The most misterious, most attractive and the most unknown parts of the Istrian historical heritage are not hidden in the Pula Arena, nor the Poreč Euphrasiana, nor the Mummies of Vodnjan, nor the Pazin Chasm. The first thing that would grab the attention of the National Geographic reporters in Istria would be a complex of building establishments from the Bronze and Iron Ages, in the direct vicinity of Poreč.
THE MOST ANCIENT HISTORY
Around the not so big Valkarine Field, and in the direct vicinity of Poreč, the view is enriched by ten almost identical-looking hills. The tallest among them is barely a hundred meters high. All of those hills have one thing in common: their tops have been flattened, which even from a distance speaks of a place of prehistoric existence of establishments, ie., fort-like buildings. This part of Poreč area used to be a center for rich and developed pre-Antic civilisations.
STONEHENGE OR THE OLDEST KAŽUN?
A climb to the top of the Little Holy Angel Hill is in fact a passage through the remains of several concentric circles of walls. Piled up – and also thrown about – near the top there are several very large treated stone blocks, and the very center of the flattened plateau is made up of a circular construction of stone megalytes, each weighing between 2-3 tons. They are uneven in size and are placed at distances from one another, but there is no doubt that they are forming a perfect circle, intentionally organized in this way, and extremely similar to the stone circles in England, Scotland, Ireland, and Western parts of France. This “Istrian Stonehenge”, as we have called it according to our first impression of it, or “tholos” as it is called by archaeologists and historians, is the most ancient and best preserved cultic place of pre-Antic peoples in the area of Istria.
Some fifteen years ago, a Slovene alternative scientist Marko Pogačnik published an interesting study about the “Dragon’s Grooves” in Istria. They are the directions of the spread of Earth’s energetic meridians, and the section points of these “grooves” are thought to be strong source of the Earth’s positive energy. These energy relations, notes Pogačnik, have also been recognized by the most ancient of civilisations, and they organized life according to the Dragon’s Grooves and their section points: the most important buildings, usually cultic places, were erected precisely in these section points, ie. energetic sources, and the spread of the Dragon’s Grooves was followed by human interventions in space. Motovun, according to this system developed by Pogačnik, is the most powerful source of positive energy in Istria, because three Dragon’s Grooves are intersecting in that place. One of the Grooves, leading from Motovuna to the West, is passing straight through the center of the tolos on the Little Holy Angel Hill. The second Dragon’s Groove is passing somewhat parallel to the West coast of Istria, and it connects the great stone megalyte on the seashore down from Strunjana to another stone tolos which is situated on Cape Kamenjak, and precisely in the middle of this distance there is, again, the tolos on Little Holy Angel.
The mentioned meridians are emitting positive, lifegiving energy of the Earth through that area, and in places where these “Grooves” intersect, as is the case in Motovun, powerful sources of positive energy are created, “breathing openings” of planet Earth. Such energetic charges have a very soothing and calming influence on people, increasing their concentration and spirituality, bringing rest and refreshment, and they are very good for meditation, as well as developing creativity and tolerance.