In Buzovgrad welcome the summer with an ancient ritual

With an ancient ritual, they will welcome the summer of June 21 in Buzovgrad. On the day of the summer solstice, the sunrise passes through the opening of the megalith called the door of the mother goddess over the village. According to the ancient Thracians, this day was special because the sun’s rays passing through the rock hole awakened the earth for a new life. The ancient ritual is recreated at the megalith every year on that day.

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It is believed that the mystical rock window was created 4,000 years ago by a nation that was more ancient than the Thracians but was then used for ancient rituals and by the representatives of one of the most numerous communities in the past according to Herodotus. It is supposed that for the Thracians the megalith was a kind of gateway between the worlds. And according to legends, the Thracians rejoiced when someone died, because then they began the real life in the afterlife, and the residence on the ground was a punishment.

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According to scientific theory, the megalith is used as a calendar that has helped the Thracians to organize their lives more easily. A 15-minute walk is also the ruins of Buzovo Kale fortress. One of the theories is that the megalith was used for the burial of Thracian aristocrats. Another – to watch the stars. Or as a place from which signals could be sent, if necessary, to the opposite peaks of Stara Planina.

The megalith has also revealed a view of the capital of the Odritsy Seuthopolis, which is today submerged under the waters of the Koprinka Dam and the few preserved artifacts from the town can be seen in the Kazanlak Historical Museum. Near the rock door, there is also some brilliant stone called “masculine” because of its shape of a phallus. A 15-minute walk is also the ruins of Buzovo Kale fortress.

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