“Perperikon” is an archeological complex, a large megalith sanctuary. It is supposed that this is the ancient sanctuary of Dionysus of the Thracian tribe of sats, whose priests were the Bessi. “Perperikon” is located in the Eastern Rhodope Mauntain, 15 km northeast of the town of Kardzhali. Its area is about 12 sq. km. Excavations reveal a large rock city, which boomed during the Roman era, although its history began several millennia earlier. The powerful development of the cult facilities on the hill during the late Bronze and Early Iron Age created “Perperikon” a spectacular sanctuary. It is precisely the magnificent finds that give the opportunity to speculate that “Perperikon” was the century-old goddess of Dionysus, which was sought after in the antiquity. On a special altar there was a wine-fire ritual, and according to the height of the flames, the power of the prophecy was judged. Read more…

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