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    Oldest Sun Temple in World found in Bulgaria

    Very interesting find. I'd like more info on this.
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    Archaeology: 8000 year-old Sun temple found in Bulgaria

    Archaeology: 8000 year-old Sun temple found in Bulgaria - Tourism - The Sofia Echo

    The oldest temple of the Sun has been discovered in northwest Bulgaria, near the town of Vratsa, aged at more then 8000 years, the Bulgarian National Television (BNT) reported on December 15 2010.
    The Bulgarian 'Stonehenge' is hence about 3000 years older than its illustrious English counterpart. But unlike its more renowned English cousin, the Bulgarian sun temple was not on the surface, rather it was dug out from under tons of earth and is shaped in the form of a horse shoe, the report said.

    The temple was found near the village of Ohoden. According to archaeologists, the prehistoric people used the celestial facility to calculate the seasons and to determine the best times for sowing and harvest. The site was also used for rituals, offering gifts to the Sun for fertility as BNT reported.

    This area of Bulgaria was previously made famous because remnants of the oldest people who lived in this part of Europe were found.

    Archaeologists also found dozens of clay and stone disks in the area of the temple.

    "The semantics of the disks symbolise the disk of the Sun itself, which means that this is the earliest ever temple dedicated to the worship of the Sun God, discovered on our lands," archaeologist Georgi Ganetsovski told the BNT

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    That link won't open, cut and paste please.

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    sentrix, it must be a China thing. here ya go. What a great story!

    Archaeology: 8000 year-old Sun temple found in Bulgaria



    Wed, Dec 15 2010 13:35 CET byThe Sofia Echo staff 6719 Views 11 Comments


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    The oldest temple of the Sun has been discovered in northwest Bulgaria, near the town of Vratsa, aged at more then 8000 years, the Bulgarian National Television (BNT) reported on December 15 2010.

    The Bulgarian 'Stonehenge' is hence about 3000 years older than its illustrious English counterpart. But unlike its more renowned English cousin, the Bulgarian sun temple was not on the surface, rather it was dug out from under tons of earth and is shaped in the form of a horse shoe, the report said.

    The temple was found near the village of Ohoden. According to archaeologists, the prehistoric people used the celestial facility to calculate the seasons and to determine the best times for sowing and harvest. The site was also used for rituals, offering gifts to the Sun for fertility as BNT reported.

    This area of Bulgaria was previously made famous because remnants of the oldest people who lived in this part of Europe were found.

    Archaeologists also found dozens of clay and stone disks in the area of the temple.

    "The semantics of the disks symbolise the disk of the Sun itself, which means that this is the earliest ever temple dedicated to the worship of the Sun God, discovered on our lands," archaeologist Georgi Ganetsovski told the BNT

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    Absolutely incredible find. Hopefully it will not be overrun by tourists when they open it up to the public and conserve it.

    Thanks Nat, all search channels down here today including my proxy.

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    A photo would be nice, or even concept art. I have a hard time imagining what this looks like as the description in the article is very vague.

    I still kick myself for not pursuing a career in archeology.
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    Great story! So many cool new finds lately.

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    Good to see reponses on this, because I am interested in these things. I don't examine them much, but when I find an article of a find, or some new info, I am very curious about it!

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    Find some pics please, fascinating stuff.

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    ^ I'll search now.

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    I searched but couldn't find anything. It seems this has only one source too. Count me in as dubious at this point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Ho View Post
    I still kick myself for not pursuing a career in archeology.
    Well at least you have a job now...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Ho View Post
    I searched but couldn't find anything.
    I didn't search, and didn't find anything.

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    Awesome - here's hoping that more details on the particular mythos' surrounding this sun worship come to light, so we can see how much more the Christians, and other religions, have stolen from it.

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