Saturday, 01 November 2014



Bulgaria: Archaeology Excavations at Sexaginta Prista Fortress Expand



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4 June 2010 | The archaeological excavations of the Roman fortress Sexaginta Prista, located near the city of Ruse in north-central Bulgaria, will continue during the summer of 2010 into previously unexplored parts.

The archaeologists Varbin Varbanov and Deyan Dragoev this summer will study the area to the north of the temple of Apollo, which was discovered in 2006.

During last year’s excavation season, archaeologists found fragments of Celtic ceramics, which proved the Celtic presence in the region. Overall, in 2009, 25 square metres of the Sexaginta Prista Fortress were excavated.

Other artefacts discovered at the site so far include Roman coins from the first to the fourth centuries and ceramic vessels.

The site’s layers suggest several eras of its developments: the earliest one is of a Thracian pit sanctuary from the first century BC to the first century AD, covered by the Apollo Temple, which dates to the second to the third centuries AD, covered by a well-preserved layer from the beginning of the fourth century, when military headquarters were built there.

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