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by Archaeology Newsroom

An Itinerary in the Island of Thrace: The “Megali Vouva” Cave in Evros Region

In the district of Leukimi village, at the depth of a small valley, we come in view of the impressive “Megali Vouva” cave that displays a carved phallumorphic stele on the upper right side of its entrance. The interior of the cave consists of two unequal in size chambers. An elevated shallow semi-circular conch (probably a burial place) with two hollows on its right side (probably purposed for offerings) has been carved on a lime stone protrusion almost at the center of the bigger chamber. It closely resembles the cock-cut tomb at Askites. The scattered Hellenistic and Byzantine shards and the fragments of hand made pottery dictate the urgent excavation of the site, which may yield significant finds for the history and culture of Thrace.