One of the most fascinating finds of Bulgarian archeology comes back to life in the Historical Park

Only a great poet like Homer is worthy to describe the magnificence of the aristocratic world of the Thracian rulers, and the Historical Park is the place where today we can fully immerse ourselves in the richness of the Thracian culture, recreated in all its grace and splendour. The whole of modern European civilization stood on its foundations.

Let us introduce you to one more wonder of Thracian culture: the Tomb of Alexandrovo.

It is currently not possible to see it physically, in its original form, because it is on the global list of endangered cultural monuments under the protection of UNESCO. The only place where one can see it with his own eyes is the Historical Park. Here, every detail is poetry and a world-class masterpiece. Thanks to the work of a huge team of the best Bulgarian specialists in archaeology, history, science and art, the Alexandrovo Tomb was crafted with amazing accuracy.

Truly unique in its architecture and dimensions, this ritual sanctuary is one of the most significant discoveries of Bulgarian archeology from the second half of the IVth century BC. and ranks among the most magnificent sites found in our country. The tomb consists of two chambers with a double-winged stone door closing off the burial chamber. Only elite individuals of the rank of king or priest could pass its threshold. In the Historical Park, visitors can pass through the portal of the tomb, with their breath taken away, amazed by the craftsmanship of the gates, stunned by the grace of the marble, astonished by this splendour of royalty and mysticism. The double-winged door displays two colours: red, symbolising birth, daylight, sun and life, and black: death, night and the underworld. But what makes the Alexandrovo Tomb unique is that nowhere else in the world have such detailed depictions of hunting scenes from the time of the Thracian rulers been preserved. All the magnificence of the frescoes can be seen in the central circular chamber, where the glory of the Thracian royal hunting party is represented. It is known that in the ideas of the beyond among the aristocratic teachings of the Thracians, the rulers are forever hunting and feasting, personifying the divine creation and universal peace: through hunting, victory over chaos is achieved, and the king acquires a new, higher status of "heros", a demigod. At the base of the entire painted dome lies a geometric frieze of linked swastikas coloured in white and black, representing longevity and the eternal cycle of life, a reference to a contemporary world-renowned fashion brand, the epitome of aristocracy these days. The recreated curved columns in the central dome section, also unique, are an additional evidence of the incredible knowledge of the Thracians in the field of mathematics and sacred geometry, which centuries later became available to mass culture in the Western world. The acoustics here are impressive and reminiscent of the music of the Thracian Mysteries, which scholars believe are sealed in the stone and shape of the tomb. The followers of Orpheus sang particularly well and reached in the low tones associated with immortality. It is here that the rite of immortality is supposed to have taken place.

The Tomb of Alexandrovo is experienced through its beauty and magnificence. It is difficult for a person to remain indifferent to this greatness, ancient knowledge and wisdom, of which we are heirs today. Half of our genome is de-facto Thracian-Mediterranean. We carry it in our blood and memory, and if the Thracian spirit rose to reach their gods, what prevents us from doing the same?

The questions "When?" and "Where?" have a simple and quick answer: "Right away, in the Historical Park!". We are expecting you!

Tr. p.l. 21.03.2023