Still in catchup mode, over the past few weeks there have been several items reported in the Bulgarian Press varying amount of detail/clarity. We’ll begin, though, with one that just popped into my mailbox last night — the discovery of a second Peperikon-like sanctuary (hmmmm). Here’s the coverage from Standart:
Bulgarian speleologists have discovered a second Thracian sanctuary that may outshine the one at Perperikon, Mr. Evgeni Koev, chairman of the Dervent Speleology Club, broke the news.
“We have discovered a cave with four-meter-tall human statues and tombs inside. The whole complex is very well preserved and has a diameter of several kilometers. The site is close to the Danube, but its exact location is kept secret to prevent raids by black Archaeologists.
“I am ready to go and inspect the site immediately, although the comparison with the ancient Thracian sanctuary near Kurdzhali town has become very popular recently,” Prof. Nikolai Ovcharov told the Standart.
“If what these speleologists say is true, Bulgaria may have another cultural monument of global significance,” the professor stated.
We’ll assume that ‘black Archaeologists’ is some sort of bad translation of ‘illicit diggers’. Elsewhere:
The discovery of a tomb beneath a previously-looted tumulus near Dolno Izvorovo.:
A previously-unknown Roman settlement dating to the second/third century on the Black Sea Coast near Varna:
- Archaeologists discover previously unknown Roman settlement in Bulgaria(Littleabout)
- Archaeologists Discovered Roman Settlement in North-Eastern Bulgaria (Balkan Travellers)
- Archaeologists discover previously unknown Roman settlement in Bulgaria (Sindh Today)
An “intact” Thracian settlement from the fifth century B.C. (or thereabouts) near Nova Zagora:
- Archaeologists uncover intact Thracian settlement in Bulgaria (News Post) [Novinite also has an item on this, but I can’t connect to it]
A “unique” Thracian tomb from Gagovo:
Plans to dig near Sliven:
- Archaeology Summer Season Starts in Bulgaria (Balkan Travellers)