Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari
Sveshtari royal tomb below Ginina Mogila Mound - 4th - 3th century BC (www.getika.com)
The Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari is situated 2,5 km southwest of the village of Sveshtari, Razgrad Province, which is located 42 km northeast of Razgrad, in the northeast of Bulgaria.
Discovered in 1982 in a mound, this 3rd century BC Thracian tomb reflects the fundamental structural principles of Thracian cult buildings.
The tomb’s architectural decor is considered to be unique, with polychrome half-human, half-plant caryatids and painted murals.
The ten female figures carved in high relief on the walls of the central chamber and the decorations 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 Getae, a Thracian people who were in contact with the Hellenistic and Hyperborean worlds, according to ancient geographers.
A mine on the road from Rousse to Sveshtari
Near Sveshtari village
A table in the forest, near to the Reception centre
The forest from behind the Reception centre
Thracians outside the Reception centre
The road to the tombs
The principal tomb (royal tomb)
Picture postcart and calendar with the Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari
Prospectus from the Reception centre
Prospectus with the tomb
The ticket for the entrance to the Sveshtari royal tomb (5 Bulgarian lev "лев" which mean 2.5 euro)