Archaeology: Electricity workers in Plovdiv find fourth-century CE tomb

Written by on June 6, 2012 in Bulgaria, News - No comments
A fourth-century tomb with a mural depicting the figure of a man has been found by electricity supply utility EVN workers in Plovdiv, local media said on June 6 2012.
The find is currently believed to be from the fourth century CE and work at the spot, on GM Dimitrov Street near the former Party House in Bulgaria’s second city, has been suspended and the hole covered with plastic to prevent damage.
As the law requires, guards have been posted to protect the site.
EVN has contacted the national institute for immovable cultural heritage and is awaiting the Ministry of Culture’s opinion on how possibly to move the find to a museum.
Prospects of finding something of monetary value, such as jewellery, at the site were said to be scant.
The find was made during work on part of a project that EVN began in April.
(Photo: Sascha Hoffman/sxc.hu)

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