Bulgarian Sun Temple Eight Millenia Old

The structure of the temple orobservatory or whatever one calls a measuring device was produced throughplanned excavation.  This is a methodwell within the capabilities of all primitive societies and I must presume thatit was commonly used.  This is merely adiscovered and more importantly, a recognized site.

I think that we can presume thatjust about everywhere throughout Europe atleast were there existed a common culture of cattle raising and forest soils,that something like this was available to every tribe.  We have already seen plenty of examples ofwood henges and a turf henge is no departure at all. 

Obviously used as a ceremonial siteto confirm the solstices and plausibly other important dates to an agriculturalcommunity, a cycle of gatherings would readily provide the workforce tomaintain and rebuild such sites.

At least no one is challenging theastronomical significance of Stonehenge anymore when we keep finding similarstructures all over Europe with the exact samealignments.  There are obviously a lotmore as yet undiscovered.  At least nowwe know to check the soils.

December 16, 2010

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

The Bulgarian 'Stonehenge' is hence about 3000years older than its illustrious English counterpart. But unlike its morerenowned 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 ahorse shoe, the report said.

The temple was found near the village ofOhoden. According to archaeologists, the prehistoric people used thecelestial facility to calculate the seasons and to determine the best times forsowing and harvest. The site was also used for rituals, offering gifts to theSun for fertility as BNT reported.

This area of Bulgaria waspreviously made famous because remnants of the oldest people who lived in thispart of Europe were found.

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

"The semantics of the disks symbolise the disk of the Sun itself, whichmeans that this is the earliest ever temple dedicated to the worship of the SunGod, discovered on our lands," archaeologist Georgi Ganetsovski told theBNT.

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