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Thracian King Mask
A village in South-Eastern Bulgaria turned out to be harbouring a trove of buried gold treasure dating back to 4000 B.C.
Archaeologist Georgi Kitov, widely known as Bulgaria's Indiana Jones, announced his team have discovered a gold mask and a silver rhyton during excavations at a Thracian mound near the village of Topolchene, the municipality of Sliven.

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Almost 600 gold pieces and a sensational, perfectly-preserved dagger, were discovered by archaeologists in central Bulgaria.

Martin Hristov's team unearthed the Thracian items at a previously discovered hotspot near Dabene, they announced on Sunday.
Among the freshly-discovered 545 pieces, the beautiful dagger is the most impressive, the team revealed.
The exclusive item, dated to the 3rd Century BC, is in very good condition and with no patina, which demonstrates the high gold content in the alloy, out of which the dagger was made.
Bulgarian scientists say that the nature of the Dabene gold site still remains a secret, two years after they first discovered the ancient place.

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