Medieval Christian churches unearthed in Bulgaria

Published on July 13th, 2011 | by Admin

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A large complex of small Christian churches dating back to the Medieval era has been unearthed in Sofia, Bulgaria during subway construction.

They have now found two more medieval churches dating back to the 14th and 16th centuries located within 70 m from one another, archaeologist Snezhana Goryanova has revealed.

The northern church is located 30 m away from the Banya Bashi mosque; it was built in the 14th century, during the period of the Second Bulgarian Empire (1185-1396), and is believed to have functioned as a temple until the middle of the 16th century, which is when the second church was built. Sofia was conquered by the Ottoman Turkish Empire in 1385 AD.

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