Bol’she-Tarkhanskyi complex

Location: Tetyushsky district

The complex consists of the Bol’she-Tarkhanskyi settlement is the biggest and best-fortified settlement of the Imen’kovo culture so far known. The Bolshie Tarchany graves of the 8th-9th centuries are located partly in the village and on the right bank of the Tarkhanka river. Both graveyards (more than 400 burials have been discovered) were left by the early Bulgars. On the northeast outskirts of the village is an ancient cemetery “Tashbilge” (Stone sign) where you can see a Bulgar gravestone of 1314 with an engraved calligraphic inscription executed in Cufic handwriting and crowned by a lancet arch.