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THE TOMB OF ALEXANDROVO

The tomb of Alexandrovo was discovered in 2000 in the mound of Rashova Chuka near the village of Alexandrovo, 20 km northeasterly of Haskovo. The frescoes in it are a unique and authentic source of knowledge about Thracian culture and religion (including clothing, weaponry, horse-trappings, etc.) before the coming of the Romans. They are best preserved in the oval chamber where one can see several rounds of floral and geometric ornaments and figural scenes. One of the friezes illustrates a burial feast and the other - hunting scenes. The images are expressive, each of the warriors having individualized features. The tomb is dated back to the middle of the 4th c. B.C. It was used as a shrine, tomb and mausoleum at least up to the beginning of the next age.

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