Sites & cities that bear the name of Perperikon


Today in : Bulgaria
First trace of activity : ca. 5,000 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 17th century C.E
Recorded names : Pergamon?, Hyperperakion, Perperakion, Περπερικόν, Perpericum, Перперикон, Djin Tepesi

Description : The ancient Thracian city of Perperikon (also Perpericum; Bulgarian: Перперикон, Greek: Περπερικόν) is located in the Eastern Rhodopes, 15 km northeast of the present-day town of on a 470 m high rocky hill, which is thought to have been a sacred place. The village of Gorna krepost ("Upper Fortress") is located at the foot of the hill and the gold-bearing Perpereshka River flows nearby. Perperikon is the largest megalith ensemble site in the Balkans.

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