MEDIEVAL CASTLE’S ‘MONUMENTAL’ STAIRCASE, MORE BYZANTINE GOLD FOUND IN BULGARIA’S RUSOCASTRO FORTRESS

A large staircase leading up to a medieval castle has been discovered by archaeologists excavating the early Byzantine and major medieval Bulgarian fortress of Rusocastro in Burgas District in today’s Southeast Bulgaria.

Near the staircase of Rusocastro’s medieval castle – described as “monumental” , the researchers from the Burgas Regional Museum of History have discovered a Byzantine gold coin from the 1330s, a hyperpyron.

In July 2017, the archaeological team excavating the major fortress discovered a rare 10th century ivory icon believed to have belonged to a Byzantine Emperor or a member of the Byzantine imperial family, and to have been made in Constantinople.

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