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Thracian Rock Sanctuary Beglik Tash

Thracian Rock Sanctuary Beglik Tash
Type: Sanctuary, Archaeological site
Location: Town Primorsko »
The rock sanctuary Beglik tash is located in reserve Ropotamo, about 7 km from town of Primorsko. The sanctuary has strategic position - there is a beautiful panoramic view to the sea and around.  It was discovered in 2003  after excavation.

Begliktash was a sacred place and there were performed sacred rituals from BC II. to the beginning of IV century AC. In these times these lands were inhabited by the Thracian tribe "skirmiani". In the region were found lots of pottery, coins, tools, weapons, etc..

Rock elements of the sanctuary has natural origin, but some of them were further grouped into different ensembles ("astronomical clock", "rock bed" "Sacred cave", etc..)  depends on to the performed rites. Many of rocks has excavated pits that were used for placing ritual fluids or to collect rainwater. Some of the stones have carved ritual signs.

Highlights:
- the "throne" - located in the central part. It was the place from where the Thracian king-priest was led the ceremonies;
- the "astronomical clock"
- the "marital bed" - one central stone in the shape of bed, surrounded by rocks, with carved pits used during rituals
- the "sacred cave"- consists of two scales for columns and horizontal plate. Symbolizes the womb of Mother Nature
- "Apostle tash" - rock in form of heart
and others.
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