Archeologists unearth church from 6th century near Gabrovo

2019-08-13   |  Bnr.bg

An early Byzantine church, 20 by 10 meters in size, made from rock blocks and brick layers, with a floor lined with ceramic tiles has been discovered by archaeologists.

It has two entrances on the south and west sides and an interesting altar section, as it had benches where clergymen were sitting, as well as a bishop's throne in the central place, Professor Hitko Vachev said. He added that a small chamber was found under the altar, in which the relics of a saint had probably been stored, but unfortunately were not preserved. It is clear from the overall architecture of the temple that this was an episcopal church, dating back to the sixth-century as coins from that time were discovered during works.

Prof. Hitko Vachev and his assistant Philip Petrunov from the National Archaeological Institute with Museum at BAS studied the site in June and July in connection with the construction of the road towards the planned tunnel under Shipka. Archaeologists say that the church is well documented and would not prevent the construction of the road.

View our offers in/near Gabrovo

  Read more news

Share
Borovets Gardens 2 - the second phase of the popular complex
Feel at home in Borovets! Buy your own vacation apartment in one of the best rated complexes in this top mountain resort. Progressing construction with planned completion in December 2020 for the new winter season. A wide range of available apartments at attractive prices, suitable for rental income.
See More
Beach Villas on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast
Searching for your own place in the sun?
Explore our selection of lovely houses and villas situated in the beach resorts and in the villages nearby! Prices with no competition in Europe!
See More

More News

Regional news
Book collects memories of old traditions from town of Elin Pelin

The intriguing memories of the elderly residents of the town of Elin Pelin have become part of the book "Town of Elin Pelin – Folk Traditions" by Pavel Kanev. In it he explores local folklore traditions and culture. Concerned about the lost continuity between generations, Pavel Kanev decided to publish his archive in a book.

For more than 30 years the author has been recording the m...

22 October, 2019
Regional news
Philatelic gems from all over Europe displayed in Plovdiv until October 20

The European Philatelic Exhibition "Plovdiv-Phila 2019" has already been opened in Plovdiv. Philatelists from 19 countries are showing impressive exhibits on 480 boards. A well-known collector from London presents rare and expensive Bulgarian philatelic classics, while his colleagues in Sofia add two masterpieces - the stamps “Little Lion” and “East Rumelia”.

One can also see colle...

17 October, 2019
Regional news
New mountain biking trail takes us to nature’s beauties of Tran region

"VeloErul" – this is the name of the first mountain biking trail in the municipality of Tran, western Bulgaria, which gives us the opportunity to see the magic of one of the most beautiful places in Bulgaria. The official opening of the trail with a total length of about 56 km is on Saturday, October19. It consists of two parts as the starting point is in the beautiful village of Glo...

19 October, 2019
Regional news
Interactive museum exhibition recreates traditions in Bulgarian village of Chavdar

Folklore is the great intangible heritage of our people; it is so diverse and specific for different parts of our country that it is worth to be known by every Bulgarian. The idea for reenactment of folk customs and holidays should not only serve as an attraction for foreign tourists, but reach a growing number of Bulgarians. In the village of Chavdar, near Sofia, the first ever int...

22 October, 2019

REQUEST DETAILS

Find a property with the biggest available choice
Choose what marketing communication you would like from us: