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Archaeologists discover necropolis dating back to the First Bulgarian Kingdom

Associate Professor Zdravko Dimitrov
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Archaeologists discovered three necropolises from different eras during rescue excavations along the route of the new high-speed road near the village of Sinagovtsi (Northwestern Bulgaria). Each necropolis provides important information about the past in these lands. So far, archaeologists discovered more than 300 finds, mainly weapons, brooches and jewelry. Most of the finds are in a very good condition, Associate Professor Zdravko Dimitrov from the National Archaeological Institute with Museum with the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, said for Radio Vidin:

One of the necropolises dates back to the Thracian period, the 7th-6th century BC. There is evidence that the local residents contacted with people from the Western Balkans and the Eastern Alps. The second necropolis dates back to the early Roman period- the 1st century AD. This was the time when the Roman Empire was founded and the empire colonized the Lower Danube. The first contacts of the local tribes with the Roman colonizers and the legions that were deployed on the border of the empire on the Danube, are very important for Bulgaria’s history and the finds discovered in this necropolis give us information in this direction.”

The third necropolis dates back to the 10th-11th century AD, or the time of Bulgarian Kings Simeon and Petar, specifies Associate Professor Zdravko Dimitrov. Archaeologists found rings, earing, strings of beads, etc. The archaeological excavations on the site, which covers an area of 6 hectares, are expected to end at the end of August, 2021.

Compiled by Elena Karkalanova

English version Kostadin Atanasov

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