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You can order replicas of Thracian treasures- Sunday, August 20, 2017

Online shop for luxury creation, related to the Thracian history - http://giftsbg.net

The mission of this online gallery http://giftsbg.net is to promote and sale arts of high aesthetic value related to the history of Bulgaria. On the pages of this site you can find handmade creation with great respect to the Thracian culture.Te limited numder of art sculptures and ancient vessels, done to admire the spirit and the masterpieces of the timeless art of Bulgarian museums.

Our mission is to bring these unique art replicas closer to you and to enable you to love and order these antique vessels.

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The golden mask of the Thracian King Theres- Friday, October 28, 2016

The golden mask of the Thracian King Theres

The unique treasure, estimated at several million dollars was found near the town of Shipka  in Bulgaria by expedition led by phd  Georgi Kitov from the Archaeological Institute of BAS .

The treasure was found in the grave, located  2 km from Shipka, Bulgaria and it is  assumed that this is the tomb of Thracian king Odrysian king Teres, who lived 440-480 BC. The Thracian aristocrats were buried in mounds. The size of the tomb is 3.20 to 1.60 meters.

Experts have found that the mound is from the middle and second half of the 5th century BC.King Teres is known as the father of Sitalk.

The gold  mask was discovered by the wife of Dr. Kitov, Diana Dimitrova. The mask was done by solid 23-carat gold and its  weight is around 670 grams. There is no analogue of  such antique, according to the archaeologist. The ring has a very fine workmanship and weighs 15 grams.

One of the most interesting and curious hypotheses about the mask is that it served as a phiale. On special ceremonies, the king drank wine from the mask and then put it on his face. It sounds exotic, but it is quite possible that this is a death mask of king Teres.

 "The treasure is priceless ", said the archaeologist. 

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