Thracian Mound Necropolis

Four mounds have been discovered in the area situated at a distance of about 100 meters from each other, and they are supposed to be thraco-illyrian burial mounds. The burials in the necropolises are an extremely valuable source of information illuminating a number of aspects of the socio-economic and religious life of the ancient societies. Though existing in principle in a logical relationship, the settlements and the necropolises cannot always be functionally interrelated when making observations on the terrain. Keeping in mind the remoteness in time of one epoch from other epochs, the natural effects on the terrain, as well as the human work activities, this fact becomes explainable. Only several of the mounds have been studied by archeologists. These revealed to a certain extent the cult practices of the local Thracians. Unfortunately, no stone or brick made burial tombs were found that are of a similar type to those found in the "Valley of the Kings" near Kazanlak. Both the mounds that have been studied by scientists and the ones dug out by treasure seekers represent mound heaps of soil on a designated sacred or symbolic spot. A preserved burial with laying down of carcasses or with carcass cremation has not been discovered. Other cult practices have been used such as surrounding by stones, placing of gifts (most often ceramic pottery), placing of cult figurines (stone made or ceramic), and others.