The Perpericon Palace – The Home of Gods, Bulgaria

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picsonthemove on May 24, 2008

Impressing shot



My May Contest Pictures

Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on May 24, 2008

Thanks pisconthemove, also your pictures are very nice!

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.

Yanka B.Nikolaeva on September 17, 2008

Здравей ,Мими! Много хубава снимка ! Браво на теб ! Поздрави, Янка

Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on September 17, 2008

Blagodaria Yanka!

Pozdravi, Mimi

mimipet’s greeting

silgab on November 20, 2008

Excelente trabalho! Uma fotografia lindissima! Muitas felicidades

Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on November 20, 2008

Many thanks Gab for your kind comment!

Regards, Mimi

mimipet's greeting

kevin mcvay on February 1, 2010

What a beautiful place and such a good photograph too. Well done ! Greetings ,shalom57

Zsuzsanna Bánfalvi on May 20, 2010


Vjaĉesláv Ivanov on September 18, 2010

The place is great, I've been there in late autumn of 2009. It's very calm and impressive, the scenery is awesome as are the ancient ruins etc.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 12, 2008
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    by Minka Tsoneva (Mimip…
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot Pro1
    • Taken on 2004/08/22 09:03:40
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/800)
    • Focal Length: 20.88mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash