Bull Capital from Persepolis Figure 14 on page 35 of Donald N. Wilber's book Persepolis, The Archaeology of Parsa, Seat of the Persian Kings, suggests this is a column capital from the Gate of All Lands at Persepolis. In the collection of the National Archaeological Museum, Tehran.
Archaeological finds reveal ancient Balkan civilisations. Vasil Nikolov, former head of the country's (Bulgaria) National Archaeology Institute, unearthed Europe's oldest urban settlement near Provadia, 50 kilometres west of Varna on the Black Sea, which is dated between 4700 and 4200 BC. In the photo (AFP) gold item recovered at an archaeological site in Bulgaria.
Not just the stuff of legend: Famed Viking 'sunstone' did exist, believe scientists - Archaeology - Science - The Independent