Megaliths of Beglik Tash (Bulgaria)

Megaliths of Beglik Tash (Bulgaria)   

     

Beglik Tash is a prehistoric rock sanctuary situated on the southern Black Sea coast of Bulgaria, a few kilometers north of the city Primorsko. It was re-used by the Thracian tribes in the Iron Age. It is a natural phenomenon of huge megaliths arranged and carved by a Thracian tribe and later used for religious ceremonies. Also a part of a wider surrounding area and a natural rock formation of huge monolithic blocks of volcanic origin, and were formed of hardened magma that erupted from a volcano active during the Mesozoic era. At the end of the 19th century, the Czech-Bulgarian historian and archaeologist Karel Shkorpil produced the first scientific account of the sanctuary, which was then known as Apostol Tash. In 2002, the Bulgarian archaeologists started excavating the place under the supervision of archaeologist Tsonia Drazheva.   

The half-day trip to the Megaliths of Beglik Tash is covered by the admission fee for all participants and is available in July, 2017 as a part of the field school program in the following field school projects/courses: 

   

It envisions visits to the Archaeological park with the megalithic complex (sanctuary) of Beglik Tash and the beach nearby.

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