Bulgaria Golden Treasure

Our favourite stories are old, buried treasure, and this one seems fairly significant:

Archaeologists Find Ancient Treasure

Yahoo! News
By NEVYANA HADJIYSKA, Associated Press Writer
Wed Aug 17, 2005

“SOFIA, Bulgaria – Bulgarian archaeologists have unearthed about 15,000 tiny golden pieces that date back to the end of the third millennium B.C. – a find they said Wednesday matches the famous treasure of Troy.

The golden ornaments, estimated to be between 4,100 and 4,200 years old, have been unearthed gradually during the past year from an ancient tomb near the central village of Dabene, about 75 miles east of the capital, Sofia, said Vasil Nikolov, an academic consultant on the excavations.”

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