Archaeologists in Bulgaria have found an intact Thracian settlement close to the town of Nova Zagora, dating back to the 6th-5th century BC.
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’s 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.