Bulgarian archaeologists have discovered a 2,500-year-old Greek Thracian town on the southern coast of the Black Sea in Tsarevo, according to the Sofia-based news agency Novinite. The finding came during the first phase of excavations 70 kilometers, some 43.4 miles, southeast of the Bulgarian city of Burgas.
The team is led by Milen Nikolov, an archaeologist from the Regional History Museum of Burgas. The settlement is close to the town church Uspenie Bogorodichno. The find proves that Tsarevo and nearby areas have a history more ancient that what was believed until now.
During the excavations, the archaeologists found remnants showing that as early as the 4th – 5th Century B.C. the Thracians built a town that existed until the 1st century A.D. Nikolov said finds included a four-wick lamp, tomb gifts, and a number of vessels.