IXth Century Monastery Remains Unearthed in Bulgaria

Society | August 27, 2005, Saturday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 0
IXth Century Monastery Remains Unearthed in Bulgaria Well-preserved monastery vault arches dated back to the IXth century were found during excavation works in the Karaach Tepe area near Varna. Photo by BNT

Well-preserved monastery vault arches dated back to the IXth century were found during excavation works in the Karaach Tepe area near Varna.

The arches are the only ones that have remained from the monastery constructions of the Middle Ages, experts claim. The new findings prove that in the early stages of the Middle Ages the Bulgarians were able to compete the Byzantines in that kind of construction works.

Archaeologists say that the monastery in Karaach Tepe is the biggest spiritual center North eastern Bulgaria. For nearly 3 century it has witnessed the translation of many clerical books. The 40 hasps and the seals discovered have proved that.

The scientists believe that some of the students of the brothers Cyrill and Methodius might have worked in that monastery.
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