Friday, December 31, 2010

Bulgarian Sun Temple Eight Millenia Old





The structure of the temple or observatory or whatever one calls a measuring device was produced through planned excavation.  This is a method well within the capabilities of all primitive societies and I must presume that it was commonly used.  This is merely a discovered and more importantly, a recognized site.

I think that we can presume that just about everywhere throughout Europe at least were there existed a common culture of cattle raising and forest soils, that something like this was available to every tribe.  We have already seen plenty of examples of wood henges and a turf henge is no departure at all. 

Obviously used as a ceremonial site to confirm the solstices and plausibly other important dates to an agricultural community, a cycle of gatherings would readily provide the workforce to maintain and rebuild such sites.

At least no one is challenging the astronomical significance of Stonehenge anymore when we keep finding similar structures all over Europe with the exact same alignments.  There are obviously a lot more as yet undiscovered.  At least now we know to check the soils.


December 16, 2010


The oldest temple of the Sun has been discovered in northwest Bulgaria, near the town of Vratsa, aged at more then 8000 years, the Bulgarian National Television (BNT) reported on December 15 2010.


The Bulgarian 'Stonehenge' is hence about 3000 years older than its illustrious English counterpart. But unlike its more renowned English cousin, the Bulgarian sun temple was not on the surface, rather it was dug out from under tons of earth and is shaped in the form of a horse shoe, the report said.


The temple was found near the village of Ohoden. According to archaeologists, the prehistoric people used the celestial facility to calculate the seasons and to determine the best times for sowing and harvest. The site was also used for rituals, offering gifts to the Sun for fertility as BNT reported.


This area of Bulgaria was previously made famous because remnants of the oldest people who lived in this part of Europe were found.


Archaeologists also found dozens of clay and stone disks in the area of the temple.

"The semantics of the disks symbolise the disk of the Sun itself, which means that this is the earliest ever temple dedicated to the worship of the Sun God, discovered on our lands," archaeologist Georgi Ganetsovski told the BNT.

2 comments:

TUWOG4all said...

How befitting that this article be published during the pagan "festival" of mithra (12/25-1/6)...that coincides with christmas, you say.

The pagan roman catholic church (the continuation of the pagan roman empire) just tweaked it to appear "christian".

Ever wonder WHY you bring a tree into your house? Of course not...Google mithra to find out.

Frank said...

How befitting that this article be published during the pagan "festival" of mithra (12/25-1/6)...that coincides with christmas, you say.

The pagan roman catholic church (the continuation of the pagan roman empire) just tweaked it to appear "christian".

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