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Krasen fortress - Buta

Author: ROOMS.bg , 7.3 km From Panagyurishte.    , GPS coordinates: N 42.4631058    E 24.1983864
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 Krasen fortress is situated south, 6 km from Panagyurishte. City Krasen is one of the most significant in the region during the medieval and early Byzantine era. Evidence of this are open fortifinatsionna system and many towers, vast podgradiya outside the fortress and residential construction. They studied several necropolis and two churches. Before the emergence of the castle, traces of Early Iron and Stone-Age were discovered on the hill. One of the oldest churches in the Balkans was discovered at the foot of the hill. In VIv. the hill were built the first fortifications. The largest development the city experienced in XIII-XIV century. Just then it becomes a significant medieval center. The fortress is permanently captured by Bulgarians under Tsar Kaloyan Tsar or I. As long centuries in which Scabies is one of the important pillars of Bulgaria. It serves to control a large part of Western Thrace. The last three decades of the XIV century appear very dramatic for the region. Subjected to the constant Turkish raids that led to the capture of several forts like Sofia, Ihtiman, Samokov, Kyustendil. Found bronze matrix wax seals in clearing the fortress wall. Rare are those specially made molds and are most often used by nobles who occupied prestigious administrative positions and led an active correspondence. In typical of the era intricate monogram is formed behalf of the owner.

Data on occupation of the fort missing after the XIV century .. It is assumed that the population was displaced or killed. Small Christian village with small tsakrva there until the end of XVII century the boundaries of the old defense gate.

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