Ancient Bulgarian inscription found on tomb

Archaeologist Kazimir Popkonstantikov has discovered an inscription on a tomb from the Middle Ages in high medieval Bulgarian, a rare instance of the language. The inscription chronicled the burial site of a monk in a 10th century monastery.

The inscription states that "the monk Sinkel was buried there, and while still alive he served as the personal secretary of the patriarch." The tomb was found near the town of Veliki Preslav.