Published On: Thu, Jan 24th, 2019

Archaeologists In Bulgaria May Have Found The Extravagant And Unusual Tomb Of Roman Emperor Philip I The Arab

Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari in Isperih, Bulgaria - A UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Archaeologists in Bulgaria have discovered an unusual and extravagant 3rd century AD tomb which they believe may hold the remains of Roman Emperor Philip I the Arab. The tomb was discovered hidden beneath the Maltepe Mound, which to date is the most enormous Thracian burial mound that archaeologists have ever unearthed in Bulgaria.

As Archaeology in Bulgaria report, the tomb, which may be the final resting place of Philip I the Arab, was built in the shape of a Middle Eastern ziggurat and was initially discovered during excavation of the Thracian burial mound that took place in 2018.

At first glance, archaeologists had measured the building beneath the mound at seven meters wide by seven meters long, and surmised that it could be the tomb of an ancient Thracian aristocrat, judging from the building’s design.

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Archaeologists In Bulgaria May Have Found The Extravagant And Unusual Tomb Of Roman Emperor Philip I The Arab