Dolmens, Chernichevo village
Dolmens, Chernichevo village A necropolis of seven dolmens is located in Chernichevo village. A dolmen is a Stone Age tomb with two upright stones and one over them. The dolmens are monuments with national significance. The necropolis is situated 6.5km east of the village in “Hambar dere” quarter and on the left side of the bridge to Gugutka village. The place under the sheepfold is called Chukurski uren and the hill – Tzarkvishteto. On a wide lawn above the sheepfold passes a scarcely noticeable cart road ending in thick oak forest. In the forest could be seen many standing up big and small stone slabs. Three are the well preserved dolmens. They were constructed with 4 or 6 vertically placed stone slabs. The entrances are small lateral apertures in the shorter side and fac-ing south. Nearby could be seen traces of 3 semi-destroyed dolmens. No mounds were found. Oval stones are arranged in the western end of the lawn. A platform with sizes 12m/6m is connected with the necropolis. Probably at that place funeral rituals were performed. The dolmens are dated back to end of 2nd – beginning of 1st millennium B.C. In the ne-cropolis area were discovered fragments of Thracian pottery and in the vicinity a collective find of bronze coins from Maronea (4th century B.C.). Note: The place is interesting but hard to find. The best is to take a guide from the local people.
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