Displaying items by tag: Thracian heritage

Tuesday, 31 March 2020 08:09

RHODOPE'S 'SACRED TRIANGLE'

Isolated mountain area cradles pagan, Christian, esoteric beliefs

Published in Vibrant Communities
Monday, 23 December 2019 09:43

RAIDERS OF TREASURE MOUND

Maltepe Mound near Plovdiv is archaeological discovery of decade

Published in Vibrant Communities
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 15:23

FORTIFIED BULGARIA

Ancient, mediaeval and Ottoman forts evoke less-than-calm life

Published in Vibrant Communities
Tuesday, 02 July 2019 10:29

BELINTASH SHRINE

Ancient Thracian rock sanctuary inspires modern legends

Published in Vibrant Communities
Wednesday, 29 May 2019 14:11

SUN FORTRESS

Thracian rock sanctuary at Angel Voyvoda village mesmerises

Published in Vibrant Communities
Wednesday, 27 March 2019 18:36

BIZARRE BULGARIA

Beauty may be in eye of beholder, but oddness is easier to define

Published in High Beam

The heritage of the ancient Thracians, a people that inhabited what is now Bulgaria between the 2nd millennium BC and the 7th century AD, includes lavishly decorated tombs, gold treasures, and mysterious rock shrines.

Published in High Beam
Monday, 30 July 2018 13:12

HARMAN KAYA THRACIAN SANCTUARY

Spectacular shrine, ancient observatory near Bivolyane, in Rhodope

Published in High Beam
Tuesday, 06 March 2018 14:57

BEGLIKTASH, A MEGALITH IN WINTER

Tourist crowds tend to spoil places and Begliktash is not an exception. Located near Primorsko, on Bulgaria's crowded southern Black Sea coast, the Thracian megalithic shrine gets crammed in the holiday season. There are package tourists, there are independent visitors, and there are garish and sometimes rather kitschy reenactments of ancient Thracian rituals organised by the local authorities.

Published in High Beam

Dragon houses: until not that long ago, this was what Bulgarians called the squat, sturdy dolmens littering the low ridges of the Strandzha and Sakar mountains.

Published in High Beam
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