Busy Marketplace in Bulgaria's Varna Yields More Ancient Treasures

Society | October 15, 2007, Monday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 0
Bulgaria: Busy Marketplace in Bulgaria's Varna Yields More Ancient Treasures The busy market place in the Bulgarian coastal town of Varna yielded another sarcophagus, bronze coins, perfume vials, a lamp and a jar in what promises to be a vast trove of buried treasure. Photo by bulphoto

The busy market place in the Bulgarian coastal town of Varna yielded another sarcophagus, the third to be found over the last two days by builders, working on a construction site nearby.

Decking the sarcophagus, archaeologists found bronze coins, perfume vials, a lamp and a jar.

The graveyard was unearthered for the first time at the end of last week in a region known as the Odessos necropolis. It was found to contain the skeletons of a 30-year-old woman and a man, who are believed to have been a poor family.

An ancient coin was found, which is believed to have been put under the tongue of the dead man. He was to give the coin to ferryman Charon to transport his souls across the river Styx into the underworld.
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