Dausdava - City of wolves

The archaeological monuments discovered at Sboryanovo from the 1st millennium BC include sanctuaries and cult places, a Hellenistic-period city, and mound cemeteries from the Iron Age, related to the capital of the northern Thracians, the Getae. The area preserves its role as a cult centre through the Roman period. This is most likely the long-sought city of Dausdava ('City of the wolves'), mentioned by the Claudius Ptolemy, a Roman geographer who lived in Alexandria in the 2nd century AD (Geographia III.10.6).