4,100-year-old golden treasure found in Bulgaria

Bulgarian archaeologists have unearthed 15,000 tiny golden pieces that date back to the end of the third millennium BC – a find they say matches the famous treasure of Troy.

Bulgarian archaeologists have unearthed 15,000 tiny golden pieces that date back to the end of the third millennium BC – a find they say matches the famous treasure of Troy.

The 4,100 to 4,200-year old golden ornaments have been gradually unearthed since last summer in an ancient tomb near the central village of Dabene, located 75 miles east of the capital, Sofia, said Prof. Vasil Nikolov, consultant of excavations at the site.

“This treasure is a bit older than Schliemann’s finds in Troy, and contains many more golden ornaments,” Nikolov said.

The treasure consists of more than 15,000 miniature golden rings, some of them so finely crafted that the point where the ring is welded is invisible with an ordinary microscope.

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