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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) The exploration of the building with the inner courtyard continued in sector A. There is an anteroom to the east of the courtyard. It measures 16.80 m x 3.40 m and has an entrance, 1.60 m wide, which is central for the building. There is a pavement of slabs in front of the entrance. Iron slag and ash were found in the anteroom. A forge functioned there. The entrance between the anteroom and the inner courtyard is 1.50 m wide. Room No. 2 was explored. It has two entrances towards the anteroom and the inner courtyard, which are 1.45 m wide. Part of room No. 3 was explored. It has two entrances towards the anteroom and the inner courtyard, which are 1.20 m and 1.45 m wide. Room No. 5 is isolated from the rest of the building. It is 4.80 m by 4.50 m in size. The building has two more rooms: No. 6, which is 9.30 m by 4 m in size, and No. 7, which is 3.40 m by 4 m in size. Both rooms are located to the south of room No. 2 and the anteroom. The building is c. 375 sq. m in size. It is built of stones bonded with clay, while the upper parts of the walls were constructed of sun-dried bricks. Fragmentary tiles, nails and clamps from the roofing constructions were found. The building was used for occupation and for farming activities. The finds include millstones, mortaria, dolia, knives, scissors for shearing, a cow-bell, pottery, including fragmentary red-gloss vessels, glass vessels, spindle whorls, loom weights, a terracotta figurine with human face and c. 20 copper coins of the 4th century AD. Part of the building was reused after the fire that occurred during the AD 370s. The tower was explored in sector B. The tower measures 4.30 m by 4.30 m and its foundations are 1.55 – 1.60 m wide. The northern wall of the building adjoins the northern corner of the tower. The architectural complex is interpreted as a burgus with an adjoining building for occupation and farming activities.

Director

  • Ventsislav Dinchev - Archaeological Institute with Museum

Team

Research Body

  • Archaeological Institute with Museum

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