Prehistoric People Owned 40-Million-Year-Old Sea Urchin Fossil, Carpathian Obsidian, Neolithic Settlement in Bulgaria’s Ohoden Pushed Back to Mesolithic
A string of exciting and mysterious finds have been discovered during the 2020 archaeological excavations of the Ohoden Neolithic settlement near the city of Vratsa in Northwest Bulgaria – including blades of obsidian from the Western Carpathian Mountains in today’s…
Top 20: Most Popular Stories on ArchaeologyinBulgaria.com in December 2018
Following are the 20 most popular stories with you, the readers of ArchaeologyinBulgaria.com, during the month of December 2018.
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
The already world famous 7.24-million-year-old tooth of a pre-human species, Graecopithecus freybergi, discovered near Chirpan, Stara Zagora District, in Southern Bulgaria, has been showcased for the public for the first time ever by the Chirpan Musem of Paleontology.
ArchaeologyinBulgaria.com Publishes Its 1,000th News Article
On Tuesday, May 1, 2018, ArchaeologyinBulgaria.com has published its news article No. 1,000! Our 1,000th news article happens to be one about an intriguing recent discovery made by Bulgarian archaeologists, not unlike so many more of our other articles: 303…
Top 20 of the Most Popular Stories on ArchaeologyinBulgaria.com in April 2018
Following are the 20 most popular stories among the readers of ArchaeologyinBulgaria.com during the month of April 2018. The Top 20 stories are ranked by number of reads, from the highest to the lowest. Not all of them were written…
Extinct Wild Cattle Aurochs Survived until 13th-14th Century in Today’s Bulgaria, Bones from Medieval Rusocastro Fortress Show
The aurochs, the large species of wild cattle which is the ancestor of today’s domestic cattle, survived in today’s Bulgaria well into the 13th-14th century when it was still hunted for meat, bones recently found in the large fortress Rusocastro…
German Archaeologists Find 9.7-Million-Year-Old Hominin Teeth in ‘Mystery’ that ‘Could Rewrite History’
A set of fossilized teeth from a pre-human species dating back 9.7 million years ago – a discovery with the potential to “rewrite human history” – have been found by archaeologists near Mainz, Germany.
7.2-Million-Year-Old Pre-Human Remains Found in Bulgaria, Greece Show First Pre-Humans Developed in Balkans, Not Africa
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.
Museum of Natural History in Bulgaria’s Black Sea City Burgas to Be Renovated
The building of the Museum of Natural History in Bulgaria’s Black Sea city of Burgas will be fully renovated as the Burgas Regional Museum of History has won government funding under the “Beautiful Bulgaria” Program.
Dutch Vessel Conducts Underwater Microbiology Research in Bulgaria’s Exclusive Economic Zone in Black Sea
The Pelagia, the research vessel of the Netherlands Earth System Science Center (NIOZ), has entered the Bulgarian Exclusive Economic Zone in the Black Sea as part of an expedition collecting microbiology samples, in this case from the anaerobic microbes in…
Over 1,000 Sea Fauna Fossils Showcased in Natural History Museum in Bulgaria’s Plovdiv
A private collection of over 1,000 sea fauna fossils from different geological eras has been exhibited in the Museum of Natural History in the southern Bulgarian city of Plovdiv.
History Museum in Bulgaria’s Ruse, Roman Fortress Sexaginta Prista, Medieval City Cherven Saw 20% More Visitors in 2015
The arcihaeological, historical, and cultural monuments in Bulgaria’s Danube city of Ruse, including the Ancient Roman fortress Sexaginta Prista and the large medieval Bulgarian city and fortress of Cherven, saw almost 20% more visitors in 2015 compared with 2016.
Museum of Natural History in Bulgaria’s Burgas Buys Out Rare Black Sea Coast Fossils with Donation
A one-time donation has helped the Museum of Natural History in the Bulgarian Black Sea city of Burgas to buy out rare fossil finds which had been auctioned off by their finder.
Natural History Museum in Bulgaria’s Burgas Seeks Donations to Buy Out Rare Fossils Found on Black Sea Coast
The Museum of Natural History in the Bulgarian Black Sea city of Burgas has issued a call for donations in order to be able to acquire rare fossils which were discovered by locals on the Black Sea coast, in the…
Bulgaria’s Varshets to Set Up Paleontology Museum with Sculptures of Prehistoric Mammals in Joint Project with Romania’s Constanta
Varshets Municipality in Northwest Bulgaria has developed a project for establishing a museum of paleontology featuring sculptures of prehistoric mammals whose fossils were found near Varshets in a huge deposit in the 1990s. The BGN 2 million (app. EUR 1…
Construction Worker Stumbles Upon 10-Million-Year-Old Whale Fossils near Bulgaria’s Vidin
A construction worker has found fossils of what has been described as a “whale-like mammal” during work on a new dumping site for household waste near the northwestern Bulgarian city of Vidin.
Bulgaria’s Black Sea Resort Primorsko Opens Brand New History Museum with Rich Archaeological Collections
Bulgaria’s Black Sea resort town of Primorsko has opened its own museum of history which features rich collections of archaeological finds including artifacts dating back to 5,000 BC, and items derived from underwater archaeology explorations along Bulgaria’s southern coast.
Prehistoric People in Bulgaria’s Yabalkovo Had Domesticated Chickens, ‘Ate Europe’s First Omelette’ 8,000 Years Ago, Archaeologist Reveals
The prehistoric people inhabiting the Early Neolithic settlement near today’s town of Yabalkovo, Dimitrovgrad Municipality, in Southern Bulgaria, had domesticated hens some 8,000 years ago, meaning that chickens were raised in Europe much earlier than previously thought, reveals Bulgarian archaeologist…
Bulgarian Paleontologists Find Prehistoric Whale Fossil on Black Sea Coast near Varna
The fossil of a prehistoric whale from the Cetotherium sp. family has been discovered in a rock on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast near the city of Varna.