Nikolay Ovcharov
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Veliko Tarnovo
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He graduated history in Sofia University in 1976 and specialized Thracology in Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

Acheivements / Contributions  :

  • He discovered an ancient Thracian surface tomb in Tatul which was soon recognized as an exclusive religious centre.

  • According to Ovcharov, the site is the sanctuary and tomb of an influential Thracian leader who was deified after his death.

  • He links it with the cult of Orpheus.

Bibliography  :
Perperikon: A Civilization of the Rock People, The Shortest History of Bulgaria,Thracologists: Georgi Kitov, Vladimir I. Georgiev, Alexander Fol, Nikolay Ovcharov .