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Sveshtari Thracian Vault

Sveshtari Thracian Vault
Photo: ancient-bulgaria.com
Type: Sanctuary, Archaeological site
The Sveshtari Thracian Vault (aka Sveshtari Tomb) is a unique monument of the Thracian Hellenistic art, dating back to the first half of the III-th century B.C. It was discovered 2.5km south-west of village of Sveshtari (34 km away from town of Razgrad) at the archaeological excavations of a Thracian mound in 1982.

The Vault 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 site is included in UNESCO list as memorable monument of significant historical and cultural importance.
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