ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXPLORATIONS NEAR THE VILLAGE OF KRASTEVICH (Mitko Madzharov – firstname.lastname@example.org, Dimitrinka Tancheva) The site covers an area of c. 0.1 ha. A rectangular building c. 20 m in length was partly discovered. Its walls were built of stones with a bonding medium of mud and are preserved up to 15 – 70 cm in height, while the upper wall construction above the stone walls was made of adobe. A staircase of four stone blocks, leading to a second floor, was discovered in the southwestern part of the building. The entrance of the building was from the southwestern side. The floor consists of closely arranged boulders and there is a layer with traces of fire above it. The entire cultural stratum is up to 90 cm in thickness. It consists of a level, 20 cm in thickness. A layer, 60 cm in thickness, containing fragmentary pottery and tiles is situated below. The layer containing traces of fire, which is 10 cm in thickness, lies below it, just above the floor of the building. The lowest layer contains sherds and lies below the floor level. Various materials were found during the excavations, mostly within the burnt layer. The pottery dates from the beginning of the 5th to the end of the 4th centuries BC and is the most numerous material. A terracotta head of a snake, four terracotta weights, two iron knives (one of them in a scabbard), a bronze handle decorated with images of Silenos, a cult basaltic object decorated with rosettes and a spiral were found. A treasure of 19 silver coins minted between 525 BC and 360/340 BC was also found. The Thracian settlement was established in the beginning of the 5th century BC and was demolished in the mid 4th century BC, most likely during of the Macedonian conquest of Thrace.
- Dimitrinka Tancheva - Archaeological Museum – Hisar
- Mitko Madzharov - Archaeological Museum – Hisar
- Archaeological Museum – Hisar
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