Wednesday 20 September 2017

Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari

It's curious to think that the Thracian tombs were only a mound of earth seen from the outside, so maybe there are a lot more tombs like this to be discovered 

Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari
This postcard was sent by Tsveti

Discovered in 1982 near the village of Sveshtari, this 3rd-century BC Thracian tomb reflects the fundamental structural principles of Thracian cult buildings. The tomb has a unique architectural decor, with polychrome half-human, half-plant caryatids and painted murals. The 10 female figures carved in high relief on the walls of the central chamber and the decoration of the lunette in its vault are the only examples of this type found so far in the Thracian lands. It is a remarkable reminder of the culture of the Getes, a Thracian people who were in contact with the Hellenistic and Hyperborean worlds, according to ancient geographers. - in:

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