Aug 24, 2008

2,500 years old Modern Gold Earings!

Take a look at the picture above. Looks like modern gold jewelry? Actually these earnings are 2,500 years old! Bulgarian archeologist Georgi Kitov discovered these gold earrings along with a ring and other funeral gifts dating back to the 5th century B.C. while excavating an ancient Thracian tomb near the village of Kushare, about 280km from Sofia, Bulgaria. Can you believe it?

Bulgaria and it's Black Sea coast is considered the birthplace of the world's metal production. Last year archeologist Georgi Kitov's team unearthed a gold mask belonging to a fourth century B.C. Thracian King in southeastern Bulgaria.


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