Medieval burial found by Roman-era theatre

Archaeologist unearthed a Medieval tomb at the site of the Roman Odeon in Plovdiv’s city centre, Bulgaria.

Tomb found in Plovdiv (by Podtepeto)

The Odeon site dates from the 2nd to 5th centuries AD and is where a Roman-era theatre is located. Human remains were found at a location beneath the site of a municipal security facility. The researchers believe that the tomb dates from the 11th to 12th centuries AD. Next to the skeleton an arrow was found. According to archaeologist Maya Martinova, the artefact might either indicate that the arrow killed the individual, either he was a warrior and was buried with it. An expert opinion will be given after conducting a forensic examination of the remains.

(after podtepeto & The Sofia Globe)

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