"Twin" of Bulgarian Tatul Sanctuary Found in Syria

Society | May 19, 2006, Friday // 00:00

The sanctuary located in the Bulgarian village of Tatul has an almost identical analog in Syria.

The founder of the Tatul sanctuary professor Nikolay Ovcharov broke the news upon his return from an expedition in Syria and Jordan. Professor Ovcharov explained that he visited a town hewn into the rocks on the top of which he discovered the temple that resembled the Bulgarian sanctuary. The town was situated some 60 km northwest of Damascus.

There is an old Aramaic sanctuary built up during the Roman period and its construction history is almost the same as the one of the Bulgarian temple.

Professor Ovcharov underlined that this proves that Tatul is influenced by the Syrian culture from the Aramaic period.

Another parallel with Tatul Professor Ovcharov found in the 100 towers-mausoleums in the city of Palmira.

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