Thracian tomb - Kazanlak
Thracian tomb discovered in the town of Kazanlak is a round brick tomb near the ancient capital Sevtopolis Adrianopolitan kingdom is part of a large necropolis, the unique ancient monument back in the late fourth century BC. The tomb was created by the Thracian ruler Roigos in the depths of a natural hill hill was accidentally discovered by a group of soldiers in digging a trench under a mound on April 19, 1944. the northeast edge of town. During the excavation of the hill Tyulbeto come to the old brick wall, they continued to dig and found a round vaulted room, began studies of archaeologists and found the presence of precious Thracian finds. It is extremely valuable not only for our country, but has great international significance which is included in 1979 in the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage. Similar beehive tombs are found in Asia Minor, Southern Russia, but open in Kazanlak is best preserved, access is restricted in order to preserve an authentic and protected from demolition. Low narrow corridor leads to the hull - a burial chamber with a beehive-like dome-campanulate, built of rectangular bricks, which are circular in cross trapezoidal room, sandwiched with mortar. Stone shirt roof structure, two parallel walls forming porch length 2.60 meters and 1.80 meters wide leading to the camera. They found bones of a horse in the tomb and remains of a man and woman are found relatively few items, so it is assumed that she was robbed. The preserved artifacts speak of knowledge and mastery of the Thracians, under a thick layer of dirt and dust from archaeological excavations have taken gold buttons, gold beads from clay, small clay heads with colorful decorations, greater rosette with twenty-eight gilt on the front petals, gold jewelery, part of iron bridle tipped up and rusty pieces of sword. There are two sacrificial hearths bearing the imprint of sacrifice, ritual and pottery.