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29 January 2016

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The answer is - in Bulgaria!

This article will introduce you to the history of the oldest gold in the world, found in the not so distant 1972, during archeological excavations in the city of Varna.
Gold ornaments produced as early as 5-4 century BC, were found in the Varna necropolis. Their total weight is 1.5 kg of pure gold. The ornaments are Thracian and found on the skeleton of a 45 year old man who was buried ceremoniously, with golden treasures. Needless to say that this discovery caused enormous interest worldwide, yet many people are unaware of its existence.

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For this reason, at the moment it travels around the world for the people from all continents to see it. The official, however, year-round exhibition is in Varna Archaeological Museum, where besides the treasure, one can go back in time to the Stone-Copper Age, the early culture of the Thracians and go through all the significant events and cultures from the first to the 19th century.

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Every visit to the Archaeological Museum will leave you amazed at the inventions and lifestyle of every ancient culture passed and lived in these places.
In the past, the territory of Bulgaria has been the cultural center of Europe, inhabited by the most advanced civilizations of the world. We are not disputing the fact, how much the ancient Thracians contributed to the development of other advanced civilizations in Europe.
As a result of intensive archaeological excavations in 1960 and 1970, a number of Thracian tombs and sanctuaries were found. More significant among them are: Sveshtari tomb, the tomb of Kazanlak, Tatul, Seuthopolis, Perperikon tomb, Alexandrovo etc.
A large number artfully crafted gold and silver treasures from 5-4 century BC, thousands of gold rings, polished ceramic artifacts revealing the wealth of Thracian civilization.

What has led to the rapid disappearance of their culture? Some scientists agree that the possible impact of global warming at that time played a role in the decline of the civilization of the Thracians. Before about 6000 years, between the fifth and second century BC, the Earth's climate became warmer and the icebergs melted, increasing sea levels worldwide by 3 meters. Global influences of such an event, that actually we see today also, may have influenced the slow, but total defeat of the Thracian civilization.
What is positive about it is that, the remains of their great achievements you can still see in the Varna Archaeological Museum even today, thousands of years later, which will surely ignite your imagination and the memory, will remain for life.

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The article wrote Ivan Dimitrov - Sales & Marketing Manager at Riviera Holiday Club

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