ISBN 954-8761-48-3. By Ivan Ivanov and Maya Avramova. From the series "TREASURES OF BULGARIA". Printed in Bulgaria, Sofia 2000 - first edition, in English. 54 pages, size 9 X 6 1/4 inches, 79 black & white photos, soft cover. The oldest gold treasure of the world, recovered from the earth as late as 1972, was found neither in Mesopotamia nor in Egypt - the native lands of the earliest known civilizations - it was found, much to everybody' surprise, in North-East Bulgaria - near the attractive modern city of Varna,Bulgaria. IT DATES AS FAR BACK AS MORE THAN 6000 YEARS. About 2000 gold objects /necklaces, bangles, pectoral adornments, big pottery plate
/ with total weight of over 5,5 kg were found. In this edition you'll find the studies of the authors and a unique catalog of the 245 most interesting treasure's objects with small illustrations and description.