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Rock complex Gluhite Kamani

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

The rock complex Gluhite Kamani is situated within the territory of the villages of Malko Gradishte, municipality of Lyubimets and the village of Efrem, municipality of Madzharovo. The site is located on a hillside descending to the east of St. Marina Peak (708.6 m). The ridge is crowned w...

Episcopal basilica with complex, Sandanski

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

The episcopal basilica and the complex around it are located in the center of the modern town Sandanski. The site was discovered by chance in 1917, when during the construction the military found well-preserved circular baptistery. The excavations were renewed in 1989 by a team directed by...

Vishegrad Medieval fortress

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

The fortress Vishegrad is located on a rocky peak on the right bank of river Arda (dam Studen kladenets). It covers an area of 0.56 acres. The south wall is 75 meters length and wide from 1.70 to 2 m. In the eastward end and in the middle of the south wall were erected two rectangular towe...

Early Byzantine and Medieval fortress and town Misionis

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Karel Škorpil supposed that Krumovo Kale fortress was the rich town of Missionis mentioned by the Arabic geographer Al Idrisi. Originally the town was situated in the plain but in the late 4th and early 5th century it was relocated on the naturally protected hill situated nearby. The defen...

Fortification wall east of St. Nikola monastery

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

режим А The fortification wall east of the church of St. Nicola is part of the united fortification system of the Melnik fortress. The site has been excavated from 1979 till 1982. The preserved length of the wall is up to 170 m. It blocks the single possible access to the Malkoto fortress...

Burial mound near Svirachi

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

The burial mound has height about 10m and diameter about 60 m. In the mound are united several small mounds, the used soil has been taken from the area. In the earthwork have been found prehistoric material probably taken from the nearby village. During archaeological excavations have bee...

Medieval fortress Urvich and Late Medieval monastery near chuch St. Iliya

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

The defensive wall was erected on the very edge of the steep slopes of the ridge and enclosed a trapezoid-elongated area 350 m long and 150 m wide. There are 5 rectangular towers protruding in front of the line of the wall. The walls of one of the towers are preserved up to 7-8 m and the t...

Roman castellum Sostra

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

It is marked on Tabula Peutingeriana a roadside station on the road Oescus-Philippopolis, south from Melta and north from Ad radices. It is also entered on several Westeuropean historical maps – Nicolas Sanson 1665, “Illyricum Orientis”, G. D’Lisle – the beginning of 18th century, Iohann M...

Teke Karaach monastery

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

It was discovered in the beginning of 20th century by Karel Škorpil. The excavations started in 1995. The monastery is dated back in end of 9th century and it had been used until 18th century. The monastery is situated on an area of almost 10 acres. The ensemble is built on a flat terrace...

Church “St. Nikola”

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Режим А The church “Sv. Nikola” (St. Nicholas) was built beside the walls of an early Byzantine basilica. The archaeological excavations in 1962 – 1968 showed that the basilica was part of the early Byzantine monastery (5th – 6th century). The monastery and the basilica were demolished dur...