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Fortress Ovech - Provadiya

Author: Л. Иванова, 3 km From Provadia.    , GPS coordinates: N 43.1754704    E 27.4477395
Fortress Ovech - Provadiya, Picture

  Ovech fortress was erected on one of the high mountain plateaus above Provadia surrounding the city from the east. It is believed that it was built by the Byzantines around V century to stop invasions of residents along the northern border of Byzantium tribes. The Byzantine name of the fortress is a failure (narrow). She defended the road and connecting Constantinople with the Danubian cities. Bulgarian name of the fortress - Ovech - became popular around the eleventh century during the second balgraska country castle becomes important and razsrastva.

  Visitors to the castle can now see the reserved storage of grain, deep wells (80 m) to collect water, watch towers, the shutter of the Knights and restored north gate of the fortress, which is also unique in the north bridge is reaches another plateau over Provadia - Tabiite.

For a walk on the plateau Tabiite can be observed early Christian stone tombs, most of which cut into the rocks on the east end.

  During excavations in Ovech found foundations of buildings with different uses - residential, storage, military, religious. There are also rings and seals with the image of an eagle - emblem of the fort, many everyday objects, different weapons. Since the fort they found the remains of the Metropolitan Church of the Second Bulgarian Empire, it is estimated that Ovech was one of the metropolitan centers in the country (in the fourteenth century). Written details are found for example in the life of Theodosius. It is also stated that he lived in the fortress of Tsar Peter II, after he retired from the throne, seized her and his brother, Kaloyan and Tsar Ivailo.

  In XIV century fortress prisoners were several noble knights (including Marshal of Burgundy), captured in their attempt to conquer the city of Varna. Maybe from there comes the name "Knights of the prison."

After the conquest of Bulgaria by the Ottomans, the fortress has been called - Tash Hissar. In the next century fortress was gradually abandoned.

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