Varna Necropolis, 4500 - 4000 BC, Varna, Bulgaria Gold beads have been excavated in Dimitra in eastern Macedonia and are claimed to be from 5500 to 5250 B. If confirmed they could be some of the earliest gold objects yet discovered (Betancourt
Nestling on the slopes of Wangsan, one of the peaks in the Jirisan region (Korea), is a giant turtle-shaped rock weighing 127 tonnes. Its shell is carved with ornate designs. It rests flat against the mountainside.