Bulgarian Archaeologists Uncover Major Roman Thermae

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A Bulgarian team of archaeologists have discovered well-preserved remains of a Roman bath in the ancient Bulgarian town of Sozopol.

The news was revealed by National Museum of History director Bozhidar Dimitrov.

"The team, led by Sozopol Archaeology Museum director Dimitar Nedev has made the discovery as part of its digs in the area in front of Sozopol's fortress walls," said the historian.

According to Dimitrov, the thermae building is 18 meters long and features an intricate water supply systems as well as numerous pools of various sizes.

"Except for Roman baths in Hissarya and Varna, this is the best-preserved Roman bath in Bulgarian lands," added he.

Dimitrov expressed satisfaction at the string of discoveries made in Sozopol, which he said will make an attractive open-air exhibit once archaeological works are completed.

Sozopol, founded by Greek colonists in the 5th century BC on what is now Bulgaria's southern Black Sea coast, is now a popular resort town.

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mitsos - 18 Feb 2013 // 19:29:32

congratulations to bulgarian archaeologists they are doing the best they can!The Roman baths in Sozopol (ΣΩΖΟΠΟΛΗΣ is the byzantine name )are really impressive , Sozopol, founded by Greek colonists around 550 bc , the first name given by the greeks was Apolonia Απολωνία !!!