In December 2000, in the mound "Roshavata Chuka" near Alexandrovo, Haskovo municipality, a team of archaeologists led by Dr. Georgi Kitov (1943-2008) discovered a unique Thracian tomb dating from the IV century B.C. The mound is located near the village and stands out against the background of the area as a beautiful hill. A corridor has its beginning on its eastern periphery, passing alternately through a rectangular and a circular room.

The tomb was designed to give refuge to an unknown Thracian ruler, whose name remains a mystery to us. With its frescoes and architecture, this tomb is one of the masterpieces of Thracian cultural heritage in Bulgaria and ranks as one of the largest facilities of its kind found in the Bulgarian to date. The tomb’s unique murals are unparalleled and have great artistic value. Painting is an invaluable source of information about the Thracian reality and everyday life.

In May 2009, the Museum Center "Thracian Art in the Eastern Rhodopes" opened doors and it displays an exact replica of the Tomb of Alexandrovo located not far away. The Thracian cultural heritage at a regional level is represented by movable monuments of culture from the Late Iron Age (VI-I centuries B.C.). Visitors can see the most remarkable archaeological sites in the Eastern Rhodopes, Sakar Mountain and along the valley of the Maritsa River. The Museum Center exhibits a gold treasure, dated around 4500-4000 B.C. Jewelry and ornaments similar to the pieces found in the Varna necropolis are the oldest processed gold in the world.


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