The Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari is located in northeastern part of Bulgaria, in Razgrad Province, about 42 km northeast of Razgrad, near the village of Sveshtari.
The Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari was discovered during excavations of a sepulchral mound in 1982. This 3rd-century BC Thracian tomb is exceptional for the combination of sculpture, paintings, and architecture.
The tomb has a unique architectural decor of painted murals and columns showing polychrome half-human half-plant figures.
Sveshtari Tomb, Bulgaria
The 10 female figures carved in high relief on the walls of the central chamber and the crescent shaped decoration in its vault are the only examples of this type found so far in the Thracian lands.
The funeral rites, the building technique, the architectural design, and the decoration, distinct from Hellenistic models, provide evidence that a Thracian ruler has been buried there.
Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1985.
Hotels can be found in the nearby city of Razgrad.