The archaeological site of Perpericón could overshadow the Stonehenge.

Perpericón “Rock City”, near the town of Kardzhali in Bulgaria is a very impressive archaeological site that can compete with the biggest attractions in Europe. But if you ask 100 people in the world that if they have heard of the monument or would like to visit Stonehenge, everyone will respond positively, but none of them have probably heard of Perpericón.

To visit Stonehenge, in the holiday season, You will see thousands of people visiting it. It is even possible that ye be not able to get there because of the huge queues. And for example in the Summer Solstice more 20.000 people gather in this famous place to visit Stonehenge and to commemorate the beginning of the summer. Something that does not occur in Perpericón where we only met some local tourists…

But all this could change in the coming years, because according to research conducted by archaeologists, geologists, historians and graphologists, Bulgaria could be the cradle of Western civilization, where it all began. According to archaeologist Robert Bauval: “then you really should come here many tourists in the future, Perpericón since become the greatest exponent of this civilization”. This sounds very pretentious but there are already signs found in Bulgaria inducing think so, as the oldest cave paintings in Europe, also signs oldest writing, goldsmithing and oldest craft, the oldest religious temples, and other details… Perpericón is a considerably more important archaeological site to visit Stonehenge, since there is represented a mixture of prehistoric and classical times. It is all in one. But no advertising Stonehenge monument.



According to research, the first traces of life dating back Perpericón 8.000 years, ie Copper Age and Stone, against Stonehenge is more “modern” because it has 5.117 years, which makes Perpericón in the oldest building in Europe, and among the oldest in the world. There is also talk of Perpericón as “Machu Picchu European”, with the difference that the Machu Picchu in Peru was built in the fifteenth century, ie it is almost 9.500 more modern years!!!.

During the late Bronze Age and early Iron Age Perpericón city became an important center of worship. Greek historian Herodotus former refers in his writings to a famous shrine and oracle, located in the Eastern Rhodopes of Bulgaria and consecrated to the Thracian god Dionysus Zagreus. It was carved in the rocks and had an altar stone that made libations of wine and set fire. His priestess was as famous as the unsurpassed Pythian Temple of Apollo at Delphi. According to the Roman historian Suetonius tells, Perpericón precisely Alexander knew that dominate over the world.

And since the Neolithic period to the Middle Ages Perpericón was inhabited by people who tirelessly carved sacrificial altars, wells, thrones, necropolis, perrons, walls and churches in the bedrock with rudimentary tools. The theory that Perpericón was the first sanctuary in honor of the god Dionysus, that is to say, the first place where his cult began, and then it was the origin of Greek mythology, You can also play an important role in advertising. For now tourists are few but the “Stone city” worth visiting again and again, It offers a magnificent panoramic view of changing image according to the seasons and the ongoing excavations change the appearance of one's own “Rock City” each season…

You can locate Perpericón in Bulgaria:


And if it comes to type crómlech monuments in Bulgaria you can see one near the village of Dolni Glavanak, only 43 km of Perperikon, I think it might be like to visit Stonehenge but “to Bulgarian”. If this were in France, Italy a Greece, previously we would be bombarded with all kinds of information about this unique place, so it would cause our interest. However it is a forgotten place that due attention is not paid, perhaps there is interest in maintaining the “the state” by countries receiving thousands of tourists interested in “history” and they have no intention of losing that income, therefore the European Union puts no interest or means to investigate these archaeological sites and on their side the Bulgarian state has no money or means by itself to investigate these places and give them global recognition they deserve…


Crómlech Dolni Glavanak similar a visitar Stonehenge

Crómlech en Dolni Glavanak (Bulgaria).


According to geologist Robert Shock “This crómlech of Dolni Glavanak and other archaeological sites in Bulgaria are definitely amazing. If these places were in England, France, Italy, Greece, etc… there would be crowds of hundreds of thousands of visitors annually”. This may happen someday if any of the major television networks as "National Geographic", "History Channel" or "Discovery Channel" successful documentaries made about these sites Bulgaria. By the time you decide to visit if you're going to feel like the only tourist site, what a special feeling, as if you opened a museum for you only, so take the time and visit Bulgaria before it becomes fashionable!!


Tomb excavated in the rock sanctuary Tatul (Bulgaria) known as & quot; Sanctuary Orfeo"

Tomb excavated in the rock sanctuary Tatul (Bulgaria) known as “Sanctuary of Orpheus”


But when visiting Perpericón and other archaeological sites in Bulgaria assail us questions:

– How old it is believed to have ancient sanctuaries in the Rhodope Mountains of Bulgaria?: places like Belintash, Tatul, Harman Kaya (near the village of Bivolyane) , hive Rock (pueblo de Dolno Cherkovishte) , Beglik Tash (Primorsko) , the Perpericón itself and the crómlech in Dolni Glavanak… According to archeology Robert Bauval: “There is no doubt that some of these places like crómlech in Dolni Glavanak, are very ancient astronomical observatories. According to some scientists the religious in the Rhodope Mountains are much older complexes of how official science data… They speak assumptions that are much older than the year 5.000 – 6.000 a. C. Certainly found remains of the Copper Age (5.000 a.C.) but that does not mean that the place was used even before, geologists and archaeologists have to do their work now…The official dating is based on cult objects and pottery found there. This does not mean that the stone structures are the same age. We believe are of a much earlier period”.

And this theory is supported by the fact that gold WORKED world's oldest been found in Bulgaria, near the coastal city of Varna, It is the oldest gold produced in the world, and it is a job for more than 7.000 years.


Gold worked the world's oldest found in the necropolis of Varna


– BULGARIA ¿CUNA of Western civilization?…temples, ceramics, worked gold, worship and religion, astrology, etc… Clearly this is the work of a sophisticated civilization that transcends the notions of cavemen. So all these facts together speak not merely of classical antiquity, but a sophisticated ancient culture that could be the first civilization and an advanced civilization of its time…
And this can completely change the image of Bulgaria. Because although it is a very small country, perhaps the cradle of Western civilization is there (European), the seed from which sprang the rest of civilizations throughout the centuries. All experts are looking for the place where the first civilization developed. society in which all elements are united call civilization is sought: myth, art, religion, cities, writing,… and the city of Varna on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast appears to meet those conditions…



– Is this ancient Bulgarian civilization relate to the Egyptian? Traces and shrines found in Rhodope obviously used towards the 3.000 a.C., but they are built on much older structures, and the civilization that built the pyramids of Egypt initiated them into the 2.700 a.C. We can not talk about relationship. But what is certain is that these vestiges of Bulgaria's left a very ancient civilization and ahead of its time. Unfortunately, at this time in Egypt there is a lot of tension and a lot of tourists are afraid to go to Egypt, even though they could see the pyramids, the Sphinx and other ancient monuments in the Nile Valley…Instead, Bulgaria is a beautiful country with friendly people, Good food and plenty of monuments and shrines that are worth seeing. Bulgaria is really fantastic.

But there are similarities between the civilizations of Egypt and Bulgaria, all these ancient sacred sites, even worldwide as Stonehenge, Perpericón, the pyramids of Egypt, etc…. They have been facing the sun or certain stars. It is proven that the Egyptian pyramids were built as a mirror image of Orion's belt. The shrines of the Bulgarian Rhodope Mountains are oriented as the Egyptian monuments, towards the southern stars. Mainly Sirius and Orion. Naturally, the other star, which served as a reference is the Big Dipper.


The pyramids of Egypt, Like the temples in Bulgaria, They are oriented to the stars…


It is as if the stars dictate the behavior of these ancient civilizations and what was expected of them as a society. These ancient people read the celestial signs and trying to recreate the order of heaven on earth. That depended on their daily lives and livelihoods. More interesting, but nevertheless, It is that stars can be the key to one of the greatest archaeological mysteries - why ancient societies suddenly leave and leave the places where they lived and built their civilization, as if something had told them to leave. And this migration is not logical, but it seems to have religious motivation. One possible explanation is the movement of the stars.

According to the ethnologist Silvia Ruiz Bachiller “these ancient societies were obsessed with the stars and the Hereafter; I think if they made many monuments related to the sun and certain stars, It was to confirm that they had not changed location, after one or more cataclysms of antiquity, that "the Sun Stood Still" or "went out west", and there were days, weeks, months or years of total darkness, not only by the change of the Sun, but by a "volcanic winter" that the ashes completely covered the sun. There was a time when humanity was in danger of extinction, why all cultures megalithic monuments made in advance to see if there was any change not provided for in the sunrise or the position of stars such as Sirius or Orion's Belt, and even the Pleiades. Even in our modern and developed society today is a mystery what happens after death. At the time, people were already looking for answers to this question. And often they identified the idea of ​​death and the afterlife in heaven, the celestial kingdom., and they fixed their ideology and religion in the stars that never die. But nevertheless, (due to the precession of the equinoxes), even these stars disappear behind the horizon after many years. However, still remained visible from distant places hundreds of kilometers. And these ancient societies were likely behind those stars to settle in a place where again the stars were visible as before”.

Perhaps “the shaman” He told them - "Our immortal stars are being, we must move to a place where the gods allow us to see them again and they will live. "and were not time or place to discuss these indications… We find evidence of this type of migration in Egypt - from South to North. We believe they have followed and even the stars themselves have called Followers (The Followers). We hope to find traces of these “followers” Bulgaria also, in fact, even It could be that the civilization of the Rhodope Mountains preceded and influenced the Egyptian, and Bulgaria not lived “The followers”, but on the contraty: the inhabitants of Bulgaria were exported by this culture and religion to Egypt, and that can change everything!!!… So come visit and the first to tell you that you were there, in construction by the oldest man in Europe!!


Robert Bauval: archaeologist and astronomer.
Robert Shock: geologist.
Pavel Serafimov: graphologist and historian.
Silvia Eugenia Ruiz Bachiller: etnóloga.
Interview with Robert Bauval by Natalia Malcheva, journalist in the "Standard" newspaper. Source of the interview:
Article about the pyramids of Giza:

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