The heritage of the ancient Thracians, a people that inhabited what is now Bulgaria between the 2nd millennium BC and the 7th century AD, includes lavishly decorated tombs, gold treasures, and mysterious rock shrines.

Published in High Beam
Tuesday, 29 November 2016 15:35

MISHKOVA NIVA

Enigmatic tomb on border with Turkey baffles historians

Published in High Beam
Wednesday, 08 June 2016 14:11

VALLEY OF THRACIAN KINGS

The Valley of the Roses: until recently, the picturesque valley stretching between the ranges of the Stara Planina and the Sredna Gora mountains was known by this name, at it was the centre for the production of the expensive attar of roses.

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Wednesday, 11 May 2016 12:04

MEZEK

Treasure hunting has been a popular activity among the people in the southeast of Bulgaria since time immemorial. However, apart from the destruction that it continues to bring, there are a few occasions where this illegal activity has led to extremely interesting discoveries. The Thracian tomb discovered near the Mezek village, in the region of modern Svilengrad, is one such story.

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Saturday, 09 April 2016 13:27

SBORYANOVO

Thracian and Ottoman heritage co-exist in a reserve in Bulgaria's north-east

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Wednesday, 08 July 2015 12:44

THE THRACIANS

About 4,000 years ago the lands of modern Bulgaria were inhabited by people who built fortifications and cities, buried their dead in monumental tombs, drank wine from gold and silver cups, and warred, traded and did politics with the ancient Greeks and Romans, with the Persians, the Scythians and the ancient Macedonians.
These people were the Thracians.

Published in High Beam
Tuesday, 24 September 2013 11:42

THRACIAN BULGARIA, PART 2

Explore the art, ruins of a disappeared culture

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Monday, 05 August 2013 12:38

THRACIAN BULGARIA, PART 1

Gold, tombs, and shrines remind us of what Herodotus described as the world's most numerous nation after the Indians

Published in High Beam
Tuesday, 28 May 2013 07:13

MEGALITHIC BULGARIA

Shrines, stone cities, tombs and rock sanctuaries make up strange yet fascinating heritage

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Wednesday, 09 May 2012 14:01

ALEKSANDROVO TOMB

Adventure turns into one of greatest discoveries of recent years

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