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Thracian temple found in Bulgaria

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A Thracian temple and a sanctuary dedicated to Zeus and Hera has been found in central Bulgaria.

The earliest use of the site is estimated to date from the early Iron Age, about the eighth to sixth centuries BCE.

The sanctuary of Zeus and Hera is believed to have been destroyed in the fifth century CE to enable Christians to build a nearby small single-nave church.

Other discoveries at the site included coins from the era of kings Philip II and Alexander the Great and from the late Roman republic, as well as about 1000 fragments of ceramic vessels used for offerings in the sanctuary, Dimitrov told local news agency Focus.

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Story: The Sofia Globe | Photo: The Sofia Globe

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