Dig reveals Byzantine basilicas in Bulgaria

How’s that for some alliteration “Byzantine Basilicas in Bulgaria”. And that’s exactly what archaeologists have found during an excavation of Zaldapa, an ancient fortress by the village of Abrit.


The city of Zaldapa was once the biggest Roman city in the area and has been known as the “Bulgarian Pompeii”.The city has three basilicas and the largest one has now been found along with a red marble column, which suggests an imperial presence.

Zaldapa was occupied between the 4th and 7th centuries AD, and had streets, residential areas and was densely populated.


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