Fwd: Novinite.com News Alert - sword
- In a message dated 3/3/2005 5:01:54 AM Central Standard Time, newsalert@... writes:
Bulgaria's Prime Minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg will be the first statesman to see the unique inscription "To Seutus" upon the bronze helmet, which was unearthed this summer by Dr Kitov near Kazanluk, in the very heart of Bulgaria.
The inscription on the helmet, decorated with gold and silver fittings, proves archeologists were right to believe it belonged to king Seutus III - a mighty rival to Alexander the Great.
The prime minister, who will mark the national holiday with the people in the small town of Shipka, will also give the greenlight to the project "Valley of the Thracian Kings", where a number of archeological discoveries put into the spotlight Bulgaria's ancient Thracian heritage.
Among the most significant archeological finds was the discovery of the 2,400-year-old Thracian shrine. One of its chambers contained the bronze helmet, a delicate two-handled gold drinking cup and three amphoras as well as 10 spears, a sword, a round shield and leg armour.