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Archaeologists found pieces of a unique defence system in Sozopol

Submitted on Tuesday, 9 December 2008No Comment
Archaeologists found pieces of a unique defence system in Sozopol

Excavations in the Old city in Sozopol wielded results – archaeologists found two towers, about a 100 metres apart, revealed the newspaper Dnevnik.

The towers are a part of a unique defence system, circling the whole city, said the chairman of the Sozopol foundation Kiril Arnautski.

Archaeologists found the towers while working on conserving and restoring the defence walls. Their activities are part of a project that aims to create an European network for the popularization of the Black Sea coast historical heritage. The excavations in Sozopol will receive European fundings. The new finds will be renovated to fit in with everything already found in the Old city. The new parts will be worked on to appear anceint.

The restoration and conservation of the walls were financed with 227 thousand leva. Now archaeologists will apply for an additional sum of 300 thousand leva to fund the work on the towers.

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