Roman town found in Bulgaria

Published on June 18th, 2010 | by Admin

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A Roman town has been found in Sofia, Bulgaria, including a Roman palace, baths and burial sites, as well as a 13th century church. [Thx Frank!]

Archaeologists believe the site – which formed the intersection of the two major streets of the ancient Roman town Ulpia Sedica – could prove even more extensive, with at least two more Roman palaces waiting to be uncovered.

Debate has raged for years over the fate of the site as the excavations notably proved a major headache for plans to extend the Sofia underground, with a major station situated right below the historical site.

But the authorities finally opted to preserve the remains where they were.

The total cost of the ambitious project, which will entail a complete reconstruction of central Sofia and is scheduled to be finished in 2011/2012, is an estimated $12m.

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