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Alexander tomb

, 10.1 km From Haskovo.    , GPS coordinates: N 41.9796429    E 25.7385820
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20 km from the town of Haskovo is Alexandrovo village where excavations on the mound Roshavata hammer in 2000 opened one of the most - significant archaeological monuments in our land - Alexander tomb. The tomb was built in the IV century BC. Chr. Thracians and was the final home of a wealthy Thracian ruler of unknown name. Mound features an impressive architecture and well preserved, unique murals. Mound covering the tomb is 15 meters high and the diameter and as much as 70 m. Input and from the east to the tomb can be reached in 15 m long corridor. After entering the hall in a chamber with a rectangular shape and dimensions of 1.92 x 1.5 m. Should circular chamber with a height of 3.40 m and a diameter of 3.30 m. Vault it starts from the floor and has a bell shape. On the south wall of the tomb is a stone bed, which unfortunately was destroyed perhaps even in antiquity. Archaeologists suggest that the tomb was used in two separate periods. Evidence of this are two different floor levels of the round chamber. One level is built of stone and the other of rammed clay. Besides being one of the - largest facilities of its kind in Bulgaria, Alexander tomb has a unique kind murals, which are everywhere in the tomb. Can be seen in both chambers and in the hallway and porch. Murals representing different scenes from the life of the Thracians. Most - interesting and varied as those in the round chamber and most depict hunting scenes. Vase are six belt disposed horizontally one above the other. Since 2009, close to the tomb works Thracian Art Museum in the Eastern Rhodopes, built with financial assistance from the Japanese government. Built a replica of the tomb with real size, which is located in the museum and can be viewed by all, unlike the original facility, which was closed to the public.

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