Friday, May 24, 2013

Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak - BULGARIA - UNESCO #44

This postcard was a direct swap, sent by a very nice Bulgarian postcrosser called Tsvetana, a ethnography enthusiast interested in knowing different cultures around the world. Many thanks for this card of another UNESCO site - 32 down, 930 to go! This postcard took 18 days to arrive!

UNESCO #44 - Thracian Tomb ok Kazanlak - BULGARIA

Discovered in 1944, this tomb dates from the Hellenistic period, around the end of the 4th century BC. It is located near Seutopolis, the capital city of the Thracian king Seutes III, and is part of a large Thracian necropolis. The tholos has a narrow corridor and a round burial chamber, both decorated with murals representing Thracian burial rituals and culture. These paintings are Bulgaria’s best-preserved artistic masterpieces from the Hellenistic period.

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