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Roman Tomb Found in Bulgaria’s Sapareva Banya Resort

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Bulgaria: Roman Tomb Found in Bulgaria’s Sapareva Banya Resort Photo by BGNES.

An entirely preserved Roman tomb was discovered in Bulgaria’s south-west resort of Sapareva Banya, the historical museum in the city of Kyustendil announced.

During the construction of a private guest house, the workers have found what turned out to be 24 graves, the oldest of which dates back to 4th century AD, Bulgarian National Radio (BNR) reported.

An intact plaque was found inside one of the walls. Most likely it was a family tomb, as the archeologists have found the remains of a man, a woman and a child, as well as the remains of cremation. It is assumed that the man was a soldier, because of his military footwear, BNR informs.

The architecture of the tomb is intact. Its construction suggests that the owner was a wealthy military of a higher rank, the team of archaeologists has explained. The excavation works involve experts from the town of Samokov.

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