WHERE IN BULGARIA ARE YOU?

WHERE IN BULGARIA ARE YOU?

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 12:00

Many century ago parts of what is now Bulgaria were populated by a strange people called Thracians.

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They excelled in the arts and crafts, they drank their wine undiluted and they were brave soldiers. However, they did not have a written language and therefore little is known about them.

The Thracians were pagan. They were known for their elaborate religious ceremonies that included animal sacrifices, dances and performances of torch-lit night-time rites usually in places with bizarre rock formations.

There are many remains of the Thracian civilisation in Bulgaria, ranging from whole cities to royal tombs and megaliths.
The one pictured here is located on a small peninsula jutting out to the Black Sea south of Sozopol. Under Communism it was inaccessible because it was cordoned off as part of a hunting ground for party dignitaries. But now with Communism gone the site has become a major tourist site.

Where in Bulgaria are you?

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