Unveiling the Mysteries of the Varna Necropolis: Oldest Gold of Mankind

The Varna Necropolis, located on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast, is home to the oldest gold treasure in the world. The treasure was discovered in 1972, and it dates back to 4,600-4,200 BC.

The necropolis is a large burial site, with over 290 graves. The gold treasure was found in Grave 43, which belonged to a high-status male. The grave contained over 3,000 gold artifacts, including necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and figurines.

The discovery of the Varna Necropolis has revolutionized our understanding of the Copper Age in Europe. It shows that the people of Varna were highly sophisticated, with a complex social structure and a well-developed system of metallurgy.

The Varna Necropolis is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it is one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. It provides us with a unique glimpse into the lives of the people who lived in Europe over 6,000 years ago.

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