Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Bulgarian archaeologist unearths dagger
A 6-inch-long gold and platinum dagger believed to be 5,000 years-old has been unearthed in central Bulgaria, the archaeologist leading the excavations said Monday.

Bozhidar Dimitrov, the head of the National Museum of History, said the finds were perfectly preserved and would soon go on display in the museum.

Other finds include a small golden plaque, silver vessels, bronze and silver ritual knives, and ancient pottery.

"The mounds near Dabene seem part of a complex — some of them resemble tombs, while others appear to be ritual sites where ancient people buried gifts for the gods," Hristov said.

That's the whole thing.

Update: ore from The Scotsman.

Update II: And from the BBC avec picture: