Scientists to Search for Ancient Civilization in Bulgaria's Rhodopes

Society » ARCHAEOLOGY | July 25, 2014, Friday // 17:51
Bulgaria: Scientists to Search for Ancient Civilization in Bulgaria's Rhodopes View from the Rhodope Mountains. Photo by BGNES/Alexander Dimitrov.

An international expedition will seek signs left by an ancient civilization in the prehistoric sanctuaries of Belintash, Tatul and Harman Kaya in Bulgaria's Rhodope mountains.

This initiative is supported by the Credo Bonum foundation, Bulgarian Telegraph Agency informs.

The team of researchers includes Professor Ana Raduncheva from the Archaeological Institute at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS), archeoastronomer Robert Bauval, geologist Dr. Robert Schock and NASA astrophysicist Thomas Brophy.

They will explore the traces of a civilization that inhabited Bulgaria's land before the Thracians in the region of the Eastern Rhodopes.

Their work will be filmed and will show for the first time the mysterious Stone Forest in the Eastern Rhodopes.

The documentary seeks to attract international media interest in Bulgaria's ancient heritage, which undoubtedly occupies a key place in the millennial civilization process, the Credo Bonum Foundation notes.

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