Archaeologists Find Alexander the Great, Lysimachus' Iron-Making Center underneath Thracian Mound in Southeast Bulgaria

An aerial view of the Ancient Thracian mound which has turned out to hide the ruins of the residence of a provincial governor and an iron-making center from the empire of Alexander the Great and Lysimachus. Photo: TV grab from BNT via ArchaeologyinBulgari

Archaeologists have unearthed a 2,300-year-old facility for iron production and a provincial governor's residence - which appear to have been used by Emperor Alexander the Great and his successor in Thrace, Lysimachus - underneath what originally seemed like an Ancient Thracian burial mound located near the town of Knyazhevo, Topolovgrad Municipality, in Southeast Bulgaria.

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