Kazanluk Tomb

The Thracian Tomb of Kazanluk


Useful Information

Location: Near Kazanluk in the Valley of Roses. 200km east of Sofia, 55km east of Karlovo, 48km south of Gabrovo and 75km west of Sliven. (42°62' N 25°38' E)
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History

 
3rd ctybuilt.
1944discovered.
1979inscribed into UNESCO World Heritage List.

Description

The Kazanluk Tomb in south Bulgaria is of the beehive type and famous for its beautiful wall paintings. A corridor, 2m long, 1.10m wide and 2.20m high leads to a domed tomb, which is 3.25m high and has a diameter of 2.65m at the base. The unique murals, done in wet fresco and tempera, show battles and scenes from daily life. The pictures are realistically, showing many details of clothing and armour.


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