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Bulgaria-Unearthed Temples A Millenium Older than Egypt Pyramids
Novinite.com ^ | 2-18-2007

Posted on 02/18/2007 3:17:14 PM PST by blam

Bulgaria-Unearthed Temples A Millenium Older than Egypt Pyramids

Lifestyle: 18 February 2007, Sunday.

Temples that archaeologists have unearthed in the eastern Rhodope Mountains in Bulgaria are about a thousand years older than the pyramids in Egypt and the Mesopotamian civilization, experts claim.

Archaeologists Ana Raduncheva and Stefanka Ivanova said in an interview for BTA that the whole system of temples in the Rhodope region dated back to the Vth millenium B.C. This is almost 4,000 years before the Thracian people settled on these lands.

At the end of the Chalcolithic Age, the rock temples were abandoned for a large period of time. The Thracians rediscovered them about 2,500 years later, the archaeologists claim.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bulgaria; chalcolithic; ggg; godsgravesglyphs; pyramids; temples; unearthed

1 posted on 02/18/2007 3:17:17 PM PST by blam
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To: SunkenCiv
GGG Ping.

Chalcolithic Age = Beginning of copper age.

2 posted on 02/18/2007 3:19:30 PM PST by blam
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To: blam

Thanks. I was thinking Chalcolithicl was a Mexican demon. (HHJK)


3 posted on 02/18/2007 3:27:36 PM PST by dangus
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To: SunkenCiv
"Chalcolithic Age = Beginning of copper age."

Some Confusion.

"The literature of European archaeology generally avoids the use of 'chalcolithic' (they prefer the term 'Copper Age'), while Middle-Eastern archaeologists regularly use it. The Copper Age began much earlier in the Middle East, while the transition from the European Copper Age to its own full-fledged Bronze Age is far more rapid."

4 posted on 02/18/2007 3:49:16 PM PST by blam
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To: blam

Blam - Fascinating as always. So many Eastern European areas to explore after so many years being closed to outsiders. I knew a man from Romania(at the time, it was still under Communist control). He spoke of times as a child laborer, of digging up Roman coins and the soldiers that took them from he and the others. There must be thousands of stories like his and so many as yet undiscovered finds. Thanks for your post.


5 posted on 02/18/2007 3:49:17 PM PST by SueRae
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To: SueRae

This is an ancient area. Many Europeans can trace their roots to this Ice Age refuge. Maybe as much as 25,000 years ago.


6 posted on 02/18/2007 3:52:33 PM PST by blam
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To: blam
I think they should let Calcolithic priests get married.
7 posted on 02/18/2007 3:53:20 PM PST by DainBramage
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To: blam
http://www.topbulgarianproperty.com/estate-in-bulgaria-perperikon-offer1095--47.html

Certainly appears to be very ancient.Thumbnails on website.

8 posted on 02/18/2007 4:20:14 PM PST by Fred Nerks (Read THE LIFE OF MUHAMMAD free pdf download. Link on my bio page.)
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To: blam

from the same website:

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=76852

"Herd of Horses Runs Over Drunken Driver in Bulgaria

Crime: 18 February 2007, Sunday.

A Bulgarian man is in hospital after his brother chocked with a herd of horses crossing the road near the town of Zlatograd.

The driver was intoxicated, with almost 2 promilles of alcohol in his blood, and the head-on clash with the herd sent his Mitsubishi Lancer overturning in the gutter, Darik News revealed.

Doctors say the injured man's life is out of danger, but he suffered a commotion and needs to be supervised for a while.

Three horses were killed in the crash."


9 posted on 02/18/2007 6:46:53 PM PST by Yehuda ("Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!" (Choke on it, pinkos!))
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To: blam; FairOpinion; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; 24Karet; 3AngelaD; 49th; ...
Thanks Blam. I may be detecting a whiff of hyperbole though. :')

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10 posted on 02/18/2007 7:43:09 PM PST by SunkenCiv (I last updated my profile on Thursday, February 15, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Fred Nerks

11 posted on 02/18/2007 7:49:23 PM PST by blam
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To: blam

Certainly looks like a "high place" to me. Wonder if they sacrificed humans and/or animals there?


12 posted on 02/18/2007 7:55:05 PM PST by Ciexyz (Amazing Grace the film, in theaters Feb 23rd, about abolishing slave trade in Britain.)
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To: blam

Great pic! Do I see earthquake damage?


13 posted on 02/18/2007 7:55:11 PM PST by Fred Nerks (Read THE LIFE OF MUHAMMAD free pdf download. Link on my bio page.)
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To: DainBramage

I knew a girl who got diabetic because she was a chalcolithic.


14 posted on 02/18/2007 8:23:30 PM PST by MacDorcha (In Theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.)
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To: Fred Nerks

Always nice to be able to see images of the finds. Thanks.


15 posted on 02/19/2007 4:44:14 AM PST by Dustbunny (The BIBLE - Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth)
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To: blam

Vth millenium B.C. So nice to see that some scientists still use B.C> instead of B.C.E. which began in the exact same year as B.C.!


16 posted on 02/19/2007 4:41:32 PM PST by Sam Ketcham (Amnesty means vote dilution, & increased taxes to bring us down to the world poverty level.)
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To: blam

This whole area, west of the Black Sea is very interesting, maybe the very origins of civilization.


17 posted on 02/19/2007 9:17:02 PM PST by ARCADIA (Abuse of power comes as no surprise)
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To: ARCADIA
"This whole area, west of the Black Sea is very interesting, maybe the very origins of civilization."

It was an Ice Age refuge, a lot of Europeans can trace their DNA to that area, mainly Northern Europeans. There were at least two more refuges at the same time, One in Iberia and one in the Ukraine.

If you're really interested in this subject, read:

Origins Of The British

"And what of the Celts we know – the Irish, Scots and Welsh? Scholars have traditionally placed their origins in Iron Age Central Europe, but Oppenheimer’s new data clearly show that the Welsh, Irish and other Atlantic fringe peoples derive from Ice Age refuges in the Basque country and Spain. They came by an Atlantic coastal route many thousands of years ago, though the Celtic languages we know of today were brought in by later migrations, following the same route, during Neolithic times."

18 posted on 02/19/2007 9:28:34 PM PST by blam
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To: blam

This entire thread - absolutely and utterly fascinating!!!!!

CA....


19 posted on 02/19/2007 9:37:40 PM PST by Chances Are (Whew! It seems I've once again found that silly grin!)
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To: Chances Are; ARCADIA
Take this journey and you'll see the Ice Age refugees I mentioned.

Journey Of Mankind

20 posted on 02/19/2007 10:02:46 PM PST by blam
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To: blam

Thanks!


21 posted on 02/20/2007 9:38:29 AM PST by ARCADIA (Abuse of power comes as no surprise)
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