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The Beehive Tomb in the Area of Propada
The closeness of the necropolis to the town of Malko Tarnovo allows to be easily visited by the tourists
The closeness of the necropolis to the town of Malko Tarnovo allows to be easily visited by the tourists

Another fantastic sample of the Thracian cult architecture is the beehive tomb in the area of Propada. It is situated 3 km north-west from the town of Malko Tarnovo, on the top of a not very high hill, where a necropolis of 40 mounds could be seen. It is discovered in 1979 year.

The walls of the tomb are faced with stone tiles, but the form is from the type ‘cist’- that is still known back from the first millennium BC (V-IV century BC). 

It will be of a great interest to you to see one of the two tribal cists found by the archeologists several years before. This tomb is unique for the Thracian region. It is built from well formed marble blocks and probably keeps the memory of a noble ruler. Our guide could reveal interesting and curious facts for the architectural peculiarities and the age to which these beehive tombs date. You could learn more about the priests, the kings and the heroes that had lived here – how they had been buried with last honors and what ancient pagan rituals had been performed in their honor.

The nearness of the necropolis to Malko Tarnovo town allows an easy tourist visit.

Last updated: 26.04.2006