Thracian urn fragment unearthed in Bulgaria

Published on January 13th, 2012 | by Admin


Archaeologists in Bulgaria have unearthed part of an urn featuring a relief of a Thracian horseman.

In his words, the relief dates back to the end of the 4th century BC and the start of the third century BC, the Hellenistic Age of Ancient Thrace.

It is said to be an extremely valuable find from the time when the Thracian started to hold in reverence the so called “Thracian Horseman” as a deity, also known as the (Thracian) Heros.

The relief is part of an urn; it depicts a horseman with reins in his right hand, and a sword-like object in his left hand.

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