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Medieval archbishop seals found in Bulgaria

Two seals which date back to the Middle Ages have been found in Bulgaria, proving the existence of a Christian archbisopric in the area. 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

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

Black Death bacteria identified

Anthropologists have confirmed that a germ called Yersinia pestis cause the plauge that wiped out a third of Europe during the Middle Ages. Teeth and bones sampled from 76 skeletons found in "plague pits" in France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands and sequenced for DNA intrusion are conclusive evidence that

Medieval fortifications unearthed at Prague castle

The remains of a 9th century moat, a rampart dating back to the 10th-11th centuries, and an illustration of the castle have been unearthed in Prague. This one of a kind depiction was found on the lowest level of the stonework. As Ms. Marikova-Kubkova said, "this is the first

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