A bronze plate with a unique inscription from the 14th Century CE, believed by archaeologists to have been part of the armour of an Ottoman commander, has been found at Bulgaria’s Perperikon site.
Archaeologists see the find as a key to establishing more about the events at the time that the site was under siege.
In 1361, Perperikon was captured after an intensive siege by the Ottoman Turks.
Archaeology professor Nikolai Ovcharov said that the find was something unique, containing the earliest Ottoman inscription found on the territory of today’s Bulgaria. He said that unfortunately, the inscription was incomplete, but the words suggested that it was mounted on the helmet or the armour of a prominent Ottoman military commander.