The unique exhibit "The Sword of King Seuthes III" is opening Wednesday at the National History Museum, NIM, in the Bulgarian capital Sofia.
The exhibit is organized in partnership with the "Iskra" (Spark) History Museum in the central town of Kazanlak, the Italian Embassy, the Italian Cultural Institute in Sofia, and Unicredit Bulbank.
In 2004 Bulgarian archeologists made headlines all over the world after discovering the oldest and largest Thracian tomb unearthed on Bulgarian land from beneath the Golyamata Kosmatka mound.
The archaeological team was headed by late Georgi Kitov. The excavations revealed a 13-metre long passage and two halls walled up with stones behind the facade. One was used for the ritual symbolic burial of Sevt III (Seuthes) and the other for the ritual sacrifice of a horse.