The Kazanlouk Thracian grave in central Bulgaria offers a most significant topic of research into the relatively unknown everyday life of the ancient Thracians with whom the Greek city-states developed mutual relations that were beneficial to both nations. The Kazanlouk grave represents one of the few examples of the impact of Mycenaean art on the life and culture of the ancient Thracians.They were people of Indo-European origin who in the twelfth century BC settled in a wide region of the Balkans, part of which is now the present Bulgarian state.