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Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Bulgarian Archeologists Uncover Large Votive Relief of Zeus
A team of Bulgarian archeologists led by Dr. Ivan Hristov has discovered an unusually large votive relief of the ancient Greek God Zeus near the Bulgarian village of Starosel.
The news was announced by the National History Museum for the Bulgarian News Agency Focus.
The archeological team uncovered the votive relief which was much bigger than the ordinary ones and thus it was allegedly the center part of an ancient temple.
A large rock eagle appeared flying round when the archeological team was about to uncover the artifact. As the ancient Greek god Zeus was commonly featured as a rock eagle, some of the archeologists jokingly concluded that god Zeus should have come to look over his sanctuary.
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Posted by David Beard MA, FSA, FSA Scot at 4:12 PM
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