Sveshtari Thracian Tomb
The Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari was discovered during excavations of a sepulchral mound near the village of Sveshtari. 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.
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. Inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1985.