Top 20: Most Popular Stories on ArchaeologyinBulgaria.com in December 2018

Top 20: Most Popular Stories on ArchaeologyinBulgaria.com in December 2018

The ore miners buried ca. 1500 in the Kremikovtsi Monastery outside today’s Bulgarian capital Sofia, back then the capital of an Ottoman province, were laid in their graves without coffins but their heads were covered with bricks. Photo: Trud daily

Following are the 20 most popular stories with you, the readers of ArchaeologyinBulgaria.com, during the month of December 2018.

The December 2018 Top 20 stories of ArchaeologyinBulgaria.com are ranked by number of reads, from the highest to the lowest.

Not all of the ranked articles were published in the month of December 2018 as archive articles also figure prominently among our top stories quite often.

#1. Weird 15th Century Miners’ Burials, Venetian Theriac Cap Found in Bulgaria’s Kremikovtsi Monastery near Sofia

Weird 15th Century Miners’ Burials, Venetian Theriac Cap Found in Bulgaria’s Kremikovtsi Monastery near Sofia

#2. Blond Roman Woman’s Statue Head Found in Ancient Heraclea Sintica in Southwest Bulgaria, Hints at Building Ritual

Blond Roman Woman’s Statue Head Found in Ancient Heraclea Sintica in Southwest Bulgaria, Hints at Building Ritual

#3. Famous 7.2-Million-Year-Old Pre-Human Tooth Found by 10-Year-Old, Shown First Time Ever by Paleontology Museum in Bulgaria’s Chirpan

#4. Early Byzantine City Palmate with Huge Christian Basilica Was Pillaged Twice by Avars, Slavs, Bulgarian Archaeologists Find

Early Byzantine City Palmate with Huge Christian Basilica Was Pillaged Twice by Avars, Slavs, Bulgarian Archaeologists Find

#5. Prison Inmates Find Hoard of 7,000 Ottoman Silver Coins Hidden in 2 Treasure Pots in Bulgaria’s Pleven

Prison Inmates Find Hoard of 7,000 Ottoman Silver Coins Hidden in 2 Treasure Pots in Bulgaria’s Pleven

#6. 6 Amazing Artifacts with Ancient Greek Mythology Scenes Discovered in Bulgaria

6 Amazing Artifacts with Ancient Greek Mythology Scenes Discovered in Bulgaria

#7. World’s First Medieval Gold Cross Reliquary with Holy Cross Particle Discovered in Trapesitsa Fortress in Bulgaria’s Veliko Tarnovo

World’s First Medieval Gold Cross Reliquary with Holy Cross Particle Discovered in Trapesitsa Fortress in Bulgaria’s Veliko Tarnovo

#8. Bulgaria Showcases World’s Oldest Gold, Varna Chalcolithic Necropolis Treasure, in European Parliament in Brussels

Bulgaria Showcases World’s Oldest Gold, Varna Chalcolithic Necropolis Treasure, in European Parliament in Brussels

#9. Discovery of 8,000-Year-Old Veiled Mother Goddess near Bulgaria’s Vidin ‘Pushes Back’ Neolithic Revolution in Europe

Discovery of 8,000-Year-Old Veiled Mother Goddess near Bulgaria’s Vidin ‘Pushes Back’ Neolithic Revolution in Europe

#10. Archaeologists Discover Perfectly Preserved 2000-Year-Old Roman Ship, 20 Other Shipwrecks in Black Sea Off Bulgaria’s Coast

Archaeologists Discover Perfectly Preserved 2000-Year-Old Roman Ship, 20 Other Shipwrecks in Black Sea Off Bulgaria’s Coast

#11. Monument of Ancient Bulgar Leader Altsek Opened in Italy’s Celle di Bulgheria to Celebrate Ancient Bulgar Heritage

Monument of Ancient Bulgar Leader Altsek Opened in Italy’s Celle di Bulgheria to Celebrate Ancient Bulgar Heritage

#12. Bulgarian Museums Reveal Tattoos of Ancient Thracian Women, Make Them Commercially Available

Bulgarian Museums Reveal Tattoos of Ancient Thracian Women, Make Them Commercially Available

#13. 3,200-Year-Old Cyclopean Masonry Fortress Found in South Bulgaria, Shows Ancient Thrace Was Part of Mycenaean Civilization

3,200-Year-Old Cyclopean Masonry Fortress Found in South Bulgaria, Shows Ancient Thrace Was Part of Mycenaean Civilization

#14. St. John the Baptist Relics Found in Bulgaria’s Sozopol ‘Could’ Be Authentic, Oxford Archaeology Dating Expert Finds

St. John the Baptist Relics Found in Bulgaria’s Sozopol ‘Could’ Be Authentic, Oxford Archaeology Dating Expert Finds

#15. Slavs, Avars Burned Down Byzantine City Chrisosotira in Early 7th Century, Digs on Bulgaria’s Black Sea Coast Reveal

Slavs, Avars Burned Down Byzantine City Chrisosotira in Early 7th Century, Digs on Bulgaria’s Black Sea Coast Reveal

#16. Submerged Ancient Thracian Capital Seuthopolis in Bulgaria’s Koprinka Water Reservoir Could Be ‘Resurfaced’ with US Government Money

Submerged Ancient Thracian Capital Seuthopolis in Bulgaria’s Koprinka Water Reservoir Could Be ‘Resurfaced’ with US Government Money

#17. Bronze Head of Ancient Thracian King Seuthes III Returns to Bulgaria after J. Paul Getty and Louvre Exhibits in Los Angeles and Paris

Bronze Head of Ancient Thracian King Seuthes III Returns to Bulgaria after J. Paul Getty and Louvre Exhibits in Los Angeles and Paris

#18. Bulgaria’s Most Famous Thracian Treasure, the Panagyurishte Gold Treasure, to ‘Return to Home Town’ after Two-Year Lapse

Bulgaria’s Most Famous Thracian Treasure, the Panagyurishte Gold Treasure, to ‘Return to Home Town’ after Two-Year Lapse

#19. Archaeologists Find Roman Inscription in Bulgaria’s Plovdiv Showing Heir of Thracian Kings Was 1st ‘Mayor’ of Ancient Philipopolis

Archaeologists Find Roman Inscription in Bulgaria’s Plovdiv Showing Heir of Thracian Kings Was 1st ‘Mayor’ of Ancient Philipopolis

#20. ‘Resurfacing’ of Submerged Ancient Thracian Odrysian Capital Seuthopolis Could Make It Global Tourist Attraction, Archaeologist Says

‘Resurfacing’ of Submerged Ancient Thracian Odrysian Capital Seuthopolis Could Make It Global Tourist Attraction, Archaeologist Says

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