Thracian Sanctuary in Mishkova niva area

Burgas, Bulgaria

The Thracian Sanctuary in "Mishkova niva" area is most famous monument of the ancient Thracian culture in the region of Malko Tarnovo. It is located around 3km south-west of town of Malko Turnovo, very close to border with Turkey - after the border grid.The complex dates from the V century BC and consists of a tomb, a temple with sacrificial bowls, a fortress and an ancient Roman necropolis, which proves the sacred character of the place for both - Romans and Thracians.The mound necropolis in the Mishkova niva territory is crowned with the so-called Golyama Mogila (Grand Mound). On the southern part of Grand Mound rises a monumental construction with an external diameter of 25 m and height 1.80 m., built of blocks of 3 rows of white local marble...