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The Thracian tomb of Kazanlak as a "beehive" tomb located near the town of Kazanlak in central Bulgaria. It is part of a large Thracian necropolis, and was constructed at the end of the 4th century BC, during the Hellenistic period.

The Thracian tomb of Kazanlak was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site during the 3rd session of the World Heritage Committee which met in Cairo and Luxor, Egypt, on 22-26 October, 1979. It is one of the three properties in Bulgaria to be inscribed that year.

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Kazanlak Tomb, Bulgaria
Kazanlak Tomb, Bulgaria
Author: Izvora (public domain)

Kazanlak Tomb, Bulgaria
Kazanlak Tomb, Bulgaria
Author: Izvora (public domain)

Kazanlak Tomb, Bulgaria
Kazanlak Tomb, Bulgaria
Author: Izvora (public domain)

More about the Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak

The Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak is noted for its well-preserved painting from the Hellenistic period. This includes the mural of seated woman, which are depicted on the Bulgarian 50 stotinkas coins issued in 2005. There are also splendid murals of horses, and of a seated couple in a moment of intimacy. These murals are regarded as some of the best preserved masterpieces in Bulgaria.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 42 37 0 E 25 23 60
Inscription Year: 1979
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: I, III, IV

The property covers just 0.0155 hectares surrounded by a 7.09 hectare buffer zone in Kazanlak, in the Province of Stara Zagora.

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Visiting Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak

Your base for visiting this World Heritage Site is Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. From there, you can make the arrangement, either on your own or through a travel agency, to go to Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak. As part of the preparations, here's a list of hotels in Sofia with online booking facility.

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