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18 may '18

Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari

The Tomb with the Caryatids near the village of Sveshtari, Municipality of Isperih, was discovered under the Ginina Mogila Tumulus on the territory of the Sboryanovo National Archaeological Reserve. The archaeological researches were conducted in 1982 ‒ 1989 by a team of specialists under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Maria Chichikova.

On account of its great historical and artistic value, as well as its significant degree of preservation and the provided excellent protection, the Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari was declared a Monument of World Cultural Heritage in December 1985.

Interdisciplinary survey was carried out simultaneously with the archaeological study of the burial complex. Actions for the preservation, restoration and the display of the tomb were undertaken as well. Since 2000 the Tomb with the Caryatids has been opened for visitors.