Wednesday, 26 April 2017



New Geti’s Gold on Display in Sofia, Bulgaria



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12 December 2013 | Herodotus calls them “the most masculine and the most just” amongst all the tribes of the Thracians. When archeologists and astronomers researched their necropolis in Sboryanovo, Northern Eastern Bulgaria, they found the pattern of their graves imitating the Milky way. Their burial places seem to be grouped similarly to the bigger constellations, which humanity must have been able to observe millennia ago.

An exhibition, showing the newest findings at the historical domain of Geti, opened in Credo Bonum gallery in Sofia today. This is the first opportunity for general public to see them, since they were unearthed some months ago by the archeological team of prof. Diana Gergova.

The objects on display were found in a group of tombs in the Eastern part of the necropolis, which scientists believe is mirroring the stars of Orion.

Golden objects (on the opening picture), a unique two-wheeled chariot (on the picture below), the skeletons of sacrificed horses and dogs, clay altars – all dating from IV to III century BC, are believed to have served in the practiced amongst Getis eternal life ceremonies.



The Geti had their capital Helis in what is now the Sboryanovo Reserve. It was a fortified city built at the end of the 4th century BCE that covers an area of over 100 hectares. The most noteworthy discovery in the complex is the Sveshtari Tomb, a Thracian king’s sanctuary and necropolis. It was unearthed in 1982.

 

 

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