Fifth Century BCE Thracian Aristocrat Received Rich Burial
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2003-01-15 15:09
Novinite.com: Archaeologists in Bulgaria have discovered the burial site of a wealthy Thracian member of the Cult of Orpheus. In a mound near a temple in the Thracian village of Starosel, archaeologists have unearthed the remains of a wealthy citizen and member of the Cult of Orpheus. The body was cut into three pieces and buried with a full set of arms and armor, silver and bronze vessels and pottery. A Thracian axe called a labris was also found, symbolizing royal power, which leads researchers to believe this was a personage of high status. The site dates from the 5th century BCE.