Bulgaria's Culture Ministry Inspects Collapse in Thracian Tomb

Culture | March 20, 2015, Friday // 10:05|  views

In 2004 Bulgarian archeologists made headlines all over the world after discovering the oldest and largest Thracian tomb unearthed on Bulgarian land from beneath the Golyamata Kosmatka mound. Photo by BGNES

Bulgaria's Culture Minister Vezhdi Rashidov ordered an urgent inspection in the tomb of the Thracian King Seuthes III after a collapse had been reported by the municipality of Kazanlak.

According to local Press TV, the Golyamata Kosmatka Mound, which contains the tomb, collapsed with nearly a meter and 5 cubic metres of soil had been removed from its corridor.

There is danger of the metal facilities, which sustain the corridor of the tomb leading to the chambers, to collapse, daily Dnevnik reports.

The Culture Ministry informs that the tomb remains closed at the moment due to the presence of leaks and the collapse of soil.

The tomb of Thracian King Seuthes III, which is located 1 kilometre south of the town of Shipka, was discovered in 2004 by the late archaeologist Georgi Kitov.

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