Megaliths of Beglik Tash
This excursion is included in the programs of the following field schools and it is covered by the admission fee:
- Underwater Archaeology in the Black Sea
- Apollonia Pontica Excavation Project
- Workshop for Conservation of Ancient Greek Pottery
Begliktash is a megalithic natural and historical site. The small-scale archaeological excavations discovered Iron Age pottery and stone walls and proved that it was inhabited in 6-4 c. BC. It is situated on Maslen Nos cape on the Southern Bulgarian Coast. In the vicinity of the fascinating rock formation numerous archaeological sites have been discovered: ruins of dwellings, dolmens (megalithic graves), and mounds. The earliest site in the region is an Early Bronze Age settlement submerged in the bay of the Ropotamo River’s outflow. Three fortresses were erected in the rock’s vicinity, showing the strategic importance of the cape.
According to some archaeologists who have explored the area, Begliktash was an important Thracian religious center during the Iron Age; however, due to the lack of archaeological excavations, these theories could not be proved. Although the area has been of high archaeological interest for more than a century and many field surveys have been conducted, it is considered a white spot on the archaeological map of Bulgaria. In the last few years, the site has become a tourist destination.
The tour/price includes:
- An English speaking guide & travel assistant;
- Round trip transportation
- All expenses of the guide & travel assistant and the driver
- Travel insurance
- Sightseeing tour of the Megalith site
- Lecture about the History of Beglik Tash