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 think if you look at the pictures other people like you wrote, in the sepulchre itself only replica can not be, because to me that was enough?. We on the way to Nessebar. 6 BGN (3.60 in December 2017) of what you can see replicas of the world heritage site, pay deals.
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  • Although the tomb is a replica of the original one, I think the experience is fantastic. The lovely personnel explained us all the history of the place and showed us very interesting artefacts. The pl...  more »
  • Bulgaria's famous Rose Valley covers also most of the 'Valley of Thracian Kings'. Several tumuli can be seen, when driving through, all spread out in the fields. Here several Thracian rulers had been ...  more »
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  • You see replica but is very well done. Historical fact some of objects from the 4th century. The original is preserved under new building near by.
  • What you get to see is a replica, but it appears to have been faithfully done, and captures the feel of the original. Excellent place to see Thracian building and art.
  • Must see! Unique frescos!
  • Really impressive! A must see
  • The Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak is a unique tomb dating back to the 4th century BCE! It is really amazing and totally worth a visit.
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