ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXCAVATIONS OF ROMAN MANSIO NEAR THE VILLAGE OF GRANICHAK (Krassimira Luka – email@example.com, Sara Tatarova) The area of the site is over 2800 sq. m. The stratum consists of a layer of debris from the walls of the buildings and their roofs, which is 50 – 60 cm in thickness. In 2001 – 2004, a single-apse building with parallel side rooms arranged in a line was discovered in Sector I. The building is constructed of partly cut stones bonded with mortar and has a hypocaust floor. In 2007, the exploration of the hypocaust in room No. 1 continued. The wall plaster under the floor level of room No. 1 was placed before the construction of the hypocaust. The suspensura of the hypocaust are up to 25 cm thick and are constructed of uneven stones and fragments of building ceramics bonded with mortar. The floor of the room consists of a plaster of mortar placed over the suspensura. An entrance in the western surrounding wall of the architectural complex was registered in Sector II. The finds from the site include belt appliqués, fragments of building ceramics with stamps that read DDNNAVCRAT, which were produced in Colonia Ulpia Traiana Ratiaria, and coins of the 4th century AD.
- Krassimira Luka - Department of Archaeology, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski
- Sara Tatarova - Museum of History - Belogradchik
- Museum of History - Belogradchik
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