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The tomb of a Bulgarian princess was found

Submitted on Tuesday, 28 July 2009No Comment
The tomb of a Bulgarian princess was found

The archaeologists prof. Nikolai Ovcharov and dr. Hitko Vachev found a tomb of a Bulgarian princess, buried in the yard of the medieval church “Saints Peter and Pavel” in Veliko Tarnovo.

The burial of the royal woman took place in the second half of the 14th century. The princess was dressed in luxurious clothing with golden laces. She wore a decorative hood, also with golden threads.

“This upper-rank lady from the Bulgarian aristocracy was buried with many valuable treasures, including a golden ring with an amethyst, golden earrings and silver gilded needles,” announced professor Nikolai Ovcharov.

During the two months of digging in the church “Saints Peter and Pavel” and the nearby church “Saint Ivan Rilski” (both part of a common monastery complex), the archaeologists found golden and silver earrings in other graves of the medieval necropolis. The number of artifacts is over a hundred, the most valuable being a 25 gram golden ring.

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