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Title: The Hellenistic Tomb of Mal Tepe in Thrace
Subtitle: A Reconsideration of Burial Sequence and Dating
Author(s): TZOCHEV, Chavdar
Journal: Ancient West & East
Volume: 13 Date: 2014
Many scholars have tried to make sense of the puzzling situation in the Mal Tepe tomb, which contained traces of multiple burials and objects of Greek, Thracian and Celtic origin. A widely accepted view holds that the monument had three phases of use, with four successive burials in the tholos, the two antechambers and the corridor. By rethinking the dates of the grave-goods and their connections with individual burials, as well as by considering previously overlooked evidence, the present paper challenges this view and suggests a simpler scenario.