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Fortress Urdoviza - Kiten

Author: М. Иванова, 2.2 km From Kiten.    
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    35km from Sozopol, next to the resort town of Kiten are remnants of the fortress Urdoviza. Root of the name comes from ancient Thrace, which gives reason to suppose that these are remnants of an ancient Thracian settlement. Confirmation of these allegations are found artifacts of stone anchors from the Bronze Age pottery, fragments of Roman vessels. End Kiten found the remains of a tombstone - a Greek inscription from the V century BC. The oldest artifacts found in the southern Gulf of Kiten. They date from 2500-1500 BC In the late 19th century the castle was still preserved, according to archaeologists the wall was about "100 paces". Next to the castle wall and found the remains of a basilica church and the remains of pots carved in skala.Spored legend, Zeus had an affair with a married mortal. In this connection his three daughters were born - Siza, Agatha and third Visa. One day Zeus became angry and drove his daughters, each based on a settlement. Siza - Sozopol, Agatha - Ahtopol and Visa - based Urdoviza. It is unclear when the fortress wall was built, but not earlier than the XII century.

     There is a tradition of the inhabitants of Kiten that Mary - the ruler of the castle was one side of which fact is obyasnava name Urdoviza-Greek "munoviza" - ednogarda. Sultan has asked to marry the ruler and thus won the fortress. But the condition of Mary Sultana was exempt it from taxes and to give her in return as many villages as you can around a horse that goes from Urdoviza from sunrise to sunset. Maria decided to outwit Sultana as applied to various places in the Strandja nice horses. The last horse who had died early and the walls of the fortress Urdoviza. This is called the northern Gulf Atliman - bay horse.

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нели тодорова, 12.03.2013

хубаво е човек да научи нещо ново

Алекс Петров, 05.10.2015

Прекрасно провели время в гостинице Глобус во время отдыха. Ездил сюда отдыхать всей семьей. нас оперативно заселили в шикарный номер со всеми удобствами. персона и кухня были на высоте. О гостинице Глобус узнали по ссылке:http://www.travel.ru/hotel/russia/yoshkar-ola/hostel_globus/#38. Очень довольны отдыхом!!!

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