Thursday, 18 June 2009

Kazanlak-crossroad of cultures...








The Thracian tomb (also known as the Kazanlak tomb) and its paintings are one of the nine Bulgarian sites, included in the UNESCO List of Historical and Architectural Monuments of World Importance. It is located in the northern part of the city Kazanlak (in the middle of Bulgaria) and dates back to 4th-3rd century BC. The area of and around the town boasts an extremely rich cultural and historical heritage, gathered down the centuries at a real crossroad of highly developed cultures. 
On August 19, 2004, a stone sarcophagus was found with a lot of golden samples of the rich Thracian culture (5th century BC). It is related to the name of the mighty ruler Terres - founder of the state of Odrissi tribe. The most significant finding from this tomb is the unique golden mask of impressive weight, probably belonging to King Terres (picture above), and a heavy golden ring bearing the figure of an athlete. The hill is connected to a lot of others, forming a complex that gave the region the name of The Valley of Thracian Kings - evidence of the genius architectural skills of ancient Thracian population.

2 comments:

Details in the Tales said...

I am interested with those ancient Thracian Technology. Sometimes it's really a wonder how these people before can do a lot of stuff despite the absence of strong technology as of today.

Ratty said...

Archeology is one of the most interesting things. My first exposure to nature was digging in the ground to look for old things. I never really found anything but a few old bottles that weren't that old.