Archaeologists uncover intact Thracian settlement in Bulgaria

June 24th, 2009 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI  

Sofia (Bulgaria), June 24 (ANI): A team of archaeologists has uncovered an intact Thracian settlement close to the southeast town of Nova Zagora in Bulgaria.

According to a report in, the team comprised of Konstantin Gospodinov and Veselin Ignatov from the city of Burgas, who hope that their finding would be the first Thracian settlement to be uncovered in its entirety.

The settlement is located along the Blatnitsa River. It had a moat around it, and include large buildings rising above the ground, reported.

So far, the archaeologists have discovered remains of stored grain, weaving looms, pottery including imported ceramics made by the ancient Greeks.

They have also found parts of decorations made of bronze, glass, and bones, as well as alloys of gold, silver, and copper.

Among their most precious findings is a silver coin from the nearby Greek coastal town of Apolonia (today’ Sozopol) dating back to 5th century BC.

The coin is cited an example showing the trade relations between the Thracian-populated interior and the Greek towns along the Black Sea coast.

The Thracian settlement in question existed in the 6th-5th century BC. (ANI)

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