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  • Semercheto Cult Site
  • Dositeevo
  • Bulgaria
  • Haskovo
  • Harmanli
  • Dositeevo



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

    MIBAC (Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali - Direzione Generale per i Beni Archeologici),

    ICCD (Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo e la Documentazione) and

    AIAC (Associazione Internazionale di Archeologia Classica).

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Summary (English)

  • EXPLORATIONS OF A THRACIAN SANCTUARY NEAR THE VILLAGE OF DOSITEEVO (Borislav Borislavov – The explorations in Sondage V, covering the highest area of the sanctuary, continued. A stone building up dated to the Late Iron Age (5th – 1st centuries BC) was discovered there in 2002. It surrounds the peak from the east to the northwest. The building up was constructed of uneven stones that lie on a stone pile of the Late Bronze Age (1600/1500 – 1100 BC). Decorated sherds were found between the stones of the Late Bronze Age pile. A bronze sickle was accidentally found there in 1992. The Late Iron Age building up supports structures situated in the highest area of the sanctuary. Four levels of the stone building up were explored in Sector East. A layer, 10 – 15 cm in thickness, containing Early Iron Age (11th – 6th centuries BC) materials, was discovered. The Late Bronze Age stone pile lies below it. Late Bronze Age sherds were found between the stones of the pile. Two hearths – altars were explored. A heaping of lath-and-plaster fragments was discovered and its structure is identical to other similar constructions of the Late Bronze Age (e.g. Sondage III, sector 1). Its thickness is 15 cm. The complete exploration of the cultural strata shows that the beginning of the sanctuary should be dated to the Late Bronze Age. A circle of stones, 1.60 m in diameter, was explored within the Early Iron Age layer in Sector West. An iron axe was found below the stones. Three hearths – altars and areas with high concentration of sherds were explored within the late Bronze Age layer. A pit for collecting the ash of the hearths, 1.20 m in diameter, was discovered.


  • Borislav Borislavov - Archaeological Institute with Museum


Research Body

  • Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski

Funding Body


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