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An ancient fortress was found in Burgas

Submitted on Sunday, 11 January 2009No Comment
An ancient fortress was found in Burgas

In the end of 2008, archaeological excavations in the district Kraimorie in Burgas revealed remnants of the ancient medieval fortress Burgos (Poros). This was announced at a collaborative press conference by the mayor of the city Dimitar Nikolov and the director of the regional museum Tsonya Drazheva.

These finding of remnants is very important, because it dates back the foundation of Burgas a few centuries earlier than what was believed, marking the city’s nearly 20 century long history. This way, Burgas reaches the historical significance of Nesebar and Sozopol, comments the mayor Nikolov.

The excavations are financed by the municipality. For future research, archaeologists will depend on both municipality funds and aid from the Ministry of culture, on the investor Todor Batkov, and on European funds for the preservation of cultural heritage.

Batkov, who plans to establish a tourism complex in Kraimorie announced, that he plans a low density of construction, and hopes to combine the ancient and the modern in a suitable fashion.

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