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Summary

Sun Temple

Class:

  • Temple or sanctuary
  • visible
  • Location ± 0-5 m.
(see also PELAGIOS)

Identifiers:

Nearby

Gradischte

Gradischte

Roman Fort

Roman Fort

Fort Dolnoto Kale

Fort

Images

Surroundings (Panoramio)

Annotation


Archaeologists in Bulgaria have discovered an 8000 year old sun temple. Located near the village of Ohoden, the horse-shoe shaped structure is about 3000 years older than Stonehenge in England. Archaeologist George Ganetsovski told BNT (Bulgarian Television) that he believes the site was designed to track the track the movements of the sun for the agricultural season. Ganetsovski stated that: “In my review during the autumn equinox [I observed] that the shape is oriented to sunrises and [it takes] into account the shift of magnetic poles.” He further noted that the” dozens of clay and stone disks found on the site,” suggest sun worship. “ The symbolism on the rannozemedelskata disk eloquently symbolizes the sun disk and hence we speak of the earliest temple dedicated to the worship of Sun God, discovered on our lands."