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Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak

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Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak

About the site


Corridor: Diagonal Road, Eastern Trans-Balkan Road
Country: Bulgaria, Kazanlak
Type: Ancient Site
Epoch: Antiquity
Theme: Antiquity
World Heritage: Cultural Heritage
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Discovered in 1944, this tomb dates from the Hellenistic period, around the end of the 4th century B.C. It is located near Seutopolis, the capital city of the Thracian king Seutes III, and is part of a large Thracian necropolis. The tholos has a narrow corridor and a round burial chamber, both decorated with murals representing Thracian burial rituals and culture. These paintings are Bulgaria's best-preserved artistic masterpieces from the Hellenistic period.

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Read more about Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak at the Unesco World Heritage List.

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