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Cape Chirakman near Kavarna continues to arouse the interest of archaeologists

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3 kilometers south of Bulgaria's coastal town Kavarna there is an impressive natural elevation known as Cape Chirakman. For the eighth season now, archaeologists are studying the natural landmark which has become a symbol of the Kavarna Black Sea coastline.
Their work is now concentrated in a sector in which numerous movable cultural assets from the Hellenistic era have been discovered over the years. The great depth at which the layer from the Hellenistic era is located requires the consistent study of all later layers and even the dismantling of some of the buildings, the director of the Historical Museum in Kavarna, Penko Georgiev, told BTA. ‎

In 2022, on Cape Chirakman, archaeologists discovered late antique premises and late medieval pits, the study of which continues this year. A large pithos (storage container) was also discovered, as well as a large number of vessels, some of which are completely preserved. 

The work on site also brings an impressive number of finds - arrows, household items, fragments of terracotta figurines, etc. A surprise for researchers are the multitude of amphora seals discovered. The latter are extremely important for science because they are very well dated and allow for a more detailed chronology of the site at Cape Chirakman, explains the director of the museum in Kavarna.‎

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