Sunday, May 20, 2012

Gold ring, golden leaf from tsar's wreath found in Bulgaria's Sozopol

Archeologists have unearthed a solid golden ring and golden leaf from a tsar's wreath, while carrying out excavations financed by the National Museum of History, museum director Bozhidar Dimitrov was quoted as saying on April 2 2012 by local news agency Focus. Tsonya Drazheva and Dimitar Nedev discovered the items last week outside the fortress gate of Sozopol on Bulgaria's Black Sea coast. The ring has a semi-precious stone and most probably dates back to the Roman era (first to the fourth century CE). The golden leaf from a wreath dates back to the fourth to the third centuries BCE.