Medieval Poison Ring Discovered In Bulgaria
2013 08 27
Bulgarian archaeologists have unearthed a remarkable ring they believe was used to assassinate rivals during the 14th century.
The medieval poison ring was discovered at Cape Kaliakra near the town of Kavarna, along Bulgaria’s northern Black Sea Coast. Researchers who found the ring believe it is the first ever found in the region -- if not in all of Bulgaria.
Made out of bronze, the ring could be filled with lethal contents that could easily be poured into an enemy’s food or drink when the time was right.
"I have no doubt that the hole was deliberately inserted and the ring was worn on the right hand intentionally," said Bonnie Petrunova, deputy director of the National Archaeology Institute and Museum, according to a Huffington Post translation of a Kavarna city press release. "Because the hole is made so that it’s easy to capture the poison with a finger."
Read the full article at: huffingtonpost.com
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