Bulgarian archaeologists have unearthed a fully preserved, 19-century horse-drawn carriage from a Thracian tomb, news reports said Wednesday. The opulently decorated vehicle, was found at Elchovo in south-eastern Bulgaria, along with other artefacts buried 1,900 years ago with a rich Thracian nobleman. The storage tank in the coach was full of glass wine gourds and ceramic plates.
The find, described by the Bulgarian experts as "sensational," was the first of an entire Thracian coach. Previously, only parts had been found.
Thracians, who developed elaborate art, populated the Balkans in area today belonging to Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey in pre-Roman times.