Dolnolukov Thracian tomb

The Dolnolukov Thracian tomb is located near the Bulgarian town of Dolno Lukovo.

Dolnolukov thracian tomb

The Dolnolukov Thracian tomb is located near the Bulgarian town of Dolno Lukovo. It consists of a single chamber with a square layout for the central room and additional chambers. The uniquely constructed gabled roof of the tomb has no direct analogues among the known Thracian masonry graves.

The archaeological site is located in the city of Ronkite, 3.5 km northwest of the Dolno Lukovo. The tomb is situated on the edge of a slightly prominent hill. It takes the form of an irregular segment of a sphere, with a diameter at the base of 32 meters and a height of 4.30 meters. Nearby the village, there are traces of an ancient settlement and a necropolis.

Based on the materials and artifacts found, the burial within the tomb dates back to the mid-3rd century BCE. According to Associate Professor Nehrizov, the possibility of the tomb having two periods of use suggests an earlier construction, but not before the beginning of the 3rd century BCE.

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