Sarmisegetusa Regia Ancient Treasures Recovered by Romania (Photo)

By on May 13, 2011 in Arts, Europe, Fashion, Lifestyle, World Comments

Dacian Bracelet
Image Credit: Romania Insider

Romania has recovered pieces of valuable ancient treasures stolen from the Sarmisegetusa Regia archaeological site in Transylvania, according to Ernest Tarnoveanu, head of the national history museum.

Based on the reports by several international news sites, a total of 232 artifacts, including a 1st century BC golden arm bracelet, two iron shields and gold and silver coins dating back from the Dacian time were bought back from a German collector.

The 933-gram (two pound) bracelet, according to Tarnoveanu is the 13th of such kind recovered since 2005, stressing that 11 more bracelets dating from the 1st century BC are still missing.

These bracelets are the most spectacular Dacian artefacts handed down to us,” Tarnoveanu said in a statement.

Reports say that Dacians are the ancestors of the Romanians. They have been conquered by the Romans during the 1st century AD.

Reports also said that the 13 bracelets recovered so far were among 24 stolen between 1998 and 2001, when Sarmisegetusa site in southwest Romania was plundered.

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