During the survey in 2022, a shop with a massive stone oven, paving stone and circular plan was discovered, and the remains of a second oven, facing the entrance to the city, were cleared next to it.

Dukyan with two furnaces from the XNUMXth century were discovered by the archaeologists of Lutitsa

During the survey in 2022, a shop with a massive stone oven, paving stone and circular plan was discovered, and the remains of a second oven, facing the entrance to the city, were cleared next to it. Thus, everyone arriving at Luitsa could see what is being prepared in the shop right from the entrance. Behind it and next to the fortress wall there was a wide space where the horses and draft animals could be tied. According to archaeologists, the collected horseshoes and nails in the space between the buildings and the wall were specially allocated for the horses and oxen of the arrivals, and the movement inside the fortified territory was carried out only on foot.    

At the end of the archaeological campaign, 190 new finds were documented from Luitsa. They are mainly from the 70th century, but there are also materials from the earlier periods of the city's occupation from the 90th-1353th centuries. The most impressive data collected in the month of September are related to the urban environment of the XNUMXth century and trade in the medieval shop. More than XNUMX coins were found from its remains and the space around it from the XNUMXs of the XNUMXth century to XNUMX. Among them are two gold coins of Andronicus II and Andronicus III, silver coins of the Duchy of Athens, Andronicus III and Tsar Ivan Alexander with Michael Assen.

The collected kitchenware and animal bones from the shop and the area around it have yet to be processed and analyzed, but the results and historical information about the medieval city kitchen are promising and the archaeological team believes that in the process of work, more data will be gained about the riches of the era of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom.

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