Medieval Thracian fortress Kurt Calais - Svilengrad
Author: ROOMS.bg , 31.3 km From Lyubimets. , Адрес: Svilengrad, с. Вълче поле, Gps coordinates: N 41.6894688 E 26.0122244
In the eastern parts of the majestic Rhodope rises the highest peak for those parts Kurt Calais, a steep peak in archeological excavations was discovered an ancient necropolis at the foot there is a cult famous Thracian tomb Mezek village in the region has several significant to our history mounds-Mal-Tepe, Rural mound, just a few kilometers Svilengrad border with Greece. Depths of these lands lie many secrets of the Thracian culture and customs, waiting to be solved, because the rich cultural and historical heritage s.Mezek was awarded the golden seal of European settlement.
Medieval Kurt Thracian fortress Kale is located three kilometers northeast of the village in the municipality Dabovets Lyubimets is located on the homonymous peak Kurt Kale at 703 meters altitude. Kurt Kalle name means - "wolf castle." The ruins we see today date from the medieval era excavations was discovered a fragment of a clay amphora ostrodanna from a number of studies made it clear that the 3-4 century BC. and suggest that the fortress had existed since earlier since antiquity. Reason for the accuracy of this assumption gives close and open the most well-preserved tomb in the village Mezek revealing incredible mastery of the Thracians in construction, excavations made so far are not sufficient, we need more in-depth studies, there are many unexplained things in detailed study of medieval necropolis can lead to important discoveries about our ancient history and should be open ancient settlement, which scientists suggest that it is located in the area. Ancient masonry wall is the stone for cement plaster is used. At a distance of ten meters from each other are parallel outer and inner walls, they surround the top of the east and south and north and northwest natural protection form high sharp rocks. Today the fortress wall in places is well preserved, but the other missing. The main entrance is made from the south to this day stands in relatively good shape, and stay part of the medieval south wall, in places up to five feet above the ground. At the foot of the castle is open to the Thracian sanctuary carved into the rock cult trapezoidal niches.
The medieval castle, infect their importance and contribution to knowledge of ancient history and culture has been declared an archaeological monument.
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