Four archaeological sites have been found on the route of a highway section under construction near the northeastern Bulgarian town of Shumen.
The National Archaeological Institute has already proposed to the Road Infrastructure Agency that urgent rescue excavations be carried out on the terrain, according to reports from private TV channel bTV.
A piece of processed marble led the experts to the conclusion that there were archaeological finds beneath the surface of the future highway stretch.
Under Bulgarian legislation, road construction works may resume only after the rescueexcavations have been completed.
"Nothing is happening…and I am afraid that winter will come and we will have to postpone it for spring because we will no longer be able to work when it starts snowing ", said Lyudmil Vagalinski, director of the National Archaeological Institute and Museum of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS), in an interview for bTV on Monday. Read more.