Необичайни гробове край с. Полски Градец (Югоизточна България)

Unusual graves near the village of Polski Gradets (southeastern Bulgaria)


  • Krassimir Nikov Department of Thracian Archaeology, National Archaeological Institute with Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 2 Saborna Str., 1000 Sofia
  • Rumyana Georgieva Institute of Balkan Studies with Centre for Thracology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 45 Moskovska Str., 1000 Sofia


Ancient Thrace, unusual graves, burial customs, ritual pits


The article discusses unusual graves discovered in the immediate vicinity of a 1st millennium BC complex of pits near the village of Polski Gradets, municipality of Radnevo. The human remains found there were obviously disturbed: the skulls were detached, the spinal columns, the ribs and the pelvic bones were missing, the rest of the bones, however, imitated anatomic arrangement. In one of the pits of the above-mentioned complex the remains of at least six individuals of different age were discovered. The bones were disturbed, limbs and skulls prevailing. A great number of them bore secondary cut marks.


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