The sunrise over Kabile has a special energy on June 20th

On June 20, the first sun rays over the Zayci Peak and the Kabile Archeological Reserve will fill you with the positive energy it is believed. That is why every year enthusiasts from across Bulgaria welcome the sunrise on the longest day of the year. According to the beliefs, the elevation above the Kabile was used by the ancient Thracians as an astronomical observatory, and the place played an important role in the cult of the sun. If you attend the ritual of meeting the day in present days you will be accompanied with folk dances.

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If you use your imagination or you are shown, you can see the image of the goddess Cibella lying on one of the rocks of the peak. It is the place where go the first sun rays. That the place is special is also clear because of the slow drainage of water after rain from the top. So then you can realize that the hill is actually hollow. Later, Soviet scientists prove it. What lies behind this fact, however, no one is willing to answer.

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If you visit the ritual then we advise you to look also at the grounds in the second millennium BC before the city of Kabile and the unique museum that tells about its history. In the year 341 BC he was captured by Philip of Macedon, and then his son, Alexander the Great, passed by. The leader wanted to wipe out the cult of the goddess Cybele. But the building he built, which had to obstruct the priest’s path to the sanctuary of Zaychi Peak, was destroyed long before the very holy place.

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Kabile was also shortly the capital of the Thracian kingdom of Odry after the death of Seuthes III during the time of the Thracian kings Spartak and Skostock. In the 2nd-3rd century BC, the city had its own mint and coins were chopped here. Among the Thracian kingdom, it is the order of the Roman Empire to leave its imprint on Kabyle. The city became one of the most important Roman military camps in the province of Thrace. At that time, the city reached a population of about 4,000 people, 500 of whom were Roman soldiers.

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Even today you can see the remains of the barracks, the city bathroom, the public toilet, and the private bathroom of some rich. After the adoption of Christianity, the city became the center of a bishopric. The central basilica, which impresses with its size, dates back to that time. Kabile was destroyed by the Avaric attacks in the 6th century AD, to resurrect as a small settlement again in the Middle Ages.

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