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Posted on 06/01/2020 7:35:47 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
Archaeologists from the Deultum-Debelt National Archaeological Reserve near Bulgaria's Burgas have discovered the first written evidence that the Roman colony Deultum had a port, BGNES reported.
The inscription was found on limestone sarcophagus, dating from the II-III century AD.
Experts say that the inscription, which is in Greek, proves that today's Debelt was a port town. Deultum is the oldest Roman colony in the Bulgarian lands. It was established in the 1st century AD, immediately after the Jewish-Roman War and is located at the mouth of today's river Sredetska, which flows into the Burgas Bay.
The port town was of strategic importance and the colony itself was directly subordinate to the Emperor of Rome, which distinguishes it from other cities in the province of Thrace. Deultum had a sewer system and baths and reached its heyday between the second half of the first and early third centuries.
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When I saw the last 3 words of your title “Burgas had port” I immediately thought that the ancient Portugese were already exporting their wine.
The land changes over time. In my town there are ruins of a Roman fish salting factory where boats would sail right up to in order to pickup their cargo then go out through the harbor and back to Italy. In 755 the Moors landed in that same harbor to establish a kingdom that would last until 1489, when they left Spain via that same harbor. Now no sign of the harbor or the channel to the salting factory remain.
Abu Abdallah Boabdil had the worst mom ever.
Heh. Iberia was Roman at the time, it's a given that there was wine produced there...
Umayyad Abd ar-Rahman I was under a death sentence and fleeing for his life when he landed in Spain. His family used to rule Damascus but they were overthrown and wiped out. When Muslims aren’t busy killing infidels they kill each other.
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