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The Thracian Vault from Sveshtari Tomb

Article published from on 2006-06-10 08:00:00
Category: Culture in Sveshtari

Sveshtari Thracian Vault is a unique monument of the Thracian Hellenistic art, dating as far back as the first half of the third century B.C. It was discovered at the archeological excavations of a Thracian mound nearby the village of Sveshtari (34 km away from town of Razgrad) in 1982. It comprises a passageway and 3 almost square chambers, covered by semicircular vaults. In the central chamber 2 stone beds are to be seen and above the embossed ornaments, one could admire a scene of religious character, reproducing the act of deification of a distinguished Thracian. The funeral ritual, as well as the construction, architecture and ornaments evidence that a Thracian ruler has been buried there.

The Sveshtari tomb is a memorable monument of significant historical and cultural importance and it attests to the Thracians’ great contribution to the world’s cultural heritage. Also it is cultural and nature monuments of UNESCO.

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