At Least 350 the tumuli in Thrace

Until the 1980 they were discovered 269 tumuli in Thrace, from whom 70 In Rodopi. The most important is that of Small Doxipara Evros, While so far only 35 have been explored to some extent in the Rhodope region and specifically breast, There were lathroanaskafwn cases and so I started from the 1992 the excavation of tumuli Interview Dimos Mpakirtzakis / Tribute: Archaeological / Tumulus Breast area monuments speak for themselves and reveal moments of history.
So I made with the tumulus of Amphipolis. So would become if the excavation on the tarmac about 350 tumuli of Thrace who keep buried secrets. Most of them have visited the archaiokapiloi, long before the archaeologists, have brought about major disasters and have removed interesting facts. The fact is that their raids the confirming, the Honorary Curator Diamantis Triantafyllos. The man who brought to the surface, a unique archaeological find. Five Roman carriages and important objects found in the tomb of 6-7 m. with a diameter of 55-60 m. It was the most impressive of the findings uncovered in Small Doxipara – The Evros area. The excavation began in September 2002 and brought to light valuable findings that still await the special Spotlight and their residence permit Mr. Triantafillos spoke in the "x" for the tumuli of Thrace during a very in-depth interview. Revealed that until 1980 they were discovered 269 tumuli in Thrace. Total 70 In Rodopi, 54 in Xanthi and others 145 in Evros. The most important is that of Small Doxipara, While so far only 35 have been explored as a degree. Excavations in Amphipolis have sparked their interest and tumuli of the Rhodopes and Thrace wider. There is evidence for our area; -We can say that we have two categories of funerary tumuli: those located on the outskirts of the ancient Greek cities, such as Abdera and Maronia in ancient Peninsula of Molivoti peninsula. And there is a second category of tumuli, is free in room tumuli, IE does not have a direct relationship with a settlement, is at greater distances, and such we have many mainly in the Northern Evros. Why this site has more tumuli; -Why were there at the time of the Roman Empire – most dating to the 1st and 2nd century. a.d.. There were many landowners, who at one time had acquired wealth from agriculture, from livestock and were able to build such memorials, who needed a big expense. It was namely for ordinary people, who in all seasons were buried in simple pits, in cemeteries. There Are 350 tumuli only in Thrace; -Yes, and above.
About 150 they were the ones who had counted in the Prefecture of Evros only. There are also in Puebla in the region of Eastern Macedonia and the Parent at Xanthi near the Abdera. The archaeological hoe with these tumuli, What has made this whole time; -Start of the Ebro. There was a tomb excavation program, because we had many cases of lathroanaskafwn. Went with hoeing machines and were trying to find their graves. Others find them with drills. We find such residues in tumuli. So, though, identified only box-shaped, they say that is constructed with stone slabs or carnivorous, When pounding the arida on the stone. If it is a burning dead, It is difficult to diagnose. We Started, well, a program in the Ebro, every year to dig into one or two tumuli, Depending on the time you take the excavation. Most of them are Imperial Roman times, but it also found very few of the 4th and 5th century. e.g.. Unfortunately most sylimenoi found, but interesting pottery and we've recovered many cremations found apeiraktes. So, We have many funeral gifts, vessels, glass, stoneware, iron, copper objects. In this category belong and the tumulus of Mikri Doxipara Zone, where of course the rich found these findings, the carriages, horses etc. In the area of Rodopi, in the area of breast, We had lathroanaskafwn cases and so we start from the 1992 the excavation of tumuli. Found and stone sarcophagi and tombs with box-shaped plates that denontan each other with iron links, but of course this was sylimenoi. We've Recovered, though, interesting pieces of ceramics and pottery sygkollisame, as the only white lekythoi, that is in the Museum of Komotini, the skyfoi of Ag. Valentine and other interesting findings not interested treasure hunters or looters. Namely the archaiokapiloi interested in what, What is in gold; -More interested in gold and metal objects, but undamaged. The way, though, intervening, usually causes destruction in sensitive ones, even from metals, objects. It not only needs, of course, are gold and thither directed their interest. In ancient Maronia had done the excavation. From there found and finds at the Archaeological Museum of Komotini; -Yes coming from the mound where I had done excavations.
In the ancient city continued the d. Terzopoulou and now continues the excavation program in collaboration with Princeton University. Implemented this year for the second year and will continue on Tuesday and of course can be renewed and the license and for more years. It is fortunate that started this excavation with expenses mainly Americans and is big issue of identification of the city there, because there are many opinions. We continue to believe that this is the ancient Maronia, but of course you have to prove with facts and findings, mainly with inscriptions that can give us such items. There are even tumuli has not entered any archaeologists; -Yes of course, most. Why is this, It's so big the cost; -It costs too much, because one such excavation can keep to a common tumulus, not very big, and two and three months, and depending on the findings may hold and above, as he kept the excavation of Doxipara. Need and money and people, to say that such a program will continue excavation of tumuli. The expenditure is large enough and of course now in these days we need to be very impressive find, to have similar interest of the State. The tumulus of Paradimi presents some interesting; -Differs from the burial mound. There is the term, better to say tuba, It's prehistoric settlement, that with the continuous habitation-after the disaster that is this happen often with a village fire- Why was again set in the same place, so over the centuries created this artificial An. These are the prehistoric mounds, have no connection with the funerary tumuli.


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