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15th century frescoes found in Bulgarian monastery

Fragments of frescoes from the 15th century have been found in a Bulgarian monastery.

Eighteen fragments depicting saints were found at a depth of 1.5 metres. A depiction of Saint George was very well preserved.

The frescoes’ colours were also very well-preserved. Parchment written in Old Bulgarian had also been recovered.

The team headed by Professor Nikolai Ovcharov and Professor Hitko Vachev discovered the fresco ensemble from the first part of 15th century while they were excavating the yard of the church, built during the Middle Ages.

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Story: The Sofia Echo | Photo: Prof Nikolai Ovcharov

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