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Durankolak - Dobruja Troy

The Durankulak settlement approximately 7000 BC

It is located on the Big Island and is a settlement that arose at the dawn of human civilization. The British newspaper Daily Mail calls it the Dobruja Troy.

The people who lived in this place were not only excellent builders, but also made jewelry from native gold and copper, and traded with distant lands.

Excavations, which began in 1970 and continue to this day, reveal that the settlement was established by the continent's first settled agricultural population, during the late Neolithic (about 7,500 years ago). The stone city, apparently built according to a pre-prepared plan, has remains of clearly distinguished: a cult complex with a beautifully painted two-storied temple, with the area of a tennis court and adjacent buildings; administrative complex with palace buildings; southern and southwestern rich neighborhoods and neighborhoods for the rest of the population. Its infrastructure is correct, there are piers and retaining walls. And all this in the era for which the average Bulgarian knows that primitive people lived in caves. The building achievements of the ancient people make the site remarkable.

Two other ancient civilizations, left in history with their monumental stone buildings, are the Egyptian and the Sumerian. They began their development at least 2000 years later. And it is a known fact that from the First to the Third Dynasty, the rulers of Egypt were not of African origin, but of the European race - with light skin and hair. Aren't they descendants of the Durankulasha ruler-engineers? Science has yet to decide on this hypothesis.

An incredible complex from 75 centuries ago was discovered in Bulgaria! The Palaeolithic settlement is among the top finds for the largest-scale ancient European stone building, which spread over an area of 200 square meters (slightly larger than a tennis court). According to archaeologists, the building had two floors, which makes its area double. Do you know where this extraordinary archaeological find is located? Traces of the settlement destroyed by a strong earthquake were found in the so-called A large island in Lake Durankulash.

The news appeared on the pages of the Daily Mail newspaper, but local archaeologists believe that the actual excavations at the site, which became known as Dobrudja Troy, date back to the dawn of the 1970s. In the area, experts came across artifacts that date back to nearly 10,000 BC. Our archaeologists even have evidence of the existence of a Neolithic settlement. A large-scale building built in the Copper Age, which housed a furnace, was also discovered. They are of the opinion that it was used for nearly eight decades. A strong earthquake collapsed it to its foundations, scientists assume.

The challenges facing native archaeologists are open. It is expected to reveal the sequence of the layer arrangement as well as the life periods in one of the most intriguing buildings in the prehistory of the Old Continent.

The people who lived at that time in a place like Dobruja Troy, besides being unsurpassed builders, were also among the leaders in the smelting of precious metals. With them they made jewelry and ornaments, which they sold in distant lands and the cities of the Mediterranean.

Archaeologists also came across a site with cult objects. Their conclusions are that the remains of the building are part of a large complex built before 5,500 BC. and considered the first stone city in Europe in the period of the Hamangia–Durankulak Neolithic culture. The artefacts date from the first sedentary agrarian culture of the old continent, which is believed to be the founder of the first stone buildings in Europe. Dobruja Troy is the only fully explored city on the Balkan Peninsula from the period of the Trojan War.