From the earliest structures in the northern part of the site two trash pits were researched. Their content was Hellenistic household ceramics, amphorae, animal bones, ash, coal and mussels’ shells. The pits were dated back to the 3th–1st c. BC. They were dug in the sterile. The next chronological structure is the investigated part of a building’s corner, which overlaps one of the pits. The building was made of stones with yellow clay mortar. We should date the building from to the Early Roman Era, based on the materials found during the excavations.
The material presents the results of the archaeological excavations that took place in Basilica Sector of Marcianopolis (now-days Devnya) as part of the ancient city’s survey.
The earliest signs of habitation were found at a level of bright clay laid on sterile. The construction was built in the 3rd century AD and made of wood. The buildings were destroyed by a fire, which traces are marked on the ground by thin strips of ash and charcoal.
The fortification is located not far from the mouth of Fаndаkliyska River, about 1.4 km south-east from the village of Shkorpilovtsi.
The earliest traces of anthropogenic activity, based on the stratigraphic analysis, are associated with an ash layer of varying thickness that rests directly on the sterile. The layer was formed after the collapse of burnt wooden structures. Based on the pottery analysis it is dated back to the 3rd c. AD.
On June 14th (Friday), at 4 pm in Varna Archaeological Museum, opens the exhibition "Bread and Wine from Antiquity to Today".