By the walls of Troyan Monastery in Central Northern Bulgaria construction workers have found ancient valuables and weapons. The Father Superior of the monastery, Bishop Sionius, has said that during reconstruction and cleaning of the monastery’s graveyard workers have come across spearheads and arrows, minted coins, rings, crosses and other objects. The finds have already been put on display at the renovated museum of the monastery. In the ossuary beneath the altar of the monastery’s church an ancient column with a slab on it was found. It is possible that some of these new finds could be used to prove that Troyan Monastery was founded much earlier than the year 1600, as it is believed today. The Farther Superior will call on the Ministry of Culture for new research so as to find out when the monastery was founded.