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Roman-era necklace found in Bulgaria

A well-preserved gold necklace has been found in an ancient shop at Heraclea Sintica in Bulgaria. A Hellenistic and later Roman city, Heraclea Sintica, about 180km south of today’s Bulgarian capital Sofia, was founded in the fourth century BCE and lasted about 800 years when it was destroyed by an earthquake.

5th-century baptismal font discovered in Bulgaria

A Christian baptismal font from the 5th century has been found in the ancieyt city of Philippopolis in Bulgaria. A team of archaeologists coming to the close of a 10-month project at Plovdiv’s Episcopal Basilica site have found a stone baptismal vessel given to the basilica by a Bishop Makedonii, possibly

Gold coin and ivory found in Bulgaria

A gold coin dating back to the 7th century A.D. and an ivory icon have been unearthed in Bulgaria. Archaeologists working at the Rusokastro fortress site near Bourgas on Bulgaria’s southern Black Sea coast have made a rare find, an ivory icon that they believe would have belonged to an emperor. News

Ancient necropolis unearthed in Bulgaria

An ancient necropolis containing six family tombs and 20 pit burials has been found in Bulgaria. The family tombs appear to have been damaged during construction work in the 1950s and 1960s. Yulian Meshekov, leader of the archaeological excavations, said that the tombs were cut practically at foundation level, with little of

3rd-century A.D. walls uncovered in Bulgaria

Ancient walls thought to date back to the 3rd century A.D. have been unearthed in the Roman city of Odessos in Bulgaria. Part of the walls of a building estimated to date to the Roman era around the third century CE have been found during construction of a residential building in

Coins and baths found at Roman barracks in Bulgaria

Archaeologists working at Roman barracks in Bulgaria have uncovered a treasure of silver coins and baths. "The result of excavations proved quite amazing. We uncovered well-preserved floor made of hydraulic mortar - having the sealing properties. It originally covered the entire surface of one large room in the barracks. The use

6,500-year-old gold bead uncovered in Bulgaria

A tiny gold bead which dates back 6,500 years, possibly making it the world's oldest gold artifact, has been found in Bulgaria. The bead, found at a pre-historic settlement in southern Bulgaria, dates back to 4,500-4,600 B.C., the archaeologists say, making it some 200 years older than jewellery from a Copper

Roman fortress wall found in Bulgaria

A section of ancient Roman fortress wall has been found on the Danube River in northeastern Bulgaria. A previously unknown section of the Late Antiquity fortress wall of the Ancient Roman city of Sexaginta Prista has been discovered in the Danube city of Ruse in Northeast Bulgaria. The discovery is important because