Archaeologists excavating a monastery complex on the Giresun Island on the Black Sea, known for being a significant religious centre in the Byzantine era, revealed facts of daily life and traditions of the site.
Traces of a settlement and numerous artefacts attributed to Greek settlers were discovered at the Pichvnari site, North of Kobuleti, Georgia.
Human remains dating back to between 1200-800 BC have been unearthed by construction workers at the site of a new metro project connecting Istanbul’s Kabataş-Beşiktaş-Mecidiyeköy-Mahmutbey districts.
Archaeologists excavating the site of the Episcopal Basilica in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, discovered a large stone baptismal vessel given to the basilica by a Bishop named Makedonii. The object dates to around 5th century AD.
Wreck of the steamer “Boy Feddersen”, sunk on 14th August, 1941, was found off coast of Eupatoria, Crimea, by Russian researchers. The ship is said to have been filled with treasures stolen by the Nazis during their WW2 campaign on the Crimean Peninsula.
During construction of a residential building in the centre of Bulgaria’s main Black Sea city of Varna construction workers unearthed walls of a building estimated to date to the Roman era around the third century AD.
Construction of the Crimean Bridge, linking the Russian-occupied Crimean Peninsula with mainland Russia led to discovery of ancient Greek artefacts during underwater excavations in the area of the Ak-Burun Cape.
Archaeologists unearthed remains of a chapel, church and temples and Christian burials of individuals with crosses on necks on the Black Sea island of Giresun, revealing the religious significance of the island.
Archaeological expedition to the bottom of the Black Sea documented numerous ancient shipwrecks. The wrecks date from Byzantine to Ottoman period.
A 2100-year-old statue of the mother goddess Cybele was discovered during excavations at the Kurul Kalesi, or the Council Fortress, site in Turkey’s north-western Ordu province by the Black Sea coast.