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Episcopal tomb “Saint John the Precursor”

“Saint John the Precursor” is a Bulgarian orthodox monastery, located on the right bank of Arda river in the city of Kardzhali, Eastern Rhodopes. The complex was established in the 6th-7th century AD, became episcopal center in the 9th-10th century, and flourished as a medieval Christian center in 13th-14th century. The tomb which was discovered there was of a highly important person in the Byzantine empire, since he was wearing a golden fabric, extremely expensive, by that time made in Constantinople only.