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For the period 1873 - 1956 the national memory kept and spread the story about Levski's grave told by old Sofia residents. Grandma Maria Pop Pavlova told the newspaper Mir (6/03/1937) that the body of the Apostle had been buried by the priest Todor near by the gallows. In the night after the execution, the sexton of the church St. Petka (still open for people nowadays) disinterred Levski's body and buried the remains in the altar of the church.
The urban development of Sofia in 1956 brought the necessity for archeological excavations in St. Petka church. The archeologists did find a grave. The remains there were thought to be Levski's, but that was never verified unambiguously. Since then a long and yet unsettled dispute about the place of the Levski's grave has been running, abated and rekindled by the political situations in Bulgaria over the years. Emil Jivkov lists the chronology of this dispute.
my opinion, it is not that important where exactly the Levski's grave is.
1999-2012 Magdalena Anguelova