century-Old Gold Unearthed in Bulgaria

Society | June 24, 2005, Friday // 00:00

A ritual gold piece of plastic art was discovered by a team of Bulgarian archaeologists, it was announced.

The team, headed by Nikolay Ovcharov 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 chest decoration fragment.

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

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