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Ancient necropolis unearthed in Bulgaria

An ancient necropolis containing six family tombs and 20 pit burials has been found in Bulgaria. The family tombs appear to have been damaged during construction work in the 1950s and 1960s. Yulian Meshekov, leader of the archaeological excavations, said that the tombs were cut practically at foundation level, with little of

3rd-century A.D. walls uncovered in Bulgaria

Ancient walls thought to date back to the 3rd century A.D. have been unearthed in the Roman city of Odessos in Bulgaria. Part of the walls of a building estimated to date to the Roman era around the third century CE have been found during construction of a residential building in

Coins and baths found at Roman barracks in Bulgaria

Archaeologists working at Roman barracks in Bulgaria have uncovered a treasure of silver coins and baths. "The result of excavations proved quite amazing. We uncovered well-preserved floor made of hydraulic mortar - having the sealing properties. It originally covered the entire surface of one large room in the barracks. The use

Roman fortress wall found in Bulgaria

A section of ancient Roman fortress wall has been found on the Danube River in northeastern Bulgaria. A previously unknown section of the Late Antiquity fortress wall of the Ancient Roman city of Sexaginta Prista has been discovered in the Danube city of Ruse in Northeast Bulgaria. The discovery is important because

Silver jewelry cache found in Bulgaria

A cache of silver jewelry dating back to the 17th century has been unearthed in northwest Bulgaria. It notes that the silver treasure consisting of nearly a dozen female adornments dates back to the second half of the 17th century, and is very likely to have been hidden during the Chiprovtsi

Medieval reliquary found in Bulgaria

A medieval reliquary and a piece of a bronze cross have been found at the ruins of a monastery in Bulgaria. The reliquary probably contained relics of a Christian saint during the Middle Ages but has been found empty. The other artifact is part of the arm of a large decorated bronze

Thracian burial mound undergoes excavation

Three Late Roman graves has been found beneath a 20-foot-tall burial mound in the Valley of Thracian Kings in Bulgaria. Inside two of the three Late Roman graves, Dimitrova and Parvin found preserved human bones while the third grave contained cremated human remains. All three newly found graves were technically discovered in

Thracian necropolis excavated in Bulgaria

A 3,000-year-old necropolis is undergoing excavation after being discovered along the route of the Bulgaria-Servia Gas Interconnector in Western Bulgaria. The newly discovered Ancient Thracian necropolis dates back to 1400-1000 BC, lead archaeologist Assist. Prof. Dr. Borislav Borislavov from the National Institute and Museum of Archaeology of the Bulgarian Academy of