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Archeological excavation

Late - classical village structure ol “Anishte”

At 12 km from Belogradchik, close to the village ol Granichak, is situated the late - classical village structure ol “Anishte”. At the beginning, the attention was directed to expla­nation of the character and the functions of the revealed apsidal room, placed in the southwest­ern part of the ground. A hypoc- aust was found at 1.65 m undei the ground.

During the studies, the mas­sive walls of another room, constructively connected to the apsidal one, were uncovered. A heating channel that goes through the so called “central room" and leading to the apsidal room, was found and the pecu­liarity of the floor covering was clarified.
Three new neighbouring rooms were uncovered, which were placed at the western wall of the main building and con­nected to each other by entrances. The eastern outer wall of the yard was uncovered and also some satellite rooms in north­east direction, which were con­nected to each other and to the central building by entrances.
After cleaning the mound, the main entrance of the build­ing was opened. As a result of the studies were uncovered new structures, and the uncov­ering of the bath rooms in the western part is a significant touch to the architecture of the complex.
Differing from many similar objects, “Anishte” offers inter­esting archeological material, revealing the intensity and the duration of its existence. To­gether with the large number of bronze and copper coins from IV-V century, samples from I-II century can be also found.
Numerous are the pieces of construction and everyday ce­ramics, which help the descrip­tion and the dating of the com­plex.
Iron and bronze weapons and tools were found, bronze applications, seals and finery. There are many signs of burn­ings down, caused by the inva­sions of the Huns and the Goths, which put the end of the late- classical village structure in the place “Anishte”.