Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari Bulgaria - Travel Guide, Tours, Hotels and Photos - Pictures of Bulgaria

Home   About Bulgaria   Regions   Settlements A-Z   Sightseeing A-Z   Useful Info   Travel Tips   Articles
Bulgaria Hotels   Bulgaria Tours   Bulgaria Car Rentals   Hot Offers   Maps of Towns   Free Wallpapers   Forum
Pictures of Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari:

Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari

Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari

View photo gallery
Sea Tourism
Mountain Tourism
Rural Tourism
Ski Resorts
Spa Resorts
Natural Parks & Reserves
UNESCO Heritage
Culture Tourism
Wine Tourism
Hot Offers - Hotel and Tour Discounts
Most Popular Destinations
User Contributed Pictures
Sitemap by Category
Sitemap by Region
Sitemap by Pictures
Sitemap by Hotels
Login / Logout

Sightseeing: Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari

Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari - Pictures Of Bulgaria
The Thracian tomb of Sveshtari was discovered in 1982 near a village of the same name, situated in northeastern Bulgaria, 7km away from the town of Isperih. This tomb, built in the first half of the 3rd century B.C. has a unique architectural design, colorful half-human, half-plant caryatids and impressive wall paintings. The 10 female figures carved in the walls of the central chamber and the decoration of the lunette in its vault are the only ones of their kind found in the former Thracian lands.

According to a hypothesis put forward by the leader of the archeological team that discovered the tomb, Maria Chichikova, the tomb of Sveshtari hosts the body of King Drumihed, leader of the Thracian tribe of Getes. The people of the Getes are believed to have been in contact with the Hellenistic and Hyperborean worlds. Moreover, Ms Chichikova suggests that the tomb was erected near the former capital of the Getes, Hellis, which together with Sveshtari lies in the historical and cultural reserve of Sboryanovo. The tomb was included in UNESCOs World Heritage List in 1985.

User Contributed Pictures

Related Categories

Featured Hotels - Prices and Fast Bookings

No hotels found
 Agushevi Konatsi
 Alepu Lagoon
 Arkutino Reserve
 Assenova Fortress
 Baba Vida Fortress
 Bachkovo Monastery
 Bacho Kiro Cave
 Baltata Nature Reserve
 Basarbovski Monastery
 Batoshevski Monastery
 Beglik Tash
 Belashtitza Monastery
 Belogradchik Rocks
 Botanic Garden
 Boyana Church
 Chairite Lakes
 Chepino River Gorge
 Devil's Bridge
 Devil's Throat Cave
 Divotinski Monastery
 Dourankoulak Moor
 Emine Cape
 Erma River Gorge
 Godech Monastery
 Iskar Gorge
 Kabile Archaeology Reserve

Bulgaria Regions: Razgrad