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Скално изсечен обект до параклис „Св. Петка“, Асеновград
Rock-Cut Object near the St. Petka Chapel in Asenovgrad

Author(s): Ivan Dukov
Subject(s): History, Archaeology, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Cultural history, Photography, Geography, Regional studies, Historical Geography, Maps / Cartography, Social history, Ancient World
Published by: Институт за балканистика с Център по тракология - Българска академия на науките
Keywords: Thracians, Bessi; sanctuary; archaeology; religion; rock-cut megalithic facility

Summary/Abstract: The subject of this study, similar to other objects included in the sacred infrastructure of the Bessi, has the characteristics of a rock-cut megalithic facility. It is located at the foot of the Rhodope Mountain, on the eastern side of the Assenitsa River, about 2.5 km north of Assen’s fortress and about 2 km north of another similar object of the sacred infrastructure of the Bessi in this region: Anathema. It has neither been studied nor published. It is a rock facility comprising several distinct enclosed spaces and connections between them, carved in one of the rocks over Asenovgrad, under one of the many chapels in the town: the St. Petka chapel.

  • Issue Year: 2019
  • Issue No: 24
  • Page Range: 328-344
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: English, Bulgarian