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Situated 18 km West from Varna the Stone Forest is one of the most beautiful natural phenomena in Bulgaria.
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Scholars have long been fascinated by Pobitti Kammuni (stacked stones), despite the fact that numerous theories and hypotheses have failed to provide a satisfactory explanation for how it all happened.
The fossil forest was first described by Russian archeologist and historian Victor Teplyakov, who was a war correspondent during the 1829 Russo-Turkish War.
The stone pillars rising straight out of the ground were a natural phenomenon, according to Englishman William Hamilton in 1854.
After a while, another Englishman, geologist T. Sprat, confirmed that the stone pillars were a geological formation caused by the work of air temperatures, winds, humidity, and sands. Since then, scientists have debated whether these natural processes are inorganic or organic. According to popular belief, 50 million years ago, there was a vast sea whose waves washed the Alps’ foothills.
When the waters receded, the deposits were exposed to erosion; rains washed away the loose earth, while the solid parts, which the winds rounded over millennia, remained upright giant desert stalactites that can still be seen today. Some scientists advocate for an organic origin. It was a real forest millions of years ago, but the giant-sized species are unknown.
One scientist may argue, while another observes and photographs the unique landscape.