Ancient Thrace: The Sanctuary of Orpheus near the village of Tatul (pictures)


Okt 2, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

After 20 years of excavations, the study of the only Orpheus sanctuary discovered in the world to date at the village of Tatul in Momchilgrad municipality, (Southern Bulgaria), has been fully completed, the head of the archaeological research team, Prof. Nikolai Ovcharov, announced.

The object of scientific activity this year, as in the previous year, was the missing link of data on what happened to the sanctuary after the 3rd-4th century.


Archaeologists uncovered a Roman pagan temple in the area of Orpheus sanctuary. It dates to the 3rd-4th century. They came across the temple during excavations of an early Christian church.

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