Ancient Thracian Ship is the New Attraction in Koprinka Dam, Bulgaria

A replica of an ancient Thracian ship is in a process of building on the Koprinka dam near Kazanlak. "Odrys" is expected to be one of the greatest attractions in the area.

The sailboat will be 19 meters long and will be made of over 300 parts. On the bow of the ship a bronze bird will be placed, the image of which is used for the decoration of the helmet of Seuthes III. The cloth will be hand-woven from flax and cotton.

Many ancient artifacts have been explored during the preparation of the project, and the inspiration comes from the leader of the project "Archaeoworld - on the way of the Greatest" Atanas Dimitrov. In an interview with the Bulgarian National Television, the creator of the project says that the ship will be made of oak - a material used by the ancient Thracians in the construction of their own ships. In addition, the ship's ribs (frame), are made of naturally curved trees with minimal work on them in order to save the wood. Everything is crafted by hand so that it can reach the unique shape.

By the end of the month, it is expected that "Odrys" will be released into the waters of Koprinka Dam, whose bottom keeps the remains of the former capital of the Thracians Seuthopolis.

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Petya Petrova

Petya Petrova is a journalist, believer, and traveler.

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