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The Thracian tomb of Sveshtari is a 3rd century BC burial mound of the ancient Thracian people. It is located 2.5 km to the southwest of the village of Sveshtari, in Razgrad Province, in northeast Bulgaria. The tomb was discovered in 1982, and contains decor that is considered unique.

The Thracian tomb of Sveshtari was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site during the 9th session of the World Heritage Committee in Paris, France, on 2-6 December, 1985.

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Sveshtari Tomb, Bulgaria
Sveshtari Tomb, Bulgaria
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Sveshtari Tomb, Bulgaria
Sveshtari Tomb, Bulgaria
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The decor of the Thracian tomb of Sveshtari includes polychrome half-human, half-plant caryatids and painted murals. The high relief female figures and decoration of the lunette in its vault are the only example of this type of decoration to be found in Thracian lands.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 43 40 0.012 E 26 40 0.012
Inscription Year: 1985
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: I, III

The property covers 647.6 hectares in Razgrad Province.

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Visiting Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari

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 Sveshtari. As part of the preparations, here's a list of hotels in Sofia with online booking facility.

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