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Thracian Tomb , Kazanlak

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The Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak is a vaulted-brickwork "beehive" tomb near the town of Kazanlak in central Bulgaria.The tomb is part of a large Thracian necropolis. It comprises a narrow corridor and a round burial chamber, both decorated with murals representing a Thracian couple at a ritual funeral feast. The monument dates back to the 4th century BCE and has been on the UNESCO protected World Heritage Site list since 1979. The murals are memorable for the splendid horses and for a gesture of farewell, in which the seated couple grasp each other's wrists in a moment of tenderness and equality . The paintings are Bulgaria's best-preserved artistic masterpieces from the Hellenistic period.The tomb is situated near the ancient Thracian capital of Seuthopolis in a region where more than a thousand tombs of kings and members of the Thracian aristocracy can be found.To preserve the sensitive paintings, the tomb is not open to the public; a full-size replica was built nearby.The seated woman of the murals is depicted on the reverse of the Bulgarian 50 stotinki coin issued in 2005.
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  • I was much surprised, that coming to UNESCO object I've been watching a copy-a very nice but a copy. I guess I was expecting something more and can such a disappointment.
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  • This Thracian tomb is built to the exact specifications of the original. What is amazing is the acoustics in the tomb. We sang Alleluias to test the sound. It was really amazing. Lots of information o...  read more »
  • Thracian tomb with unique antique wall-paintings, UNESCO monument, national pride of Bulgaria. Very interesting lecture for the life thousands years ago. 
  • In Kazanluk museums takes extra money for takeing photographs. In Varna, Burgas, Nessebar, Pomorie I didn't experienced that. Though prices are ridiculously low.
  • In theory this should be a mind blowing experience, but in practice it's very underwhelming. Thracian history in the region of modern day Bulgaria and Greece is really more interesting than you'd know from visiting this tiny tomb. Do yourself a favor and go read about the history of Thrace, but don't go out of your way to see this tomb.
  • I was privileged to visit it when there was no electricity so I was on a privite tour with a tourch. The guide was amazing and extra informative.
  • If you visit Kazanlak, just go and see this place. One of the symbols of the town
  • Worth a visit
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