The Bakara Dolmen is a megalithic monument located in the Rhodope Mountains in southern Bulgaria.
The Bakara Dolmen is a megalithic monument located in the Rhodope Mountains in southern Bulgaria. It is one of the largest dolmens in the country and is estimated to be over 4,000 years old.
The dolmen consists of four large stones arranged in a rectangular shape, with a fifth stone serving as a capstone on top. The stones are estimated to weigh several tons each and were likely transported from nearby quarries using primitive methods.
The purpose of the Bakara Dolmen is still a subject of debate among archaeologists and historians. Some believe that it was used as a tomb or burial site, while others suggest that it may have served a religious or ceremonial function.
The Bakara Dolmen is part of a larger complex of megalithic structures in the Rhodope Mountains, which includes several other dolmens and the Tatul Sanctuary, a prehistoric rock shrine. The complex is believed to have been built by the Thracian civilization, which flourished in the region from the Bronze Age to the early Iron Age.