It’s amazing how finally finishing report cards allows the rogueclassicist side of my brain to start working again. As I was drifting off to sleep last night, I realized that the ‘last page’ as it were, of our pre-wordpress version of this venture actually makes a reference to Bourgas. Specifically, an item entitled Remains of Ancient Bourgas From Bulgaria mentions a ‘sign’ which had been found there (along with remains of a fortress … the original article is still available, by the way), the gist of which apparently was:
The text states that in Roman times many fortresses had been built along the frontier of the Roman colony Deultum. Deultum was established in the last years of the reign of Emperor Vespasian (69-79 AD).
… so it doesn’t seem to be much of a stretch (given Deultum’s connection to Bourgas, apparently) that what has been found recently is likely one of these fortresses, no?