Archaeologists Find Stone Eagle Relief near Ancient Roman City Novae in Bulgaria’s Svishtov
A stone relief depicting an eagle has been found near the Ancient Roman city of Novae in the Bulgarian Danube town of Svishtov.
Archaeologists Find Ram Head Pottery Decoration in Ancient Roman Ceramic Factory in Bulgaria’s Pavlikeni
The archaeologists excavating the Ancient Roman villa and ceramic factory located in the northern Bulgarian town of Pavlikeni have discovered a ram head pottery decoration, among other Antiquity artifacts.
Archaeologists Find Medieval Procession Cross, Bulgarian, Ottoman Coin Treasure at Black Sea Fortress Kastritsi
The archaeologists excavating the Late Antiquity and medieval Byzantine and Bulgarian fortress Kastritsi, which is located in the Euxinograd Residence of the Bulgarian government near the Black Sea city of Varna, have discovered medieval Christian artifacts as well as a…
Bulgarian Archaeologists Find Stone Inscription, Red Marble Pillar in Bishop’s Basilica in Roman and Byzantine Fortress Zaldapa
A stone inscription in Greek has been discovered by the archaeologists excavating the ruins of a Christian bishop’s basilica in the Roman and Byzantine fortress of Zaldapa, which is located in Krushari Municipality, Dobrich District, in Northeast Bulgaria.
Archaeologists Find Fragment of 11th Century Rakia Distillation Vessel in Lyutitsa Fortress near Bulgaria’s Ivaylovgrad
A fragment from an 11th century vessel for the distillation of rakia, a traditional fruit brandy drink popular in Bulgaria and other Balkan countries, has been discovered by the archaeologists excavating the Late Antiquity and medieval fortress Lyutitsa near the…
Bulgarian Archaeologists Reach Water in Holy Well in Great Basilica in Early Medieval Capital Pliska
Bulgarian archaeologists excavating the 9th century AD Great Basilica in Pliska, capital of the First Bulgarian Empire between 680 and 893 AD, have reached water inside the temple’s so called holy well, i.e. the sacred spring, also known with the…
Bulgarian Archaeologists Uncover Further Older Layer of Beautiful Early Christian Mosaics at Plovdiv’s Great Basilica
Bulgarian archaeologists and restorers working on the excavation and conservation of the 5th century AD Great Basilica in the southern city of Plovdiv have uncovered almost completely the second layer of the beautiful Early Christian floor mosaics at the Early…
Bulgarian Archaeologists Unearth Entire Residential Quarter in Medieval Fortress Kastritsi on Black Sea Coast
Bulgarian archaeologists excavating the Early Byzantine and medieval Bulgarian city and fortress of Kastritsi, whose ruins are located in the Euxinograd Residence of the Bulgarian government near Varna, have unearthed an entire residential quarter from the Middle Ages.
Bulgarian Archaeologists Discover Previously Unknown Coins in Medieval City Missionis near Targovishte
Two coins from the time of the Second Bulgarian Empire (1185-1396), which are said to are unknown, have been discovered during the ongoing excavations of the Early Byzantine and medieval Bulgarian city of Missionis, also known as Krumovo Kale (Krum’s…
Archaeologists Find Roman Fortress Almus in Bulgaria’s Lom Had Reconstructions in Late Ottoman Period
Archaeologists working on the rescue excavations in the Roman fortress of Almus in the Bulgarian Danube town of Lom, who recently discovered the western gate of the ancient city, have now found evidence that the fortifications underwent reconstructions during the…
Archaeologists Discover Unknown Fortress Wall of Ancient Roman City Sexaginta Prista in Bulgaria’s Ruse
Archaeologists carrying out rescue excavations in Bulgaria’s Danube city of Ruse have discovered a previously unknown but perfectly preserved fortress wall of the Ancient Roman city of Sexaginta Prista.
Bulgaria’s Karnobat Reenacts Victory over Byzantium in Markeli (Marcellae) Fortress Battle in 792 AD
About 3,000 visitors have seen the first historical reenactment of the Battle of Markeli (Marcellae) in 792 AD in which the forces of the First Bulgarian Empire (632/680-1018 AD) routed the troops of Byzantium at the Markeli (Marcellae) Fortress near…
Archaeologists Discover Inscription Dedicated to Apollo and Diana in Ancient Roman City Novae near Bulgaria’s Svishtov
The archaeologists excavating the Ancient Roman city of Novae near the Bulgarian Danube town of Svishtov have discovered a pedestal with an inscription in Latin which is dedicated to ancient deities Apollo and Diana.
Bulgarian Antique Traffickers Flood Europe with Fake Archaeological Artifacts, Forged Thracian Treasure on Sale for EUR 200,000
Bulgarian antique traffickers and treasure hunters are flooding the European black market with forged ancient coins and fake archaeological artifacts such as a fake Ancient Thracian treasure which is “on sale” for EUR 200,000, according to the police.
Archaeologist Urges Promotion of Ancient Roman City Novae in Bulgaria’s Svishtov as Cultural Tourism Destination
Assoc. Prof. Pavlina Vladkova, an archaeologist from the Regional Museum of History in Bulgaria’s Veliko Tarnovo, has urged the promotion of the Ancient Roman city of Novae, whose ruins are located in the Danube town of Svishtov, as a cultural…
Bulgarian Capital Sofia Plans to Demolish Buildings to Expose Roman Amphitheater of Ancient Serdica
The municipal authorities of the Bulgarian capital Sofia have announced plans to demolish several buildings in order to expose and made accessible the Roman amphitheater of the Ancient Thracian and Roman city of Serdica.
‘Bulgarian Science’ Forum Tackles Translation of Newly Found Ancient Thracian Inscription from Aquae Calidae
The recently discovered Ancient Thracian inscription (in Greek) mentioning three of the last kings of the Odrysian Kindgom, the most powerful Thracian state, which has been found during the excavations of the Aquae Calidae – Thermpolis Archaeological Preserve in Bulgaria’s…
Bulgarian Police Capture Treasure Hunter with over 300 Archaeological Artifacts , Coins
Police officers in the southern Bulgarian city of Smolyan have arrested a treasure hunter confiscating over 300 ancient and/or medieval coins as well as a number of other archaeological artifacts.
Bulgarian Archaeologist Discovers Early Christian Tomb of Senior Clergyman on Sozopol’s St. John Island in Black Sea
An Early Christian tomb of a senior clergyman, possibly the Father Superior of the monastery, has been discovered by Bulgarian archaeologist Prof. Kazimir Popkonstantinov on the St. Ivan (St. John) Island off the Black Sea coast near the town of…
Bronze Head of Thracian King Seuthes III to Be Shown in J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles after Bulgaria’s Louvre Exhibit
The main symbol of Bulgaria’s Ancient Thracian exhibition in the Louvre Museum in Paris – the bronze head of Odrysian King Seuthes III – will become part of the exhibition “Power and Pathos. Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World” in…
Bulgarian Government Optimistic about Completion of Ancient Serdica Open-Air Museum in Downtown Sofia
Senior officials from the Bulgarian Cabinet and Sofia Municipality have expressed optimism about the timely completion of the so called Sofia Largo project which provides for creating an open-air museum in the downtown of the Bulgarian capital out of the…
Bulgarian Archaeologists Seek ‘Monument of Culture’ Status for ‘Lead Mosque’ After First Phase of Rescue Excavations
The commission supervising the archaeological excavations of the 15th century Lead Mosque (Kurshum Dzhamiya) in Karlovo, a historical monument from the period of Ottoman Yoke (1396-1878/1912) when Bulgaria was part of the Ottoman Empire, has requested that the site be…
Bulgaria’s National History Museum Receives Ancient Roman Gravestone, Bulgarian Tsars’ Seals Seized from Treasure Hunters
Bulgaria’s National Museum of History in Sofia has released a photo of a richly decorated Ancient Thracian – Roman gravestone which together with other archaeological artifacts has been donated to it after having been seized from treasure hunters.
Bulgarian, Polish Archaeologists Start 56th Annual Excavations of Ancient Roman City Novae in Danube Town Svishtov
Archaeologists from Bulgaria and Poland are starting for the 56th consecutive year the archaeological excavations of the Ancient Roman military camp and city of Novae located near the Bulgarian Danube town of Svishtov.
Bulgarian Archaeologists Discover Gate of Ancient Roman City Almus in Danube Town of Lom
Bulgarian archaeologists carrying out rescue excavations in the Ancient Thracian and Roman, early Byzanine, and medieval Bulgarian city of Almus, whose ruins are located in today’s Danube town of Lom, have discovered one of its gates.
Treasure Hunters Steal Ancient Artifacts from Roman and Byzantine Fortress Zaldapa in Northeast Bulgaria
Two cases of theft of ancient artifacts by treasure hunters have been registered during the second excavations of the large Late Roman and Early Byzantine fortress Zaldapa built on top of an Ancient Thracian settlement near the town of Abrit…
Archaeological, Cultural Tourism Sites in Bulgaria’s Veliko Tarnovo See More Foreign Visitors in First Half of 2015
A rising number of foreign tourists are visiting the archaeological monuments and cultural tourism sites in the city of Veliko Tarnovo in Northern Bulgaria, which include the ruins of one of the medieval Bulgarian capitals, Tarnovgrad, with its two citadels,…
French, Canadian Archaeologists Visit Bulgarian Colleagues for Excavations of Ancient Roman and Byzantine Fortress Zaldapa
Archaeologists from France and Canada have visited their colleagues from the Dobrich Regional Museum of History in the second annual excavations of the large Late Roman and Early Byzantine fortress Zaldapa built on top of an Ancient Thracian settlement near…
Bulgarian Archaeologists to Start Excavations of Ancient Greek Emporium in Thracians’ Odrysian Kingdom
Bulgarian archaeologists are due to start next week the 2015 summer excavations of Pistiros, an Ancient Greek emporium, i.e. a trading post deep inside the territory of the Ancient Thracian Odrysian Kingdom whose ruins are located in Bulgaria’s southern town…
Bulgarian Capital to Exhibit Roman Ruins from Ancient Serdica Under 3 Glass Domes at Sofia Largo
Part of the open-air museum of the ruins of the Ancient Thracian and Roman city of Serdica in the downtown of the Bulgarian capital Sofia will be exhibited under three glass domes.
Bulgarian Archaeologists Seeking Constantine the Great Statue, Roman Building from Ancient Serdica in Downtown Sofia
A statue of Roman Emperor Constantine the Great (r. 306-337 AD), a massive Roman building, and Roman inscriptions are some of the finds that the Bulgarian archaeologists might come across in the recently started excavations of the St. Nedelya Square…
Rahovets Fortress Was Ancient Thracian City Zikideva, Bulgarian Archaeologist Hypothesizes
The ancient and medieval fortress Rahovets, which is being excavated near the town of Gorna Oryahovitsa in Central Northern Bulgaria, was probably the the place of the legendary Ancient Thracian city Zikideva, Bulgarian archaeologist Prof. Hitko Vachev has hypothesized.
Bulgarian Court Acquits Lawyer Brothers in High-profile Treasure Hunting Trial over Destruction of Thracian Mound
The District Court in the Bulgarian Black Sea city of Burgas has acquitted Zhivko Chepishev and Zdravko Chepishev, lawyer twin brothers, on charges of treasure hunting and destruction of an Ancient Thracian burial mound (tumulus) in a trial that has…
Bulgarian Archaeologists Find Inscription at Aquae Calidae Revolutionizing Knowledge about Last Years of History of Ancient Thrace
An ancient inscription providing valuable information about the history of Ancient Thrace in its last years before its conquest by the Roman Empire has been discovered by the archaeologists excavating the city of Aquae Calidae (the Aquae Calidae – Thermopolis…
Bulgaria’s Cabinet Grants Veliko Tarnovo Municipality Management Rights for Trapesitsa Hill Fortress ahead of Restoration
Bulgaria’s Council of Ministers has granted the northern Veliko Tarnovo Municipality management rights for the Trapesitsa Hill, which together with the Tsarevets Hill is one of the two fortresses of the inner city acropolis of Tarnovgrad (today’s Veliko Tarnovo), the…