OFFICES 12 CENTURIES OLD ARE MEETING THE TOURISTS, newspaper Standart, 29.11.2009
Perperikon offices open their doors to tourists. Has already completed the restoration of a regional administrative center in the area bashyna Klise, who is close to the rock fortress. That said archaeologist Professor Nikolay Ovcharov. Studies of the architectural complex of IX-XII century lasted more than 8 years.
"When we started, does not imply that the mountain can reveal the best architecture of the flowering of the Byzantine Empire", said Ovcharov.
Only later did scientists realize that at this time Perperikon itself was only a military fortress, while administrative functions are being exported at this center.
At the end of XII century castle once again regained its function as the main center of antiquity. At first, archaeologists discovered the basilica with authentic marble altar and part of the room, where full documentation is kept on and stamp of a residence Achridos governor.
Around the church there were graves in the necropolis of senior dignitaries. Among the key findings are silver from the treasury and two katinarcheta having only one analogue, kept in the Louvre. Detected and Bronze Cross - relikvariy, which in the opinion of scientists have kept the particles from the cross of Christ.
After restoration facility is now suitable for visitors who have shaped paths to be made artistic and spectacular lighting and parking.
Author: Irina Angelova