July 28, 2005
Thracian Discovery

BBCnews is carrying this summary of the discovery of a treasure-filled tomb in Bulgaria at least 2400 years old. The remains are probably that of a Thracian king who died suddenly, and young.

If I'm remembering my history right (no promises there), that puts him right around the time of the of the Peloponnesian war (which I managed to spell correctly the first time when I did a google search!) I.e. the Parthenon was sparkling-new when this guy was around, and, while the Roman Republic existed, the city itself was just a collection of brick houses on a hilly bit of ground next to a river.

The pyramids were about 2000 years old at that point.

Posted by scott at July 28, 2005 01:44 PM

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To add fuel to that fire, Confucius had likely finished his wanderings and died; Sophocles might have just finished Oedipus Rex; Hippocrates was starting his medical stuff, and one-third of the folks died from the plague in Athens.

Posted by: ronaprhys on July 28, 2005 01:55 PM
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