The twin tombs: Mounds 12 and 13

End of the 4th - early 3rd century BC

Mounds 12 and 13 are part of the architectural ensemble of the Sveshtari Tomb under Ginina Mound. They both cover smaller vaulted tombs. They stand out by their symmetrically opening sliding doors, which indicate a specific architectural tradition among the Getae. The tombs in Mounds 12 and 13 date to the end of the 4th – early decades of the 3rd century BC. Only fragmentary remains were found inside: partial human skeletons, sacrificial animals, and other gifts. The tomb under Mound 12 was destroyed by an earth quake in the early decades of the 3rd century BC.