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Valchitran treasures

Author: Росица Николова, 2.3 km From Pleven.    , GPS coordinates: N 43.4048214    E 24.6137228
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 Valchitran treasures is one of our few cultural heritages. The treasure includes 13 vessels with a total weight of 12.425 kg. Made of: Gold - 88.15%, silver - 9.7% copper - 1.74% and iron - 0.4%. The golden treasures was discovered in December 1924, in the village Valchitran area - Pleven. Brothers Tsvetanovi dug vineyard and so accidentally found treasure. Brothers dig court with large handles, lids and smaller vessels. Initially did not understand that the vessels are made of precious metal, because due to their long stay underground, they changed color. Subsequently, of course, that the vessels are made of pure 23-carat gold. The treasure consists of 13 items - 7 have the shape of elongated handles and lids in the middle, 4 deep bowls with curved handles, one more cup, 1 Court-shaped crater with handles and weighs over 4 kg, 1 triple vessel representing three almond-shaped bodies connected with tubes with a total handle, which form a system interconnected vessels. All vessels of the treasure were later collected as some of the items were cut nowadays is difficult to determine precisely what was originally a treasure. It is assumed that this service is drinking other cult objects or musical instruments. Scientists prove that treasure was constructed during the later formation of power in society Karpatsko - Danube region in the second half of the XIV c. And the beginning of the thirteenth century. BC. BC. Treasure is very unique home because there is no similar. It is assumed that Valchitran treasures ritual and belongs to the sanctuary of God Dionysus and supposedly made by the Thracians.

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