A TREASURE trove of gold has been unearthed in what authorities are describing as a monumental finding and said to include “extremely valuable coins”.
The National Museum of History (NMH) in Sofia reported that the treasure was discovered in the Kaliakra fortress, along the Black Sea coast, under a burned house which dated back to the 14th century.
A total of 957 gold and silver items were discovered in a clay pot as part of excavations which were funded by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria, Kavarna Municipality, and the NMH.
The items included coins, buckles, buttons, earrings, rings, beads of precious stones.
It is believed the treasure comes from the Second Bulgarian Empire (1185 – 1396/1422) and the Dobrudzha Despotate (also known as the Principality of Karvuna).