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Archaeologists Mull Displaying St. John Relics in Sofia

The relics of St. John the Baptist, which were found in July near the Bulgarian Black Sea town of Sozopol, might be lying in state in Sofia on November 21.

Society » Archaeology | September 26, 2010, Sunday // 14:09 | Viewed: 2783

Bulgarian Archaeologists Unearth 7000-Year-Old Village

A prehistoric home dated back 7000 years has been uncovered by a team of Bulgarian archaeologists at Telish in the central northern District of Pleven.

Society » Archaeology | September 25, 2010, Saturday // 16:04 | Viewed: 7456

Bulgarian Archaeologists Find 2300-Year-Old Coffin

Bulgarian archaeologists have uncovered two ancient graves during excavations in the Necropolis of Mesambria in the Black Sea town of Nessebar.

Society » Archaeology | September 24, 2010, Friday // 19:31 | Viewed: 4406

Bulgarian Archaeologists Unearth Ancient Roman Highway, Fortress

A team of archaeologists from the Bulgarian National History Museum has uncovered a highway dating back to the zenith of the Roman Empire.

Society » Archaeology | September 20, 2010, Monday // 18:29 | Viewed: 7936

Bulgarian History Museum Reveals Early Christian Tombs

The Bulgarian Culture Minister Vezhdi Rashidov has stated that the early Christian tombs from the necropolis of the ancient Roman city of Serdica, which is today's Sofia, are a new tourist attraction.

Society » Archaeology | September 16, 2010, Thursday // 14:02 | Viewed: 2472

Bulgarian Archaeologists Unearth Ancient Artifact in Nessebar

Bulgarian archaeologists have found a bronze hydria in a tomb dating back to 4th century BC during excavations in the Necropolis of Mesembria in the Black Sea city of Nessebar.

Society » Archaeology | September 9, 2010, Thursday // 16:35 | Viewed: 14104

Top Bulgarian Archaeologist Stumbles Upon 2 Ancient Thrace Tombs

Bulgarian archaeologist Nikolay Ovcharov has discovered two tombs of Ancient Thracian rulers near the famous rock city and sanctuary of Perperikon.

Society » Archaeology | September 1, 2010, Wednesday // 17:29 | Viewed: 6271

Locals Back Bulgarian Diaspora Minister in St. John Issue

Local authorities from Bulgaria’s southern Black Sea coast united in defense of the Minister without Portfolio for Bulgarians Abroad, Bozhidar Dimitorv, regarding the issue with the recently discovered of the relics of St. John the Baptist.

Society » Archaeology | August 30, 2010, Monday // 14:41 | Viewed: 1681

Bulgarian Archeologists Uncover Trojan War Burial Sites

A burial site with three funeral mounds is researched by Bulgarian archeologists near the southern city of Yambol.

Society » Archaeology | August 26, 2010, Thursday // 10:18 | Viewed: 3372

Bulgaria Govt Case for John the Baptist Relics Dealt Heavy Blow

A German historian has denied his comments on the relics recently unearthed in Bulgaria and purported to be John the Baptist, were made on behalf of the Vatican, discrediting the euphoric government.

Society » Archaeology | August 25, 2010, Wednesday // 14:19 | Viewed: 2966

UK Expert on Bulgaria's John the Baptist Relicts: Saints Don't Have DNA Profiles

The relics, recently unearthed off Sozopol on Bulgaria's southern coast and purported to be John the Baptist, had been acquired by the island's early monastic settlers in the genuine belief they were holy, a British expert said.

Society » Archaeology | August 25, 2010, Wednesday // 13:43 | Viewed: 3255

Greek Archaeologists Claim They Discovered Odysseus' Palace

Greek archaeologists have claimed they have found the palace of Odysseus during excavations on the Ithaca island in the Ionian Sea.

Society » Archaeology | August 24, 2010, Tuesday // 16:24 | Viewed: 17825

Bulgaria FinMin: John the Baptist Relics Genuine, Vatican Says So

Bulgaria’s finance minister has expressed confidence the relics, recently unearthed near the coastal town of Sozopol and purported to be John the Baptist, are authentic, apparently looking to the discovery for salvation of a financial sort.

Society » Archaeology | August 22, 2010, Sunday // 11:40 | Viewed: 3763

St. John the Baptist Relics in Bulgaria 'Genuine, Rivals of Qumran Manuscripts'

The Greek inscription on the tiny sandstone box is a very strong proof that the relics of John the Baptist are genuine, this is key clue to their origin, excavation leader Professor Kazimir Popkonstantinov said in an exclusive interview for

Society » Archaeology | August 20, 2010, Friday // 16:00 | Viewed: 7097

World Scuba Diving Champ Fascinated by Bulgarian Sea Artifacts

The world Scuba Diving Champion, Pascal Bernabe, is searching for remnants of sunken ships in Black Sea waters near the Bulgarian coastal town of Sozopol, the TV channel bTV reports Tuesday.

Society » Archaeology | August 17, 2010, Tuesday // 20:14 | Viewed: 4676

Top Archeologist: Treasure Hunting Is Unavoidable in Bulgaria

Prominent archeologist, Prof. Nikolay Ovcharov, says archeologists and treasure hunters in Bulgaria will always exist together, doing parallel work.

Society » Archaeology | August 17, 2010, Tuesday // 15:08 | Viewed: 2878

Bulgaria Restores Balkans' Top Monastery Complex

Bulgaria will finally be able to restore one of the largest monastery complexes on the Balkans - the medieval "St.

Society » Archaeology | August 16, 2010, Monday // 09:41 | Viewed: 1544

Bulgaria Gets Long-Distance Relics Authenticity Boost from Vatican

An expert from the Vatican has confirmed that the relics recently found in Bulgaria's Sozopol do belong to St. John the Baptist in spite of not having seen them.

Society » Archaeology | August 15, 2010, Sunday // 08:36 | Viewed: 1571

Bulgaria Transfers Relics of St. John to Special Reliquary

Bulgaria's top recent archaeology find, the alleged relics of St. John the Baptist, has been transferred to a silver and gold reliquary.

Society » Archaeology | August 14, 2010, Saturday // 11:31 | Viewed: 7732

Prosecutor: Bulgarian Archaeologists Work for Treasure Hunters

Prosecutor Nikolay Solarov has alleged that "famous Bulgarian archaeologists" are aiding treasure-hunters and traffickers in antiques.

Society » Archaeology | August 12, 2010, Thursday // 18:00 | Viewed: 1757

Die Presse: Bulgarian Minister Spoils Archaeology Discovery

The "unscientific belligerence" of Bulgaria's Diaspora Minister Bozhidar Dimitrov has affected negatively the recent discovery of alleged relics of St John the Baptist, according the Austrian paper Die Presse.

Society » Archaeology | August 12, 2010, Thursday // 15:49 | Viewed: 1904
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