Archaeologists Discover Pink-Plastered Water Cistern of Medieval Rusocastro Fortress in Southeast Bulgaria

Archaeology | November 14, 2017, Tuesday // 18:38|  views

An aerial view of the newly excavated ruins of the water cistern of the medieval Byzantine and Bulgarian fortress Rusocastro in Southeast Bulgaria. Photo: Burgas Regional Museum of History via

Archaeologists have discovered a huge water cistern plastered on the inside with pink waterproof mortar in the fortress of Rusocastro, a major stronghold which changed hands many times between the Byzantine and Bulgarian Empires in the Middle Ages, and whose ruins are stiuated in today’s Burgas District in Southeast Bulgaria.

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