The finds from Varna

When we were in Dordrecht a couple of weeks ago, they also had an exhibition about Varna.
Varna is a city in Bulgary, but people were already living here around 5000 BC. These people found out how to work with the copper and the gold and made jewelry and amulets from gold. They were the first known people to work with gold.

They also made beautiful ceramic pots and even a little statue of a panter was found, and everything dates from around 4500 BC.
Imagine, these things were already old when the piramids were built!

I loved the little panter, and imagined somebody wanted this in their home. And the pots are so beautiful,  I would but it from a shop and put it in my house in a heartbeat.