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Thursday, 3 September 2009

Saint's Relics Discovered

A team of Bulgarian archaeologist led by Professor Nikolay Ovcharov has discovered relics of a medieval saint at the fortress of Perperikon in the Rhodoppe Mountains.

According to the Sofia News Agency, the remains of human bones were found inside one of two bronze crosses as the archaeologists were excavating two churches.

One of the crosses is larger and has an life-like image of the crucified Jesus Christ on its front, and an image of Virgin Mary praying on its back. It is dated back to 10-11th century.

The second cross is smaller, with geometrical motives, dated to 5th-7th century AD, and it is inside it that the archaeologists found the remains of human bones.

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