Top 20: Most Popular Stories on ArchaeologyinBulgaria.com in May 2019

A collage showing a bust of Roman Emperor Trajan Decius, with the ruins of the fortress walls of ancient Abritus near Bulgaria’s Razgrad in the background. Photo: Abritus Archaeological Preserve

Following are the 20 most popular stories with you, the readers of ArchaeologyinBulgaria.com, during the month of May 2019.

The May 2019 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 May 2019 as archive articles also figure prominently among our top stories quite often.

#1. Archaeologists to Seek Grave of First Roman Emperor to Die in Battle, Trajan Decius in 251 Battle of Abritus, near Bulgaria’s Razgrad

Archaeologists to Seek Grave of First Roman Emperor to Die in Battle, Trajan Decius in 251 Battle of Abritus, near Bulgaria’s Razgrad

#2. How Bulgaria’s Communist Regime Hid the 1986 Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster from the Public Protecting Only Itself

How Bulgaria’s Communist Regime Hid the 1986 Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster from the Public Protecting Only Itself

#3. For the First Time Fortress Gate of Ancient Odessos Discovered in Bulgaria’s Black Sea City Varna

For the First Time Fortress Gate of Ancient Odessos Discovered in Bulgaria’s Black Sea City Varna

#4. Culverin Cannonballs from Vlad Dracula’s 1461 Victory over Ottoman Turks Found in Danube Fortress Zishtova in Bulgaria’s Svishtov

Culverin Cannonballs from Vlad Dracula’s 1461 Victory over Ottoman Turks Found in Danube Fortress Zishtova in Bulgaria’s Svishtov

#5. Late Bronze Age Settlement Discovered in Northwest Bulgaria in Turkish Stream Gas Pipeline Rescue Digs

Late Bronze Age Settlement Discovered in Northwest Bulgaria in Turkish Stream Gas Pipeline Rescue Digs

#6. 7,600-Year-Old Mother’s Grave from Early Neolithic Discovered in Slatina Settlement in Bulgaria’s Sofia

7,600-Year-Old Mother’s Grave from Early Neolithic Discovered in Slatina Settlement in Bulgaria’s Sofia

#7. World’s Largest ‘Historical Park’ to Be Opened near Bulgaria’s Black Sea City Varna in Spring 2019

World’s Largest ‘Historical Park’ to Be Opened near Bulgaria’s Black Sea City Varna in Spring 2019

#8. Grand Opening of World’s Largest Historical Park Set for June 22 near Bulgaria’s Black Sea City Varna

Grand Opening of World’s Largest Historical Park Set for June 22 near Bulgaria’s Black Sea City Varna

#9. For 60th Year in Row Bulgarian, Polish Archaeologists to Excavate Ancient Roman City Novae in Danube Town Svishtov

For 60th Year in Row Bulgarian, Polish Archaeologists to Excavate Ancient Roman City Novae in Danube Town Svishtov

#10. Treasure Hunters Expose Necropolis of Burial Mounds after Their Arrest in Southern Bulgaria

Treasure Hunters Expose Necropolis of Burial Mounds after Their Arrest in Southern Bulgaria

#11. Invaluable Magura Cave with Prehistoric Drawings Vandalized with Scrawls in Northwest Bulgaria

Invaluable Magura Cave with Prehistoric Drawings Vandalized with Scrawls in Northwest Bulgaria

#12. Ancient Thrace’s Largest Gold Treasure, Valchitran Treasure, to Be Shown in Bulgaira’s Black Sea City Burgas for the First Time

Ancient Thrace’s Largest Gold Treasure, Valchitran Treasure, to Be Shown in Bulgaira’s Black Sea City Burgas for the First Time

#13. Bulgaria Celebrates May 24: Day of Bulgarian (Cyrillic) Alphabet and Culture (Day of St. Cyril & St. Methodius)

Bulgaria Celebrates May 24: Day of Bulgarian (Cyrillic) Alphabet and Culture (Day of St. Cyril & St. Methodius)

#14. Antiquity Tomb Found in Downtown of Bulgaria’s Capital Sofia during Rescue Excavations

Antiquity Tomb Found in Downtown of Bulgaria’s Capital Sofia during Rescue Excavations

#15. Bulgarian Archaeologists Discover Late Antiquity Outer Fortress Wall, Murals from Ancient Roman City Durostorum

Bulgarian Archaeologists Discover Late Antiquity Outer Fortress Wall, Murals from Ancient Roman City Durostorum

#16. 7.2-Million-Year-Old Pre-Human Remains Found in Bulgaria, Greece Show First Pre-Humans Developed in Balkans, Not Africa

7.2-Million-Year-Old Pre-Human Remains Found in Bulgaria, Greece Show First Pre-Humans Developed in Balkans, Not Africa

#17. Bulgaria Opens Exhibition of Ancient Thracian Gold from Zlatinitsa – Malomirovo Treasure in Royal Lazienki Museum in Poland’s Capital Warsaw

Bulgaria Opens Exhibition of Ancient Thracian Gold from Zlatinitsa – Malomirovo Treasure in Royal Lazienki Museum in Poland’s Capital Warsaw

#18. Ancient Thrace Was Gradually Taken Over by Ancient Greek, Greco-Roman Sports Culture, Reveals New Exhibition at Bulgaria’s National Museum of Archaeology

Ancient Thrace Was Gradually Taken Over by Ancient Greek, Greco-Roman Sports Culture, Reveals New Exhibition at Bulgaria’s National Museum of Archaeology

#19. 5 Incredible Underwater Discoveries by Black Sea MAP in Bulgaria’s Zone: From Ancient Sunken Ships to the Biblical Deluge

5 Incredible Underwater Discoveries by Black Sea MAP in Bulgaria’s Zone: From Ancient Sunken Ships to the Biblical Deluge

#20. Large Sunken Island Existed off Bulgaria’s Black Sea Coast till Middle Ages, According to Roman Era Maps, Geomorphology Research

Large Sunken Island Existed off Bulgaria’s Black Sea Coast till Middle Ages, According to Roman Era Maps, Geomorphology Research

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