This is fascinating...absolutely fascinating.

Discussion in 'The Fire Hydrant' started by Doberluv, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. Doberluv

    Doberluv Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2004
    Messages:
    22,034
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Occupation:
    2 dogs
    Location:
    western Wa
    My ex is half Czech and half Bulgarian so in looking at news from around there, he came across this interesting news. This gold hoard was unearthed in Bulgaria very recently. The beauty and mystique of these artifacts is so intriguing...to think of those people so very long ago (this is really, really an old city) and what they were doing, how they lived...

    This is just one little excerpt: There are several very cool photos. Be sure to check them out with the link at the bottom.


    http://news.yahoo.com/ancient-thracian-gold-hoard-unearthed-bulgaria-133631604.html
     
  2. Renee750il

    Renee750il Felurian

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2003
    Messages:
    94,266
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    3, Bimmer, GSDX (m); Kharma, Fila Brasileiro (f);
    Location:
    Where the selas blooms
    Home Page:
    And just think, we're in the habit of considering those civilizations to be lesser than our own, and the romans -- who essentially stole every ideology incorporated in their own society -- referred to civilizations like this as "barbaric" before they looted and destroyed them.
     
  3. Doberluv

    Doberluv Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2004
    Messages:
    22,034
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Occupation:
    2 dogs
    Location:
    western Wa
    Yes, we sometimes think of those long ago civilizations as backward. But they were quite sophisticated and some of them very advanced.

    I just think it's really amazing how these things were discovered...such beautiful artifacts. I imagine those people finding all that gold and creating this art from it and wonder what they were thinking. Of course, much of it is all tied up in their religion and rituals of life. It had a lot of meaning to them...very different from the way our culture would value it.
     

Share This Page