Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari World Heritage Site

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Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari
UNESCO World Heritage Site
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LocationRazgrad Province, Bulgaria
CriteriaCultural: (i), (iii)
Inscription1985 (9th session)
Area647.6 ha (2.500 sq mi)
Coordinates43°44′42″N 26°45′59″E / 43.744964°N 26.7663°E / 43.744964; 26.7663Coordinates: 43°44′42″N 26°45′59″E / 43.744964°N 26.7663°E / 43.744964; 26.7663
Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari is located in Bulgaria
Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari
Location of Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari in Bulgaria

The Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari (Bulgarian: Свещарска гробница, romanizedSveštarska grobnica) is 2.5 km southwest of the village of Sveshtari, Razgrad Province, which is 42 km northeast of Razgrad, in northeast Bulgaria.The tomb is probably the grave of Dromichaetes (Ancient Greek: Δρομιχαίτης, romanizedDromichaites; c. 300 – c. 280 BC) who was a king of the Getae on both sides of the lower Danube (present day Romania and Bulgaria) around 300 BC, and his wife, the daughter of King Lysimachus (Greek: Λυσίμαχος, Lysimachos; c. 360 BC – 281 BC) who was a general and diadochus (i.e. "successor") of Alexander the Great.[1][2] The tomb is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.[3]

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  2. ^ Chichikova, Maria (2016). "The Hellenistic Necropolis of the Getic Capital at Sboryanovo (Northeastern Bulgaria).". In Henry, Olivier; Kelp, Ute (eds.). Tumulus as Sema: Space, Politics, Culture and Religion in the First Millennium BC. Boston: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. pp. 243–259. ISBN 978-3-11-026750-1. OCLC 936205702.
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