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Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari

, 27.5 km From Popina.    , GPS coordinates: N 43.7447793    E 26.7667062
Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari, Picture
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Along the river Krapec in the western part of the plateau and Ludogorsko the municipality Isperich, is historical-archeological reserve "Sboryanovo". This unique complex is located between the villages and small Sveshtari Porovets and is composed of cemeteries, villages and temples built thousands of years ago. The latest data of the reserve has opened over 140 archaeological sites dating back to different historical periods. Sveshtarska royal tomb is the most - important discovery within the reserve "Sboryanovo". Stone Thracian necropolis was discovered during excavations of Gini mound in 1982. According to surveys was built in the third century. BC. BC. The tomb is an impressive and unique monument of Thracian architecture. Size and impressive - its length is 7.5 m, the height of the camera inside is 4.5 meters and the width of the facade is 6.5 m. Sveshtarska royal tomb is built of huge limestone blocks and consists of a dromos (corridor) three chambers, each covered by a separate vault. Impressive is the decoration of the tomb. Ornaments is in the spirit of Hellenistic culture, seen through the eyes of beliefs and gaiters Thracian tribe that inhabited the region thousands of years ago. Built as a final resting place of a Thracian ruler, probably Getae King Dromihet, once ruled these lands. Women with hands raised support the ceiling of the tomb, their faces and their hair still see traces of color decoration. Scene painted on the ceiling depicts the worship of the Thracian ruler. In unfinished decoration of the walls and the ceiling is clear that he died suddenly before being finished tomb.   1985 Sveshtarska tomb is part of UNESCO's World Heritage by UNESCO, and since 1988 has been declared a Historical and archaeological reserve.

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