French Archaeologists Help Bulgarian Colleagues in Sozopol

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French archaeologists arrived in Bulgaria to work jointly with local counterparts on fresh discoveries in Sozopol on the Black Sea, site of the ancient town of Apollonia.

Tzonya Drazheva and Dimitar Nedev, main archaeologists of the Bulgarian team in Sozopol say they have found a burial complex from the Middle Ages at the site with many people buried in there.

The Christian necropolis had many items, such as jewelry and coins, preserved. The people are believed to have died from some epidemic.

Some time ago Bulgarian historian Bozhidar Dimitrov speculated that this is the site of the medieval St. Nicholas.

Near the site, an ancient harbor street has been uncovered, along with a customs office and trading point.

A number of findings dating back to the senturies following after Apollonia's founding in 7 c BC.

The team of Bulgarian archaeologists have invited their French counterparts, experts in old ceramics, to examine the area.

Tzonya Drazheva said that the complex promises a lot of other findings in store to be discovered.

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