Orpheus Grave Discovered in Bulgaria

Society | July 23, 2005, Saturday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 0
Orpheus Grave Discovered in Bulgaria Bulgarian archaeologists say that they have discovered Orpheus' grave near the village of Tatul. Photo by sinia-planeta.com

Bulgarian archaeologists say that they have discovered Orpheus' grave near the village of Tatul.

The archaeologists unearthed the entry to the Thracian temple in the Tatul sanctuary. The temple preserved the remains of a ruler that has been deified after his death.

For a second year now the team of Professor Nikolay Ovcharov continues its work at the Tatul sanctuary. It is believed to be a unique temple of mythical royal descendant and artist Orpheus.

Continuing excavation works come to confirm preliminary suggestions by archaeologists that the sanctuary at Tatul has effloresced for more than two thousand years in ancient times. It is probably the largest temple after the sanctuary of Dionisos in Perperikon, also located in the Rhodopes Mountain.
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