Thursday, 30 March 2017



Ostrich Egg Flagon from V BC on Display in Ruse, Bulgaria



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27 February 2014 | Curious water vessel, made of ostrich egg, was found in en ancient Thracian grave and restored by Bulgarian archeologists. The object is now on display in the history museum of Ruse, northern Bulgaria.

The egg was unearthed in Northern Bulgaria, in the tomb of a Thracian nobleman. It arrived in the museum in numerous pieces, which the experts had to assemble. Installed on thee bronze legs, it is equipped with a handle. A fine elongated bronze neck with a spout transforms the egg into a flagon.

It remains unclear where and under what circumstances the antique was found. The museum announced that it received it as a donation. The estimated age of the finding is 2500 years.

This finding has no analogue in Bulgaria, which makes it an even more important rarity. The British Museum’s collection contains two ostrich eggs from the same period – VII-VI BC, with traces of metal on them. But this seems to be the first complete vessel of this sort, says the director of the museum, Nikolay Nenov.

 

 

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