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The Alexandrovsk Tomb was opened in 2000 during excavations on the Roshavata Chuka mound, located on the western outskirts of the village of Alexandrovo, about 20 km east of the town of Haskovo. The tomb is Thracian and is one of the most significant discoveries of Bulgarian archaeology.

It was built in the second half of the 4th century BC. It has served as the last home of a wealthy Thracian ruler, whose name remains unknown.

 

The murals of the tomb are unique and relatively well preserved. The architecture of the tomb is also impressive. The height of the mound of Roshavata hamka is 15 m and its diameter exceeds 70 m. The tomb has a corridor, 15 m long and its entrance is from the east. The corridor leads to a rectangular chamber measuring 1.92×1.5 m. It follows a circular chamber with a diameter of 3.30 m and a height of 3.40 m. Its vault has a bell-shaped form and starts from the floor. A stone pavement has been built near its southern periphery and was demolished in antiquity.

It is believed that the tomb has two periods of use. This is evidenced by the two-floor levels of the circular chamber – one of the stone blocks, the other of the threshed clay.

The tomb in the village of Alexandrovo is one of the largest facilities of this type. Her frescoes are unique of their kind. They are all over the tomb, in the chambers, in the corridor, in the anteroom, and present different stories.

Most varied are frescoes in the circular chamber – it is painted in six horizontal bands of different width, placed one above the other. Most frescoes depict hunting scenes.

 

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