18 juillet 2015

Bulgaria's Valley of Thracian Kings, accidentally discovered in 1944, keeps its secrets

This picture taken on May 20, 2015 shows a detail of a mural in the burial chamber in a replica of the Thracian tomb of Kazanlak, dated back to the 4th century BC in the central Bulgarian town of Kazanlak. Experts say there are a total of over 15,000 Thracian burial mounds in Bulgaria, a tenth of them in the so-called Valley of the Thracian Kings around Kazanlak. The tombs -- already looted in the past or sometimes packed with gifts of gold -- are pretty much the only surviving remnants of the Thracian civilisation that inhabited... [Lire la suite]