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A brief history of the Rogozen Treasure

A brief history of the Rogozen Treasure

The Rogozen Treasure was accidentally discovered in 1986 in the village of Rogozen, located in Northwestern Bulgaria near the city of Vratsa.

 

After thorough research, archaeologists claim that it is the largest discovery so far, not only in Bulgaria but also in Europe, making it the most significant find up to that moment.

 

The discoverers found 165 items with a total weight of over 20 kg, made of high-purity silver, with some of them additionally partially gilded. These are mainly amphorae and jugs, all priceless and unique.

 

 

 

After numerous analyses and studies, it was determined that these vessels were produced at different times. This is the reason for assigning a relatively broad period for their dating – from the late 6th century to the early 4th century BCE.

 

Most likely, the treasure was crafted by artisans from various regions. Some of the amphorae and jugs are associated with Greek mythology, while others depict specific Thracian themes.

 

 

 

The Rogozen Treasure is of significant importance to us, Bulgarians, mainly because a large portion of the items were crafted by the Thracians who inhabited our lands. The vessels captivate with their astonishing forms and rich ornamentation.

 

Scientists are impressed by the inscriptions on some of the amphorae. From these inscriptions, they hypothesize that the Rogozen Treasure belonged to King Kotys, who ruled the Odrysian Kingdom.

 

 

 

 

The entire splendor of the original Rogozen Treasure can be witnessed at the Regional Historical Museum in Vratsa. A small portion of it has been given to the Architectural Museum in Sofia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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