Крепост "Маркели"

Coins

The Gold Treasure Excavations in a small clay pot was found treasure of З7 gold coins, 5 gold rings and one gold ring. Treasure coins are well preserved and З1 pcs belong to the Byzantine emperors Nikifor Botaniates IIIth (1078-1081); 4 pcs to Alexios Ist Komnenos(1092-1118) and 2 pcs John IInd Komnenus (1118-114З). Thirty-five of them were...

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Archaeological excavations

Archaeological research at the site began in 1986 and continues nowadays. Her research began pioneers of Bulgarian archeology Constantine Irechek  and Shkorpil brothers. The remains of architectural buildings testify to the existence of a major medieval monument. Initially, in the V century was built an unique early Christian martirium, which is...

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History in ruins

Markeli fortress experienced several major battles that chronicles tell in their books. On 20th of July 792, around the Fortress broke fierce battle – Bulgarian army, led by Khan Kardam against the Byzantine army, commanded by the Emperor Constantine VI. Byzantium suffered terribly unheard defeat in which perished and most prominent Byzantine...

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Placement

7.5 km west of the present town of Karnobat is one of the most impressive medieval monuments throughout South Bulgaria – powerful medieval fortress Markeli. City of Markeli is a strategic point, located on the important road between Old Bulgarian political centers of Pliska and Preslav – Danube. From the standpoint of Bulgarian military...

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  • Coins

    The Gold Treasure Excavations in a small...

  • Archaeological excav...

    Archaeological research at the site began in...

  • History in ruins

    Markeli fortress experienced several major...

  • Placement

    7.5 km west of the present town of Karnobat...

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