In-depth research by an international team of scholars of two roughly 7.2-million-old pre-human fossils discovered in Bulgaria and Greece demonstrates that the split of the human lineage occurred in the Balkans, and not in Africa, as conventionally thought.
The Regional Museum of History in the city of Shumen in Northeast Bulgaria has celebrated the 60th anniversary since the beginning of the regular archaeological excavations of the ancient and medieval Shumen Fortress.
A Gospel Book in Bulgarian which is almost 400 years old, and was printed in the Cyrillic alphabet in Vilnius, then in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, has been found among the belongings of a deceased priest who served in a church…
A second crypt, even larger than the one found in 2015, and human bones which probably belonged to Early Christian martyrs, have been discovered by archaeologists in the Late Roman and Early Byzantine city of Zaldapa in Northeast Bulgaria.
Bulgaria’s Cabinet has granted the northwestern Danube city of Vidin 10-year management rights for the Baba Vida Fortress, the country’s best preserved medieval castle which was built on the spot of a large Ancient Roman fortress.
Bulgaria’s Ministry of Culture has upgraded the status of a 9th century AD Ancient Bulgar aul (a fortified settlement) whose ruins are located near the northeastern city of Shumen and Veliki Preslav, capital of the First Bulgarian Empire (632/680-1018) in…
2nd century AD Roman structures from what was the earliest aqueduct of ancient Philipopolis, the predecessor of today’s Plovdiv in Southern Bulgaria, have been discovered during a road rehabilitation project.
An ancient Celtic shrine has been discovered during archaeological excavations in the Sboryanovo Archaeological Preserve known as the “Holy Land of the Getae", a powerful group of Ancient Thracian tribes who inhabited today’s Northern Bulgaria and Southern Romania and were…
A Bulgarian and a Turkish citizen have confessed their guilt in the smuggling of dozens of Ancient Roman artifacts, and possibly a Sumerian slab, after their arrest in a police operation almost two years ago generated international interest.
The eight Museums of Military History in the northern Bulgarian city of Pleven, which are dedicated to the Russian-Turkish War of 1877-1878 partially liberating Bulgaria from the Ottoman Empire, saw a total of 146,000 visitors in 2016.
An exhibition showcasing reconstructions of Ancient Bulgar costumes from the early period of the First Bulgarian Empire (632/680-1018) has been opened in the Kaleto Archaeological Complex “Kaleto” in the northwestern Bulgarian town of Mezdra.
US tourists are once again the largest group of foreign visitors to view the numerous archaeological, historical, and cultural monuments in Bulgaria’s Veliko Tarnovo, the successor of medieval Tarnovgrad which was the capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire (1185-1396/1422).
Previously unknown part of a fortress wall from the Roman Era and numerous fragments of plaster which are even older are the latest archaeological discoveries from the 2016 excavations of Nebet Tepe, the prehistoric, ancient, and medieval settlement and fortress,…
Hiros, a software engineer from Japan, has become the first tourist to visit the Tsarevets Hill Fortress in Veliko Tarnovo, and, respectively, the first visitor of any of Bulgaria’s cultural tourism sites in 2017.