Archaeologists Uncover Unique Medallion Near Bulgaria's Harmanli

Society » ARCHAEOLOGY | October 8, 2014, Wednesday // 18:50| Views: | Comments: 0
  • Send to Kindle
Bulgaria: Archaeologists Uncover Unique Medallion Near Bulgaria's Harmanli Kastra Rubra. Photo: wikimapia.org

Archaeologists have uncovered a unique for Bulgaria medallion with spiralled snake heads in an excavation at the Kastra Rubra fortress, near Harmanli, reports Dnes.bg.

The dig started a month ago and ended on October 7. The team of professor Boris Borisov found more than 170 artifacts, more than half of which are coins.

“The site is very rich,” he told journalists. “For three years we found 500 items. We have coins from the early Byzantine Empire, a clay stamp, iron belt buckles, other belt ornaments.”

According to Borissov, the early Byzantine fortress, which his team studies, is part of a huge complex, which includes two necropolises and the Kastra Rubra way station, mentioned in II c. A.D. manuscripts.

Archaeology » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Tags: Kastra Rubra, fortress, Byzantine, Empire, medallion, archaeologists
Expats.bg All Are Welcome! Join Now!
Advertisement
Advertisement
Please, log in to post a comment.
» To the forumComments (0)
Bulgaria news Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria