This Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012 photo shows golden coin depicting the portrait of Roman emperor Julian the Apostate (who reigned between 361 and 363 CE) and other bronze coins from the same

 

              This Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012 photo shows golden coin depicting the portrait of Roman emperor Julian the Apostate (who reigned between 361 and 363 CE) and other bronze coins from the same
This Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012 photo shows golden coin depicting the portrait of Roman emperor Julian the Apostate (who reigned between 361 and 363 CE) and other bronze coins from the same period, part of some 5,000 Roman items put at disposal at the National History Museum in Sofia,Bulgaria. Located on the crossroads of many ancient civilizations, Bulgarian scholars rank their country behind only Italy and Greece in Europe for the numbers of antiquities lying in its soil. But Bulgaria has been powerless to prevent the rape of its ancient sites, depriving the world of part of its cultural legacy and also costing this impoverished Balkan nation much-needed tourism revenue. (AP Photo/Valentina Petrova)