Bereketska mound

Bereketska mound is the largest prehistoric settlement in Europe. It is 17.5 meters high and has a diameter at its base of 250 meters. Around the mound in a distance of 300 to 600 meters there is a cultural layer with a thickness of 1 to 3 m. It belongs to the satellite settlements of Neolithic and Copper Age (VI –V millennium BC). The prehistoric settlement arose on the right bank of Bereket River at the foot of Sarnena gora mountain. The first inhabitants of this village came to this place in the early Neolithic period (the end of VII and the beginning of VI millennium BC). Life here with few interruptions lasted until the Middle Ages (XII-XIV century).

In 1970-71, 150 m eastward of the mound there was explored a necropolis from the Early Bronze Age (III millennium BC. There were found 78 graves with a wealth of inventory: pottery, stone mortars with red ocher, jewellery, copper dagger, copper gads and other objects. The dead were laid in a bent position - "Hocker" or on back. So far it is the only one flat necropolis from the Early Bronze Age in Europe that has been studied.

 

 

Bereketska mound
Bereketska mound
Bereketska mound

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