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A “second Perperikon” found in Northern Bulgaria

Submitted on Wednesday, 1 July 2009No Comment
A “second Perperikon” found in Northern Bulgaria

A unique Thracian shrine, located inside a cave along with four-meter high human statues, was found near the Danube. The shrine was found by an expedition lead by Evgeni Koev of the speleology club Dervent.

According to preliminary data, the shrine is at least 20 centuries old. The complex is intact and in very good condition. There are numerous smaller alcoves inside and it’s very likely to find additional tombs.

The cave with the shrine also holds several altars and other possessions of a religious cult.

The Thracian shrine is made of several distinct rocks and mounds divided by obstacles. There are numerous tall stone figures all around the shrine.