Bulgaria's Thracian Heritage            

The Panagyurishte Treasure

The Vulchitrun Treasure

The  Rogozen Treasure


The Small Tomb Treasure


The Letnitsa Treasure


The Borovo Treasure

THE svetitsata TREASURE

In the summer of 2004, during archaeological excavations at the Svetitsata mound near Shipka, a tomb was found. It was made of stone slabs and  presumed to contain a royal burial dating from the middle or the second half of the 5th century BC.

It was at this archaeological site that a unique gold mask was uncovered. Weighing 690 g, the funerary mask is almost ten times as heavy as the ones excavated in Mycenae and Trebeniste. The archaeologists also found a bronze armour, an icon sword, arrow and spearheads, as well as red-figured and silver vases.

Scholars consider the armour to be a unique find. Several armour pieces of similar make have been found so far,  but this is the first time ever that a finding reveals how the pectoral and the back plate were linked.



The Varna Necropolis Treasure


The Duvanlii Treasure


The Mogilanska Mogila Treasure


The Loukovit Treasure


The Kralevo Treasure


The Svetitsata Treasure