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Excavation

  • Pautalia
  • Kyustendil
  • Pautalia, Velbazhd
  • Bulgaria
  • Kyustendil
  • Kyustendil

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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)

  • ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXPLORATIONS IN PAUTALIAVELBAZHDKYUSTENDIL (Doichin Grozdanov – doichyn_eg@abv.bg, Galina Grozdanova) The site covered an area of 100 sq. m situated in the northeastern part of the fortified area of Pautalia. Its western half was explored in 1997. Six rooms from a peristyle building were explored in 2005. During the present excavations four water-conduits of terracotta pipes of the Revival period (late 18th – 19th centuries) and a drain constructed of boulders and uneven stones and fragmentary bricks of the Ottoman period (the 16th – 17th centuries) were discovered. The northeastern corner of a Mediaeval house dated to the 10th – 11th centuries was discovered. Seven Early Mediaeval Christian graves (dated up to 10th century) were explored. Part of the peristyle building was discovered. Eight rooms with five construction periods were explored. The building was constructed of uneven stones bonded with mortar. Its walls were preserved up to 1.80 m in height and their foundations were 60 cm deep. The construction periods dated as follows: 1. second half of the 2nd – 3rd centuries AD (during the 3rd century AD the building was burned). 2. End of the 3rd – beginning of the 4th centuries AD. 3. End of the 4th – beginning of the 5th centuries AD. 4. First half of the 5th century AD. 5. Second half of the 5th – 6th centuries AD.

  • Doichin Grozdanov - Regional Museum of History 'Academician Iordan Ivanov' – Kyustendil 
  • Galina Grozdanova - Regional Museum of History 'Academician Iordan Ivanov' – Kyustendil 

Director

  • Doichin Grozdanov - Regional Museum of History 'Academician Iordan Ivanov' – Kyustendil
  • Galina Grozdanova - Regional Museum of History 'Academician Iordan Ivanov' – Kyustendil

Team

Research Body

  • Regional Museum of History 'Academician Iordan Ivanov' - Kyustendil

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