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Archaeologists in Bulgaria are chuffed today to announce that golden treasures and artifacts produced by the ancient Thracians have been discovered in a subterranean tomb complex in the north of the country. The treasures include snake-headed bracelets, a golden crown or tiara type affair, a golden horse head and piles of …

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Ta!

Good article. I'll even forgive you the hoard pun.

Keep it up, Lewey

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Straight down to ca$h 4 gold

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I am Spartacus!

And so is my wife.

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No. I am Spartacus.

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@ I ain't Spartacus...

Make up your mind!!

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I used to be indecisive, but now I'm not sure...

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The IT angle? THRACE level log messages.

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eh?

Are we forgetting that the Spartans won the Pelopponesian War? And the phalanx lasted as a tactical formation until the Romans did it in while rolling up the Macedonian successor state.

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Well the Athenians would have won, having forced Sparta to make peace. Only they got greedy and started it all up again, and lost everything in Sicily.

As you say though, Alexander did a lot of wandering round Turkey beating up the Persians, and he still liked a good phalanx. The Romans were still using something similar until one of their military organisations (Marius I think?), about 100BC. The third line of troops in a legion was still basically a mini-phalanx.

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Friday pint

I for one would welcome an encounter with one of their females

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So they found...

snake headed bracelets, and a lost diadem?

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