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Thracian tomb near Mezek

Thracian tomb near Mezek. The tomb was found in 1909, some 10 kilometers from Svilengrad. It dates to 4 century BC and probably belonged to a Thracian ruler. It is consider to be the biggest beehive tomb (Mycenaean style) discovered so far. The architecture is unique - it is composed of one round and two rectangular chambers. The main room, where the coffin is situated, was closed by massive bronze door. Ancient pottery, jewellery and other belongings made of bronze, gold, iron and glass were found in the Tomb. A finding of particular interest was a bronze statue of a wild boar.

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