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Тракийското име на селището край пътната станция Castra Rubra – Sub Zupara
The Thracian Name of the Settlement Near the Road Station Castra Rubra – Sub Zupara

Author(s): Tosho Spiridonov
Subject(s): History, Archaeology, Geography, Regional studies, Regional Geography, Historical Geography, Maps / Cartography, Local History / Microhistory, Ancient World
Published by: Институт за балканистика с Център по тракология - Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: This essay interprets data from existing text records, archaeological observations, and archaeological digs from the area. Based on personal observations and analysis of historical and geographical conditions, conclusions about the origins of the name Zupara of the Roman Age Thracian village and its chronology were made.The settlement displey a higt living standard from the Neolithic period till the Middle Ages. A golden necklace from the late Bronze Age was discovered in the area in the grave of a noble Thracian, as well as a big necropolis from the Thracian period (1st millennium BC) near today’s village of Izvorovo, and a large settlement from the Roman Age. The mansio Sub Zupara was built on a lower altitude “beneath” this settlement. The station was later named Castra Rubra after the fortress that was built nearby.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 20
  • Page Range: 305-316
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: English, Bulgarian