The Perpericon Palace – The Home of Gods, Bulgaria

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Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on May 29, 2008

This is the archeological hit of the last years in Bulgaria and in the world. The palace and its fortress are considered to be the ancient and mysterious capital of the Odryss kingdom. The palace was at least on three floors, according to the holes in the rocks. In fact, it was cut in the rocks.

When you are inside the palace you feel like some mighty creature is near and is watching you. And probably that is true. That is really The Home of Gods. When you climb on a rocky wall and look at the world somewhere below, you begin to feel like a god yourself.

The complex was of very great religious importance not only for the Thracians, but for the whole ancient world - Greeks, Persians, Macedonians… According to the ancient legends and some of the modern scholars, that was the place where Alexander the Great learned his destiny - to conquer the world and to die 33 years old.

The complex existed for almost 3000 years. Later, it was a very important fortress of Byzantine, Latin Empire and Bulgaria. The enormous water basin for its defenders still exists and can be used again. The only one existing golden seal of the Bulgarian king Ivan-Alexander was found in that fortress.

▬ Mauro Antonini ▬ on July 4, 2008

I have really involved with your detailed comments and I saw that the treasures were on display in Italy

Best Regards Mauro

Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on July 4, 2008

Questa non la sapevo, ma dopo vado leggerla. Grazie Mauro! Mimi

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▬ Mauro Antonini ▬ on July 4, 2008

Ritengo che un approfondimento sia la dimostrazione che la foto è stata apprezzata ed il commento letto con attenzione.

Ciao Mauro

Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on July 4, 2008

Ciao Mauro, Ho appena letto articolo che mi hai mandato per la mostra in Roma anno scorso dei reperti preziosi dal Neolitico al Medioevo in Bulgaria. Interessante, peccato che non lo sapevo e che vivo lontano da Roma.

In ultimi anni hanno trovato molte cose preziosi sotto la terra in Bulgaria. Ma il problema grande per il mio paese sono stati sempre i soldi che quasi non li vogliano dare i nostri archeologisti. Spesso leggo che questi archeologisti lavorano per davvero poccisimi soldi e lo faranno solo perche sono appasionati di fare questo lavoro. Che pecato per mio paese no..

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© SisAnnick on November 15, 2008

Fantastic place, mimipet and nice framing, greetings Annick

Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on November 15, 2008

Thanks for your kind comment Annick! Excuse me for curiosity but is your name male or female?

Regards, Mimi

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© SisAnnick on November 16, 2008

Hello mimipet , I am the blond female on the left side, my husband Serge is the dark-haired male on the right side. Some Panoramian friends call me also SisAnn as Sister Annick , glad to meet you mimipet Cheers Annick

Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on November 16, 2008

Thanks SisAnn for your answer. Nice to meet you also online.

Regards, Mimi

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Photo taken in Perperikon, Перперикон, 6685 Kardzhali, Bulgaria

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    by Minka Tsoneva (Mimip…
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot Pro1
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