The fortress of Balak Dere

Bracelets with snake heads from the excavations of Balak Dere!

This is the name of locality near the village of Huhla near the city of Ivailovgrad in the Eastern Rhodope Mountains, over which the remains of a mysterious old fortress are overhanging. Its ruins have been researched for years. The current team under the leadership of Ivaylo Kanev, chief curator of the National Museum of History, already has reliable evidence for the long "life" of the fortification: from IV to XII century inclusive.

Archaeologia Bulgarica filmed the comments about a new Roman dedicatory inscription, medieval bronze bracelets and a collective find of 8 coins from the VI century. A well-preserved spear head dates from the same time and you will be able to see it only here...