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Wine stone "sharapan Tash" - Haskovo

Author: М. Иванова, 2 km From Mineralni Bani, Haskovo.    , Адрес: Haskovo, Минерални бани, GPS coordinates: N 41.9513199    E 25.3482055
Wine stone "sharapan Tash" - Haskovo, Picture

   Wine stone "sharapan tash" or so-called sharapan rock grooves are built by human hands around 2600-2800 years. Such sharapan were found near the Kara and Garvak Kaya, 2 km. of Haskovo Mineral Baths. There is archaeological evidence for dating the finds around VIII-VI century BC. These are sharapan artificially carved indentations in the rocks with a diameter of 50-180 cm and 20-70 cm depth each one of them is composed of two different sizes baseyncheta, the floor of which is oblique and indoor and outdoor duct. Root of the word "sharapan" comes from Turkish "sharapan" which translates to wine. It is believed that Sharapanite are invariably associated with the worship of the god Dionysus.

  There are other monuments in the area of ​​a similar nature but with different sizes and shapes. There are two theories about the purpose of these facilities. According to one they have wineries, where the crushed grapes to make wine, according to the second theory, these facilities were used in mining, water for irrigation of mined ore. According to many authors Sharapanite supplemented with megalithic monuments of the first millennium BC and were used for a long time.

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