Medieval archbishop seals found in Bulgaria
Published on August 19th, 2011 | by Admin0
The archbishop’s seals were found in a building in Perperikon together with Byzantine coins from the time of Byzantine Emperor John I Tzimiskes (r. 969-976), Basil II the Bulgar-slayer (r. 976-1025), and Constantine VIII (1025-1028), i.e. in the late 10th and early 11th century, as well as from the second half of the 12th century.
According to the Bulgarian archaeologists from Ovcharov’s team, the newly found seals prove that a previously unknown Christian archbishopric – the Archidos Archbishopric – existed in the 10th-12th century in the Rhodope Mountains region, today’s Southern Bulgaria, and was headquartered in Perperikon (Hyperperakion).
Story: Novinite | Photo: BGNES