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An Ancient Thracian rock step pyramid with a rock sun temple dating back to 2500 BC has been identified in the Eastern Rhodope Mountains in Southern Bulgaria by an expedition of historians and thracologists.
It is about 15 meters tall, and consists of five stepped terraces, with the sun temple hacked into the rocks inside it, according to Prof. Vasil Markov, a historian specializing in the civilization of Ancient Thrace.
“We have come back with really interesting results which, to be honest, have surprised even me, especially with respect to the dating and the features of these monuments,
These are a type of pyramids. In science, they are also known as terraced sacrificial altars or pyramid-like structures. But the one that we found near the town of Kovil in the Eastern Rhodopes is a pyramid all the way. It is a terraced step pyramid towering at 15 meters, with five levels, with a sun temple hacked [into the rock] inside it,”
In his words, the Ancient Thracian pyramid was itself hacked into the rocks of a large plateau, and was the center of a large territory considered to have been sacred by the Thracians.
It contains lots of sacrificial altars, “vessels” hacked into the “holy rocks” for the making of “holy wine”, and other megalithic structures.
The Womb Cave near Ilinitsa, which was apparently worshiped by the Ancient Thracians, consists of a natural vertical crack in the rocks leading into a cave whose entrance was shaped artificially to resemble a woman’s womb. Inside the cave, there is an altar.
The sunlight reaches the bottom of the cave only at a certain part of the day resembling a solar phallus which was seen by the ancient people as symbolizing the copulation and holy marriage of the Sun and the Mountain (i.e. the Earth).
According to Markov, the newly identified Thracian step pyramid contains an identical womb cave that is just smaller. He notes that when viewed from the inside the sunlight resembles a phallus copulating with the cave as part of the above-mentioned “holy marriage”, according to the Thracians’ beliefs.
These are a type of pyramids. In science, they are also known as terraced sacrificial altars or pyramid-like structures. But the one that we found near the town of Kovil in the Eastern Rhodopes is a pyramid all the way. It is a terraced step pyramid towering at 15 meters, with five levels
originally posted by: the2ofusr1
a reply to: Kantzveldt
Growing up I discovered this mound in the middle of the woods that the locals called the Bores Back . There are trees growing on it but I often wondered to myself if a person was to dig ,would they find something ? It is a very out of place mound ...It would be fun to work on something like that ..
Its really hard to say how deep and what is under this thing or if anything is there at all . Göbekli Tepe comes to mind in one sense as that was hidden in plain sight for so long . Its more of a feeling I have about the site as it resembles nothing like it in the surrounding areas .
Of course it depends where the mounds are and from what period as to what you might expect to find inside, sometimes maybe cremation remains in an urn, if the Crimea maybe a skeleton and lots of gold, these things were culture specific.
originally posted by: the2ofusr1
a reply to: JohnnyCanuck
Thanks for the link . I read the act but I wonder if First Nations may have a parallel program of if they fall under the same regulations and restrictions ?