site.btaCivic Association Continues Work in Socialization of Varna Necropolis Site

Civic Association Continues Work in Socialization of Varna Necropolis Site
Civic Association Continues Work in Socialization of Varna Necropolis Site
Chairman of the Governing Board of the Varna Necropolis I Association Yanev speaks at the event on Saturday (BTA photo)

An association called Varna Necropolis I held a special event on Saturday to mark the 50th anniversary since the discovery of the Varna Chalcolithic necropolis where the world's oldest gold treasure and jewelry, dating from 4,600 BC to 4,200 BC, were found by accident in October 1972. 

Today the Varna Necropolis is internationally considered one of the key archaeological sites in world prehistory.

Chairman of the Governing Board of the Association Yani Yanev said that work is continuing on the socialization of the sanctuary in the burial site where graves with the highest quantities of golden items were found. Yanev showed a presentation with information about the layout of the richest section of the burial site where the gold had been discovered. 

"What is seen in the necropolis is a model of social justice, as apparently, no differences existed in the diet of the inhabitants of the area of the site in the fifth millennium BC," Yanev said, adding that people back then were nor divided into wealthy and poor while gold was only a mark of dignity. "These people lived in balance. This was a golden age for humankind," he said. 

A collection of studies of Dr Svetlozar Popov entitled, "Varna I Chalcolithic Necropolis and the Golden Age: People, Kings and Gods" was presented at the event on Saturday. Participants in the discovery of the treasure reminisced how the site was found and how it was guarded in the initial days after the discovery. 

The 50th anniversary since the discovery of the Varna Chalcolithic necropolis was marked with a series of events, including a research conference held earlier in November, validation of a postal issue, making a promotional movie and a presentation of a de luxe print publication. 

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