Gold treasure found during Thracian tomb excavation in Bulgaria

Published on November 13th, 2012 | by Admin


Archaeologists excavating a Thracian tomb in northern Bulgaria have uncovered a collection of golden artifacts that have a link to Alexander the Great.

According to history experts, the artifacts are likely to be remnants from the ritual burial of Gath ruler Kotela, one of the father-in-laws of Philip II of Macedon, the father of Alexander the Great.

“These are amazing findings from the apogee of the rule of the Getae,” the paper quoted Diana Gergova, head of the archaeologist team at the site of the ancient Getic burial complex, as saying.

“From what we see up to now, the tomb may be linked with the first known Getic ruler Cothelas,” she added.

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