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Malko Tarnovo
Malko Tarnovo is located in southeastern Bulgaria, situated in a natural park “Strandja”. West of Malko Tarnovo rises the highest peak of the Bulgarian Strandja Big Gradishte (709 m). Only the municipality of Malko Tarnovo found about 70 old mines and in the vicinity of the city four furnaces. In the area of ​​the village found a number of monuments megaliths, mound necropolises, ancient buildings, castle, revealing the importance of settlement in the thracian and roman times. To open in Mishkova levels quadrilateral marble altar speak of the old ore-mining in this region. This monument and many other trace evidence that some of Malko Tarnovo has remained a center of Roman metals industry in Strandja.

Tomb collapses
The area “Propada” is located 3 kilometers northwest of Malko Tarnovo, the slope are about 40 tombs in the area has a complex of four different types of tombs and graves tsistovi acts as a kind of “city of the dead” during the Hellenistic and Roman times. In built of marble blocks tombs were found coins, indicating the existence of “Haronoviya obol” tradition associated with payment for passage of the dead in the underground river Styx. A small bronze coin (obol) were placed under the tongue a funeral to pay Charon ferryman of the underworld. Archaeological analysis indicates the last date of use of the site IV century BC. The architecture of the domed tomb of the hill is fully consistent with the V to III century BC. Thracian cult buildings under a mound. In the period until the fourth century AD is used repeatedly.


Thracian tomb in Mishkova levels
In the locality Mishkova levels in 1981 to 1983 found tomb sanctuary. Located 3 miles southwest of Malko Tarnovo. The sanctuary is part of a larger complex, which consists of a fortress on top of Big gradishte mines at the foot of his necropolis, fortified buildings and urban ruins. At the end of the Bronze Age levels of Mishkova dolmen was built. In old iron age around this sacred spot is formed necropolis maintained throughout the first millennium BC and later. Subsequently, near the ruined dolmen beginning to build a cult facility. The first phase of construction that resembles a dolmen, the second tomb built with mortar and enclosures and the third a marble tomb of the Imperial era. It was used as a Heron (sanctuary of mythical or real-life king, priest or hero) or mausoleum of noble Thracian ruler.

Its entrance was decorated with a monumental pediment, on which also cross shield and arrow, are visible symbols of the cult to sun two inverted human hands.
Near the tomb are Roman villa rustic (rural villa, mansion) and a necropolis. The house serves as home to all those who care for the temple, and artisanal production.


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