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The burial place of Bastet

It is believed, although nmot proven yet, that at this place in Strandja Mountain has been buried the Thracian Goddess Bastet who had a body of a woman and a head of a cat and spent the greater part of her life in Egypt.

It all started back in 1981 when a tresure hunter found a map with unknown symbols, which has been drawn on a piece of skin. With its help, and the help of professionals from different fields the place has been uncovered.

However, everybody, who took part on the expedition which goal was to find the cave where the goddess has been buried, and to break into it, has been struck by an ominous fate.

Since then, nobody ever threatened to enter the cave.

Regardless if it is mysticism or reality, the place is worth visiting not only because of the presumptive existence of the Bastet's grave, but because of the nearby located Mishkova Niva in near promximity of which you can visit one of the most interesting domed tombs in Strandja.

And if we are to add the beatiful and magical Strandja mountain, the experience is definitely worth it!

 

Hisarya

Hisarya (Hissar) is a small spa resort, located in the Plovdiv province. It boasts a thousand years old history. It used to be a Thracian, and later a blooming city in the Roman Empire, and has been known as Augusta,Diocletianopolis (after emperor Diocletian), Topliza.

The city has 22 mineral springs, which is used by the several spa hotels here as well as for drinking.

It features the longest Roman fortress wall in Europe, which is 2,327m long.

Many other well preserved Roam ruins can be seen here as the Roman baths-"termi" (extremely well preserved), the Roman Amphitheatre, public buildings from the Roman times which are scaterred throughout the town. Another major point of interest here is the originally preserved Roman tomb, which is open to visitors as well.

Several kilometers away from Hisarya is the village of Starosel, which became well known for the Thracian tomb, uncovered here and also open to visitors.

Hisarya offers a unique opportunity to combine relaxation and mineral water spa tretments with cultural tourism.