Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak

Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak 

Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak is the first Bulgarian monuments included in the World List of the UNESCO. It is one of the most valuable monuments of the Thracian architecture and arts of the late IV and early III in BC in the Bulgarian lands. Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak is one of nine cultural and historical sites in Bulgaria included in the UNESCO list of historical and architectural monuments of global significance. It consists of richly painted entrance hall, a narrow corridor (dromos) and domed burial chamber (tholos), constructed of brick and stone. It is famous murals - the best preserved in the country and the highest artistic value related to Thracian art. Were used to decorate two ways - wet fresco and tempera. The frieze of the corridor shows a rich battle scene.

 
 
In the hallway are painted battle scenes. The chamber is unique scene symbolic funeral feast and sending the deceased Thracian ruler, accompanied by three racing chariots. The frescoes in the dome are between two lines of ornaments. Unique scene of heroic deceased and his wife seated at a funeral feast, accompanied by servants, musicians, guards, coachmen. Images are an important source for the study of life, lifestyle, clothing, weapons and appearance of the Thracians. This is the best preserved monument in Bulgaria Thracian art and one of the few left today, masterpieces of ancient art. Kazanlak tomb was built a special protective building with air conditioning, which provides conditions for the preservation of the murals. Close to the original as-built replica, open to the public.

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