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June 2009 Blog Posts (1)

The Story of the Mezek Thracian Tomb Boar

In 1902 , when Svilengrad and the village of Mezek were still under the domination of the Turkish Empire, Angel Chobana, a local treasure hunter, was digging next to the Mezek Thracian Tomb (then still an mound looking like from outside as a small hill) with the purpose of searching gold treasures. The only object he found was a life-size bronze figure of a boar. He believed that the boar was hallow and was hiding a lot of gold – so heavy was… Continue

Added by Rossitza Ohridska-Olson on June 21, 2009 at 3:00am — 1 Comment

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