The Middle Mountain band of megalithic sites
The Double Pyramid of Binkos is located on the Southern side of the Central Balkan mountain range and at the most Eastern point of the Middle Mountain.
The neighbouring sites
Binkos is surrounded by many megalithic sites, many of which have not yet been visited and added to the inventory. Some are already inventorised:
- Nova Zagora
The base of the double pyramid is located at 370m elevation. The summit are at a around 480m.
The limestone blocks that form the pyramid are heavily eroded. It is a common feature for the sites that are further East and closer to the Black Sea basin.
Design of the pyramid
Compared to the the design of other double pyramids, Binkos has sharper summits. The summits are smaller and the concourse is narrower than that of the Double Pyramid of Bania.
Specific rock formations
There are no specific rock formations on the double pyramid.
The double pyramid is aligned North-South but it is Off True South by 15 degrees.
The limestone blocks form distinctive levels which are clearly visible at the summit of the pyramid.
The size of stones
The limestone blocks are relatively large. The larger single blocks are around 2m by 2m. They are stacked on top of each other.
The shape of the stones
Even though the blocks are heavily eroded they seem to have been made into a rectilinear shape.
Periods of construction
It is possible because of its large size that this double pyramid was built at the Lemurian epoch.
Type of stone
Compared to other Double Pyramids further West in the Middle Mountain region like Bania or even on the other side of the Central Balkan mountain range like Ostrets which are made with granite the Double Pyramid of Binkos is made from limestone.
Limestone is commonly found at other megalithic sites in the East of Bulgaria like Slanchevo.
Limestone does not contain quartz and there are no signs of quartz inlaid in any stone like in the Middle Mountain.