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The Pyramids of Șona

Sona

These hills are known as the Pyramids of Șona. They appear to be Tumuls, or burial mounds, though geologists say that they may be natural. Locals call them Guruieţi.

Photo: © Emil Maga, http://emilmaga.wordpress.com/2010/06/06/piramidele-de-la-sona/

Sona







The Director of the History Museum at Brasov, Radu Stefanescu, has heard stories about the Pyramids of Sona. But he has said that so far there has been no prospecting in the area, in order to find out what they really are.

'It is possible to do the research when we have the means. It's hard to say at this point if they were constructed. Perhaps they are a natural form of relief.' concluded the expert.

Photo: http://romaniamegalitica.blogspot.com.au/2011/02/necropola-tumulara-la-sona-jud-brasov.html
Text: adapted from http://dezvatatorul.blogspot.com/2011/02/piramidele-si-necropola-tumulara-de-la.html


Sona Sona



(left) Google Earth image of the Pyramids of Sona.

(right) These are similar Tumuls near Urzicutza.

Photo: Google Earth, adapted by Adrian Gheorghe


Sona Sona



Note that in the left hand photograph, taken in the morning of a day late in September, the sunlight is coming from the South East, so that the shadow of the hills are to the upper left of each mound.

(left) Photo: Google Earth, adapted by Adrian Gheorghe
(right) Photo: © Andi Percescu, via Panoramio




Sona

One of the most popular legends says that once, some giants came from the Fagaras mountains and crossed the Olt. Because their shoes were filled with mud, when they reached the place where the pyramids are, and emptied their shoes, the mud formed these hills.

Photo: © Ioana Brasov, via Panoramio
Text: Adapted from http://adevarul2012.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/piramidele-antice.html





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