Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Bulgarian Archaeologists to Dig Thracian Tombs from Roman Era
The excavations expedition of Bulgaria's most famous archaeologist Georgi Kitov will be researching Thracian burials from the Roman era during this years' summer dig season, Darik News reported.

The burials that will be researched are all in the area of the town of Sliven. Thye had been done within short period of each other and were covered with a common mound.

The common thing in all the burials is that the bodies were all burned on a wooden grate, their heads oriented to the east and not to the west, as is the generally accepted ritual.