Medieval Tavern Ruins Unearthed Near Bulgaria's Turgovishte

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Bulgaria: Medieval Tavern Ruins Unearthed Near Bulgaria's Turgovishte Photo: BGNES

Bulgarian archaeologist Nikolai Ovcharov and his team unearthed the ruins of a medieval tavern in the town of Misioni, near the town of Turgovishte in north eastern Bulgaria.

At a news conference Ovcharov said that the archaeological dig found the remains of 10 tall and seemingly affluent buildings and the area was called Boyarski residences. 

The Boyari were the hereditary aristocrats in medieval Bulgaria. 

In one of the ruins the archaeologists found more than 100 glass cups, which were most likely used for drinking wine, which makes the experts believe this building was a tavern. Besides the glasses, the team found another vessel for mixing the wine with water. 

According to Ovcharov, Misioni was an affluent town in the late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages, which controlled trade in what is today north eastern Bulgaria, but was abandoned in the VII c. A.D.

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