Trud,
December 19 (Tuesday), 2000
 

Thracians come to life in 24-century old frescoes

Nedjalka Filipova,

"Everything that we knew about the Thracians, appeared now in pictures in the tomb near (the village) of Aleksandrovo", exclaimed yesterday for the "Trud" newspaper the archaeologists of the "TEMP" expedition, headed by Dr. Georgi Kitov from BAS.

At 2 pm on Sunday the researchers checked a dig/excavation in the place called Kaleto about 2 km away from the village (of Aleksandrovo), Haskovo district, and discovered the find by accident. First, they descended into a 4-metre deep ditch dug by an earth-moving machine. At the bottom they found the spare/duplicate entrance to a tomb chamber. An amazing sight followed.

Nobody knows when the treasure-hunters have broken into the tomb. According to the locals this place has been searched since the last century. Somebody has entered the tomb in a rude manner and has probably plundered it. The archaeologists found (inside) a piece of wood and pottery shards. A part of the unique murals is also damaged.

The murals of the Thracian tomb near the village of Aleksandrovo, Haskovo district
The murals of the Thracian tomb near the village of Aleksandrovo, Haskovo district, are older and brighter than those of the Kazanluk tomb.
 

A horseman, piercing a boar
The figure of a horseman, piercing a boar, occupies a central place on the dome of the tomb. It is a new confirmation that the hunt was a favourite occupation of the Thracian kings. 


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