5th Century Orthodox Basilica Discovered in Bourgas, Bulgaria

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5th Century Orthodox Basilica Discovered in Bourgas, Bulgaria

Reported on August 8, 2014 (Source: http://sofiaglobe.com)

Archaeologists working in the Kraimorie area of Bourgas on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast have found a Christian basilica said to date from the fifth century.

The discovery of the early Christian basilica is a rare one for Bulgaria, according to Milen Nikolov, leader of the Bourgas Regional History Museum team that made the find.

The church building is 19.5 metres long and 15 metres wide.

At the site, the archaeological team found a chamber for storing relics and a holy water vessel.

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