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Thrace and Thracian History

  1. Astronuc

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    While visiting Bulgaria, I got to see some old Europan history going back almost to 0 CE. However, I also learned that there is a Thracian legacy, which is truly amazing.

    In the last 10 years or so, an effort has been made to explore several ancient tombs at Starosel, Kazanluk, Alexandrovo and Perperek (near the southern Bulgarian town of Kurdjali). There may be more.

    http://www.rferl.org/features/2000/12/04122000095328.asp

    http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Aegean/9659/ (make sure popup killer is working)

    http://www.picturesofbulgaria.com/photo_gallery/starosel.html

    http://www.picturesofbulgaria.com/article/thracian_tomb_of_kazanluk.html

    http://www.agato.hit.bg/Alexandrovo.htm
    http://ultimate-bulgaria.com/thracian_life.htm - pictures of Thracian artifacts
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Astronuc

    Staff: Mentor

    Gold mask from Thracian period found in Bulgaria
    http://www.metimes.com/storyview.php?StoryID=20070716-062640-7820r (link is problematic)
    July 16, 2007

    Better link
    Archaeologists find 2,400-year-old golden mask
     
  4. I was actually reading an Archaeology magazine awhile back, and I stumbled over an article about Thracian chariot burials -- it's absolutely fascinating. Here's a link if you're interested.

    http://www.archaeology.org/0709/abstracts/chariot.html
     
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