This buried treasure may have belonged to Alexander the Great relative11/12/2012
A haul of gold treasure has been uncovered in an ancient tomb in the north of Bulgaria. Archaeologists believe the items (which include an animal motif tiara, female figurines, a statuette of a horse's head, an ornate ring and more than 100 buttons) date back more than 2,000 years to Thracian rule. The treasure was found wrapped in the remains of a cloth woven with gold and may have belonged to a father-in-law of Phillip II of Macedon, Alexander the Great's dad. The bundle was found in one of 150 tombs at the Omurtag mount near the village of Sveshatari. The Thracians ruled over the area which encompasses modern Bulgaria, Romania, and parts of Greece and Turkey from around 4,000 BC until they were absorbed into the Roman Empire in 45 AD. [Source]
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