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02-22-2006, 04:58 PM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile13488/The-Madara-Rider.htm>The Madara Rider</a></b><br><br>The Madara Rider is a large rock relief carved on the Madara Plateau east of Shumen in northeastern Bulgaria. The relief depicts a majestic horseman 23 m above ground level in an almost vertical 100-metre-high cliff. The horseman is thrusting a spear into a lion lying at his horse's feet. A dog runs after the horseman.<br />
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The monument is usually attributed to the ancient Bulgars, a nomadic tribe of warriors which settled in northeastern Bulgaria at the end of the 7th century and after merging with the local Slavs gave origin to the modern Bulgarians.<br />
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The monument is dated back to 710 and has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1979.<br />
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http://www.worldheritagesite.org/pics/w43.jpg<br><br><img src=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/080505/230401river.jpg>

04-09-2006, 03:07 AM
The Madara Horseman