Bulgaria's Thracian Heritage           

The Panagyurishte Treasure


The Vulchitrun Treasure



The  Rogozen Treasure


The Small Tomb Treasure


The Letnitsa Treasure


The Borovo Treasure

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In 1972, during excavations at the Chalcolithic necropolis of a settlement dating to the end of the fifth millennium BC near the present-day city of Varna on the Black Sea coast, archaeologists revealed traces of a civilization equal to that of Egypt and Mesopotamia. During the digs many tombs were found with over 300 objects made of pure gold - scepters, axes, bracelets, other decorative pieces, bull-shaped plates. Most amazing is the sepulcher of a ruler/high priest with a gold scepter and a set of gold regalia, symbols of power and authority.

So, the Varna necropolis was found to contain remarkably rich burials. Over 1.5 kg of gold in the form of fine appliqus, bracelets, and beads were uncovered  in just one grave. Some of the findings are of strikingly exquisite making. The massive gold concave bracelets would challenge even the skilful modern jewellers.




The Varna Necropolis Treasure



The Duvanlii Treasure



The Mogilanska Mogila Treasure



The Loukovit Treasure


The Kralevo Treasure


The Svetitsata Treasure