In July-August this year, archeologists discovered an early medieval clay brazier from the 6th century during excavations at the Kalyata fortress, near the city of Yakoruda, dating back to Antiquity and the Middle Ages. The research was conducted by a team under the direction of Dr. Mariela Inkova, Chief Assistant at the National Museum of History, Plamen Ivanov from the Ministry of Culture and Plamen Doychev, currently a PHD candidate at St. Cyril and St. Methodius University in Veliko Turnovo. The excavations are funded by the National Museum of History and the Ministry of Culture.
The Kalyata fortress is situated on one of the last ridges of the Western Rhodope Mountains. The fortification, dated from the late 4th – early 5th century, was built on a strongly displaced terrain in opus incertum using white mortar.