See the Panagyurishte Golden treasure in Shumen

Until 15 August in Shumen, you can explore the unique Panagyurishte golden treasure. To do so you have to visit the Regional History Museum in the town. In fact, the stunning golden vessels of the Thracians are an exact copy of the original, and the treasure is provided by the National Museum of History. The golden rhythms of Odrys can be seen every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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The Panagyurishte golden treasure was discovered on 8 December 1949. It is supposed to be made at the end of the 4th or the beginning of the 3rd century BC. It is a cult service with a total weight of over 6 kg, consisting of 9 vessels – phial, amphora, and rhytons, on the outer walls, which depict scenes from the Thracian-Greek pantheon.

panagyurishte golden treasure

The rythons with heads of deer and goat fascinate with their grace and precision processing of precious material. It is also very interesting to see the golden treasure phial, which features 24 African men heads. Where the vessel was made and how it came into the composition of the Panagyurishte treasure is a mystery, but the scientists have clearly determined that the composition of the gold of the phial differs from that of the other objects.

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The shape and decoration of the treasure amphora are also extremely interesting. Its handles are shaped like fighting centaurs. And the two holes from which the wine at the base of the vessel was poured are again made to look like Afroamerican heads. Between the heads is depicted the figure of the child Heracle, struggling with the serpent. The extremely rich amphora decoration is complemented by masterly crafted scenes from mythology.

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