Bulgarian archaeologists discover Christian necropolis on Perperikon

From novinite.com: Bulgarian Archaeologists Discover Christian Necropolis on Perperikon.

Bulgarian archaeologists discovered a Christian necropolis outside the ruins of the medieval fortress near the rock sanctuary of Perperikon, located in southern Bulgaria near the town of Kardzhali.

The team lead by Nikolay Ovcharov found 15 tombs dating back to the 14th century, most likely the resting place of the fortress’ defenders executed following its siege by Turkish emir Orhan in 1362.

“I have been exploring medieval necropolises for 15 years, but this is the most dramatic and emotional find,” said archaeologist Hitko Vachev, who discovered the necropolis.

The find gives additional weight to the claims that [continue]