Thracian culture

The culture of the Thracians. The iron was introduced and this was the starting point for the Thracian culture. At the end of the 12th century and beginning of the 11th century BC the usage of iron led to increased production opportunities for the Thracian community and to class differences. The potter’s wheel appeared and incited the development of the Thracian pottery which was used mainly for the everyday necessities and was flat and in different shapes to the 1st century BC. The metal mining, metal working, weaving, goldsmithing, and others grew fast. Records of the Thracian burial traditions are found in the discovered Early Thracian necropoles, tumuli and beehive tombs. The richness of the buried objects is especially meaningful and throws light on the history of the Thracian culture. Some of the beehive tombs are decorated with paintings. Bright, extremely precious examples of the Thracian culture are the treasures whose original workmanship is closely related to the Thracian life and spirit. Many votive tablets and engravings with the figure of the Thracian Horseman , connected with the Thracian religion and believes, were found in the Bulgarian lands. The Thracians were also famous for their singers and musicians. Orpheus is Thracian. The Thracian culture also enriched by the lively cultural exchange with the neighbouring peoples.

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