The sharapanas, Nochevo village
The sharapanas, Nochevo village The sharapanas are located in the described above area under the rock niches. There are two well preserved sharapans standing 200m away from each other. One is within the boundary sur-rounding the newly planted pine trees. Both basins are preserved and connected with a groove. The one located higher is rectangular with rounded edges and depth of around 20sm. The lower is hemis-pheric with depth of 65sm and diameter of 0.8m. The presence of two grooves on the lower basin speaks of the presence of a next level basin. The second sharapana is out of the boundary on the path coming from the village. One part is preserved, but the groove reveals the place of the second basin. It was cut out from a single piece of rock with round shape and diameter of 180sm. The depth is 30sm cut short towards the bottom. It is believed that the purpose of the sharapans was for wine production, but many authors assume that in certain periods of time they were used as sacrificial stones.
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