Bones of unidentified saint found in Bulgarian cathedral

Archaeologists working at the site of a medieval church, part of the fortress of Perperikon in Bulgaria, have discovered a bronze cross bearing remains dating to the 5th-7th centuries C.E. "These are broken and decayed bones, most definitely of a saint," Professor Ovcharov said.

Perperikon was an important early Christian city, and one of the areas visited by Bishop Niketa of Remesiana, who began the conversion of the population in the Rhodoppes to Christianity in 393-398 CE. Experts believe the church may have been Niketa's first in the area. The saint remains unidentified at this time.