Friday, November 20, 2009

Rare Glass Rhyton Discovered in Southern Bulgaria

Archaeologists Discover Unique Ancient Rhyton in South-Eastern Bulgaria 19 November 2009 A unique decorated glass rhyton, or ancient drinking vessel, was discovered by archaeologists in a tumulus near the village of Karanovo in south-eastern Bulgaria. The glass vessel is decorated with the image of an unknown animal, Bulgarian media reported today. According to experts, such glass artefacts are extremely rare not just for Bulgaria, but for the whole world. The excavations near Kranovo, according to Bulgarian media, began in 2007, following illegal activity by gold-diggers. As reported, archaeologists working in the Karanovo area recently discovered an ancient Thracian aristocrat’s tomb, filled with valuable artefacts, such as silver, bronze and clay vessels.

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