The tomb in Mezek village, Svilengrad municipality is the most monumental tomb of the Mycenae type found on the Bulgarian lands. In 1908 a villager discovered an accidentally bronze figure of a wild boar, in natural size, weighing 177 kilograms.
Later, in 1931 local inhabitants discovered the tomb itself, which is covered with an impressive mound embankment with a height of 14-15 m and a diameter at the base of 90 m.
The tomb is made of cut stone blocks connected in places with iron braces.
The tomb enters through a 20 m long corridor (dromos). Two rectangular anteros are followed, then followed by a circular burial chamber with a beetle dome.
The total length of the facility is about 31 meters.
A large number of objects of gold, bronze, iron, glass and ceramics are found in the tomb, which are exhibited in the museums in Sofia and Haskovo.
The sculpture of a boar is located in the archaeological museum of Istanbul, because since in 1908 this area was still within Turkey's borders.
There is a plaster cast of the original in the museum in Haskovo.
The Tourist Information Center offers a tour of the tomb with a tour guide after a preliminary request.
Mezek village, Svilengrad Municipality
Tourist Information Center – Svilengrad
+359 889 044 016; +359 886 000 726