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Archaeological season 2014 of the luxurious Roman villa on the sea coast of peninsula Foros near Kraimorie have been completed
Friday, 03 Oct 2014 - Archeological Museum
During August 2014 a team of Regional Burgas Museum led by Milen Nikolov, continued to excavate the Roman villa, found in the summer of 2013.

The luxury building is part of the huge archaeological complex Poros including fortress wall, residential quarters, administrative and port buildings, episcopal basilica and necropolis.

The result of the archaeological excavations has pointed out that the Roman villa was built in the first half of the 3rd century AD. The survey fully revealed four rooms, all with hypocaust floor heating. The hypocaust columns between wich circulated the hot air, are two types - carved stones in con shape and clay pipes.

Archaeologists are convinced that the Roman villa was very luxurious. This was proved by the large number of marble tiles and window frames in different formats found on the site. The building was plastered on the outside with a very fine coat, which was painted in the so called "Pompeian red". This colour was used for the rich houses in the famous Roman city of Pompeii in Italy.

Probably from the middle of the fourth century the building was no longer inhabited. At the beginning of the sixth century above it there was a complex of premises, of which the archaeologists explored partly two buildings.
One of the most interesting discoveries of 2014 was perfectly preserved outside toilet (latrina) with its adjacent sewers that emptied into the sea. This Late Antiquity facility will be later dismantled and moved to the Archaeological exposition of Burgas Museum, where visitors can see it.
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