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Big scientific sensation - archaeologists discovered near Pazardzhik (Bulgaria) gold made earlier in the Varna Necropolis. This means that gold beads found in the "City of Birds" near "Yunatsite" became the oldest gold in Europe. The discovery will change the reading frame of history in our lands. People lived in the city of the birds before 8000 years were carriers of a high culture and a well-developed civilization.
The Jurnalist: Where did you find this?
Kamen Boyadzhiev, archaeologist: We have found it in this area, within an unaffable house.
Yavor Boyadzhiev, head of archaeological excavations: The horizon in which it was found, refers perhaps to the middle Chalcolithic
The Jurnalist: An earlier from Varna ...
Yavor Boyadzhiev: With absolute certainty earlier than the Varna necropolis. At least 200-300 years. Varna necropolis entirely in the late Chalcolithic.
It is not clear who they are. But archaeologists have recovered much of their lives and skills.Story that keeps millennia mound Yunatsite near Pazardzhik.
These are the only excavations, which man goes barefoot and work with the vacuum cleaner and nozzle.
Came from Asia Minor, chosen for their home place between three mountains and two rivers. From their houses - wooden poles plastered with clay is not much left. But the signs of high organization and even the beginnings of specialized production are clear.
In this room where there is not one, but seven quern stones to grind corn.
The Jurnalist: So they grind against a payment?
Yavor Boyadzhiev: Well, either against payment or for exchange. Now at this point we find something that I guess would be a stone ax or adze.
Every millimeter of layers of clay carries information archaeologists cleared slow and carefully. And the vacuum cleaner, not shovels, their main instrument.
Yavor Boyadzhiev: And what would be this now - mortar ... which is used the same way as a garlic mortar - this is how they used it.
Is production center or home - archaeologists are still "puzzled" with the purpose and other facilities. But their worship to birds is more than clear.
Similar clay figurines of bird-man are unearthed continuously.
Yavor Boyadzhiev: This thing sits ... in fact is made to sit not to be "in flight", horizontal, sitting upright to look exactly like a man really as a symbol of transfusion traits of man and bird.
It seems people here believed birds for their ancestor. And perhaps the place was full of birds. Therefore it and call - "The city of the birds". A City and not settlement - with a recessed portion, streets and public buildings. With traces of wealthy and carefree life in which there is room even for art.
Until 6000 years. When the town is attacked by primitive tribes.
Yavor Boyadzhiev: but they (the tribes) have a huge advantage and it's the horse, they tame and come as cavalry. There were skeletons with traces of holes with stone battle axes.
Battle is uneven - brute force against peaceful farmers, committed to spiritual life and culture, accustomed to papmer. The city of the birds was destroyed and burned.
TextWhat the heck are you talking about? Criticisms are fine and help the debate but what have you actually offered to the discussion there?
Dacia and Thracia both contained tribes that identified amongst the broader Getae, going back thousands of years into the steppe. There are some fascinating discoveries being made all the time now in that part of the world. Paleo climatologists have said the Black Sea region in general was a haven right through the Neolithic. As well as a very agreeable climate, there were also resources immediately to hand - from minerals to animals.
And why necessarily mining? Even by Roman times, there are Roman accounts of panning for gold in rivers in both Dacia and Thracia. One of the reasons Rome wanted these lands so much was precisely because of the abundance of gold (back then rather than now).
Also, just to pick at your knit picking, Jericho has walls dated to 9500 kya - you don't build walls without a form of civilisation. So, the justifiable question is where did that civilastion come from? I believe it eventuially descended from the perfect spot for human development, the Black Sea - which is where i believe the early Bulgarian civilisation also spawned from.
Time will tell and i am perfectly happy to admit when i am wrong but you really should check out some of the archeological discoveries being made all over that region before blanket condeming them.