Fantastic discovery of archeologist of Ras Muzeum on one of the hills of Pešter. Foundations of three buildings square shaped described by perfectly circular walls are clearly seen in the images from satellites. Fire caused by lightening on a nameless hill of Pešter, in the middle of nowhere where even sheep are not grazed, recently burned up juniper bushes and discovered foundations of unusual buildings, probably old Slavic temple. Archeologists from Ras Muzeum in Novi Pazar have discovered this unique site in late October, exploring the mysterious Serbian mounds from period before Nemanjić dynasty.
On the basis of preliminary excavations during which the remains of a typical Old Slavic ceramics have been found, it is assumed that this is a cult place of polytheistic religion whose main deity was Svetovid. The findings indicate that it was still active in the 9th and 10 century, before Nemanjić dynasty, when a large part of the Serbs have been already baptized. Archaeologists say there is no hint when the temple was build whose contours are clearly visible in the images from satellites! Via (Source)
Museum research team, composed of Svetlana Čeković, Nadžib Kočan and Vladan Vidosavljević, immediately set out to explore the environment and discover the foundations of three identical buildings. Archeologist were totally confused by the discovery, because this kind of building hasn’t been recorded anywhere!
Numerous questions appeared. What was the purpose of this complex? What is the symbolism of squares in circles? To which point led the hallways from them? Who and when built this cult place in the wasteland of „Serbian Tibet”?
The treasury of toponyms
Stari Ras, especially Pešter plateau, are true treasures of toponyms associated with pre-Christian Slavic cults, say scientists. Scientists believe that very common names of hills resemble Slavs, such as: Trebište, Trebežići, Trebiće, Potreb, which have meaning of a place where people put their offerings (serbian: treba) to gods, and on the Dobri Dub (serbian word dub is in polish dąb), Dubovo and similar places, probably were sacred oak forests.