The New Wonders of Bulgaria

1/6/13 Team of Standart and our readers will vote for the greatest archeological discoveries of the new millennium (Sofia, June 1) – On July 28th, 2010, Bulgarian archeologist Prof. Kazimir Popkonstantinov and his team unearthed the relics of St. John the Baptist near the southern coastal town of Sozopol. At first, nobody believed that these were the ...

Bulgaria Looks to John the Baptist to Resurrect Flagging Economy

13/8/2010 Archeological Find Promises Fame, Tourists; Questions Remain Over Relics' Authenticity By: JOE PARKINSON SOZOPOL, Bulgaria—Archaeologists and clerics here say they have unearthed bones belonging to John the Baptist, an itinerant preacher revered by many Christians as the last of the Old Testament prophets. Bulgaria's government is looking to the discovery for salvation—of a financial sort. The remains, including ...

Remains of John the Baptist Found

3/7/2010 Archaeologists in Bulgaria claim to have found the remains of John the Baptist, significant figure in the Orthodox Church, while excavating a 5th century monastery on the island of Sveti Ivan in the Black Sea. A container for relics, known as a reliquary, was discovered last week under the monastery’s basilica. The team opened the ...