Rock necropolis with an altar, Kovil village
Rock necropolis with an altar, Kovil village A clearly visible rock necropolis is located after the houses of the village and close to Krumovgrad – Haskovo road. The tombs are cut in the rocks along the slope of the hill in the Be-lite Kamani (Ak kaya) area. The remnants of a Thracian sanctuary can also be found. The graves are totally nine, well preserved are only three, four are almost destroyed and two are not finished. They have linear distribution with almost north-south orientation. No traces of funerals were found. Cremations outside the tomb were practiced, the remains of which together with gifts were placed in urns or directly surrounded with stones. During the excavations were found frag-ments of jewelry, fibulas, zoomorphic clay figures and pottery. The necropolis is dated from the period 2nd century B.C. – 1st century A.D. Nowadays a path connecting two of the village quarters passes over the necropolis. Note: The place is suitable for tourism.
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