The summer rays of the August sun were breaking through the flat sea horizon. The town sleeping on the shores of the bay was waking up with the cheerful squawks of the seagulls. I was standing quietly on the coast, watching the sunrise. The sun was bringing the dawn, while in the distance there were fishing boats floating on the sea surface. "The Water Remembers" crossed my mind as an echo of the ringing voices of sea sirens. I listened to the waves gently crashing into the seashore. Their song was like a quiet whisper floating over the golden sandy beach, telling a story - the legend of "The Black Sea Atlantis."
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I woke up as the plane began its slow descent to the small airport located on the outskirts of the sea town. The outlines of Varna began to appear just like lines on a drawing board. The flight from London took about 3 hours, just enough to completely let go of work and the crowded city.
majestic horseman cut into the rock was rising in a parade pose at 23 meters height. More than 13 centuries after the stonecutter master had left his mark on the rock, the picture, measuring 2.6m to 3.1m, was astonishing, giving life to the legends unveiling the meaning of the figures of a horse, a dog, a lion and an eagle carved into the stone. Time had spared the three inscriptions which were added to the image.
Climbing the cliffs lasted about half an hour.
The ancients had felt the allure of the land and had settled on the northern shores of the Black Sea at the dawn of time. It is there in the area of Varna Lake where at the end of the twentieth century the oldest gold treasure in the world was discovered.
analogue in the world. The scientists' theories suggest that the area had been part of the bottom of an ancient sea 50 million years ago. The water that had withdrawn in combination with the erosion processes, which lasted 10 million years, had formed the fabulous forms. The impressive sculptures have been attracting attention since ancient times, giving birth to many legends, one of which tells the following:
“Once the sea was reaching the place with the stones. It belonged to the Titans who were obeying only to the sea god. There was a small village nearby and a young man who lived there. One day the god appeared before him and revealed his name. So the young man became the guardian of this secret. The god gave him eternal life, but if the young man was to reveal the secret, he would once again become a mortal with Death coming for him.
They decided to give her to the boy but not before he revealed his secret to them - they wanted to know the name of the sea god. The young man wondered how to do it. He had given a vow to keep the secret, but he loved the girl too. He asked for one day for reflection. Before dawn, the Titans and the young man met on the seashore. The boy asked the Titans to stand in the places he pointed out to them. He began to order the Titans, and finally said, "I wrote the name of God by ordering you on the sand."
The god was looking at them and got angry with the Titans because of their audacity. At first sunlight, he turned them into stones. The young man walked along the shore to seek his beloved. As they embraced each other a healing spring sprang under their feet.”
This is the legend of the healing water being gifted by the sea god to the people.
After careful examination, some of the carnelian beads have been found to have carved holes in which gold cylinders with measures 2mm x 2mm x 2mm have been embedded. The team of mineral scientists found that on the outside of the beads were put up to 32 veneers. In comparison, during the Roman era, which is almost 4 millennia later, the Roman masters have reached 8 veneers on similar stones.
The researcher, Hristo Smolenov, has made another discovery related to the golden artefacts. His careful study of the objects reveals that they embody a unique synergy of proportions and mathematical ratios. The analysis of the two figures of golden bulls showed that they have encoded the number 1.618, which will later become known as the "golden ratio" and will become part of the famous Fibonacci sequence. The golden plate with measures in proportion 3:4, conveys the knowledge of the angles and the Pythagorean triangle 40 centuries before the time of the great mathematician.
The two golden bulls and artefacts from the Varna treasure
earthquake, the salt waters of the Mediterranean broke through the Bosphorus and burst into the freshwater lake, dramatically increasing the water level and flooding the shores. This brought an ecological collapse that resulted in the death of the freshwater flora and fauna. A proof of this is a deep-water hydrogen-sulphide layer, which still exists today.
Profound gratitude filled my heart when I remembered that this is my hometown…
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