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Excavation

  • Mogilite Settlement
  • Pomoshtnik
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  • Bulgaria
  • Haskovo

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  • The Bulgarian Database is the result of a collaboration between:

    the Department of Archaeology, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski and

    AIAC (Associazione Internazionale di Archeologia Classica).

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Summary (English)

  • EXPLORATIONS NEAR THE VILLAGE OF POMOSHTNIK (Ventsislav Dinchev – vdintchev@abv.bg) Remains of a complex consisting of buildings and constructions spread over an area of 0.2 – 0.3 ha are situated on the site. A building with at least five rooms and an inner yard, with a total area of more than 300 sq. m and oriented northwest – southeast, was explored in the northwestern sector “A”. The inner yard measures 9.80 m by 8.70 m. The foundations of the walls are constructed of uneven and roughly cut stones with a bonding medium of mud, 60 – 70 cm in thickness. Most likely, the walls were built of lath-and-plaster or boards plastered with clay. The roofs of the rooms were covered with tegulae and imbrices. The finds include nails, cramps, millstones, pottery, terracotta weights, a spindle whorl, jewelry and c. 10 copper coins (the latest one minted in AD 367 – 370). Residual finds from earlier periods were also found. The building functioned during the 4th century AD and was burned during the Gothic invasions in the AD 370s. A square fortification tower was explored in the central sector “B”. Its inner size is 4.30 m by 4.30 m and its walls are c. 1.60 m in width. The foundations of the tower are built of uneven stones bonded with mortar. The walls were constructed of ashlars and their faces were plastered with mortar. The tower is synchronous to the building in sector “A”. Iron slag was found in the cultural stratum between the building and the tower. It shows the existence of a forge. The architectural complex could be identified as a burgus with additional residential and farm buildings.

Director

  • Ventsislav Dinchev - Archaeological Institute with Museum

Team

Research Body

  • Archaeological Institute with Museum

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