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icymist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-11 11:18 PM
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Bulgarian archaeologist claims he found the ancient Temple of Dionysus
A Bulgarian archaeologist has presented new finds from the Ancient Thracian and medieval fortress of Perperikon proving the existence of an Antiquity period sanctuary that he believes could be the ancient Temple of Dionysus.

The marble reliefs of the Thracian Horseman that we have found during excavations there prove that there was a sanctuary at Perperikon, Novinite.com quoted Prof. Nikolay Ovcharov as saying at a news conference.

The Thracian Horseman is the conventional term for a recurring motif from the iconography of Paleo-Balkanic mythology during the Roman era, believed to have been supreme deity of Ancient Thrace; he is usually depicted on funeral statues as a horseman slaying a beast with a spear.

http://www.dnaindia.com/scitech/report_bulgarian-archae...
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