Cultural-historical heritage

On the territory of the Valley of the Thracian Kings there are over 1500 mound from which to date have investigated about 150. In 9 of them has revealed monumental installations and socialized are 5 sites:
• The most impressive is the monumental and the largest in the Valley of the Thracian Kings temple mound in the mausoleum with impressive size mound “Kosmatka.” The temple was built in the second half of the V c. BC. BC., In early III c. BC. BC. here it is committed ritual burial of a Thracian king Seuthes III. After the funeral entrances of the first two rooms are walled corridor burned and filled with stones and soil, facade buried.
• Open back in 1944 and gained worldwide fame for its magnificent murals Kazanlak Tomb of the end of IV c. BC. BC. Kazanlak tomb is located in the northern part of the city park “Tyulbeto.” It is the first Bulgarian monument included in the world list of monuments of UNESCO. For it is built a special protective building with air conditioning, which provides conditions for the preservation of the murals. Near the original was built replica, open to visit.
• Mound “Shoushmanets” – (dates back to the V-IV c. BC. Chr.) Was Thracian temple which was subsequently turned into a tomb. It consists of a corridor-anteroom column in yonniyski style and a round burial chamber with central and seven semi in Doric style. Its unique architecture makes it one of the most representative works of Thracian architecture.
• tomb-cult complex on the mound “Ostrusha” near Shipka from the middle of the IV. BC. BC. One of the chambers is fully preserved. It is carved in monolithic granite block weighing more than 60 tons. The roof is divided into dozens shaped boxes filled with virtuoso painted portraits, scenes of people fighting between animals, plants and geometric decorations.
• sarcophagus tomb mound mound “saint” in the second half of V c. BC. BC. It was found with its unique expressiveness-mask phial of solid gold weighing 673, the
• mound temples mausoleums at the mound “Big Arsenalka” near. Shipka the V-IV c. BC. BC. The mound consists of an entrance hall and dome camera, the premises are closed with stone swinging doors. In the center of the floor of the domed chamber is formed under resembling cult outbreaks in Sevtopolis.
• Mound “Griffins” dates from V century BC. BC. The name comes from that depicted in the entrance to the first chamber shapes that resemble stylized heads of griffons. A central place in the round camera is mounted funeral bed.
• Mound “Helvetia” – dates back to the V-IV c. BC. BC. Dates back Avg. of IV century BC. BC. and consists of a corridor, antechamber and a rectangular chamber with fine plaster, closing with double-leaf stone door closing mechanism from inside.
Program BG08 “Cultural heritage and contemporary arts,” Measure 1 “Conservation, restoration and socialization of Thracian mounds” Helvetia “and” Griffons “in progress is a project which provides for restoration, preservation for future generations and ensuring accessibility the rich Thracian heritage in the municipality of Kazanlak, in particular Thracian mounds “Helvetia” and “Griffons.”
• Sashova mound dates from IV century BC. BC., Mound a corridor and two rectangular rooms. In the burial chamber were discovered remains of buried man (warrior-ruler) by burying, with over 50 personal belongings, gold, silver, bronze, iron and bracelet.
• Sarafova mound – dates back to IV-III century BC Located 7 km south of the town of Shipka. Often called by the name “Kran 2”. The tomb was robbed in antiquity. While several studies have found remains of a horse skeleton (in the hallway of the complex), small items of gold and silver, gilded clay ornaments and amulets.
Eight of these monuments – “Kosmatka,” “Big Arsenalka”, “Shoushmanets”, “Griffins”, “Helvetia”, “Ostrusha”, “saint” and “Kran 2” are crucial to the cultural heritage of Bulgaria and proposed application and entry into UNESCO as a serial object and extension to the existing world Heritage site “Thracian tomb of Kazanlak.”