Cup-Shaped Copper Coin of Tsar Ivan Asen II of Second Bulgarian Empire Released by National Bank, Archaeology Museum in Replica Collection
A replica of a copper scyphate, or a cup-shaped copper coin, minted by Tsar Ivan Asen II (r. 1218 – 1241) of the Second Bulgarian Empire is the second coin to be released by the Mint of the Bulgarian National…
Gold Coin of Tsar Ivan Asen II of Second Bulgarian Empire Released by Bulgarian National Bank, Archaeology Museum as Part of Replica Collection
A replica collection of coins minted by the Tsars of the Second Bulgarian Empire has been launched in a joint project by the Mint of the Bulgarian National Bank and the National Institute and Museum of Archaeology, with the first…
13th Century Woman Buried in Bulgaria’s Rahovets Fortress Had 12,000-Year-Old Gene Mutation of Europe’s Last Hunter-Gatherers
A 13th century woman, whose grave was discovered in 2017 in the Antiquity and medieval Rahovets Fortress in Central North Bulgaria, has turned to carry a 12,000-year-old gene mutation from Europe’s last nomads, hunter-gatherers who wandered through the continent as…
Archaeologists Find 3,000-Year-Old Likely Thracian Child Burial in Bulgaria’s Rahovets Fortress
A 3,000-year-old child burial, most likely Ancient Thracian, has been discovered at the Antiquity and medieval fortress of Rahovets near Gorna Oryahovitsa in Central North Bulgaria, providing more evidence the site had been inhabited earlier than originally thought.
20 kg Gold Donated for Gilding Domes of Bulgaria’s Medieval Patriarchate Church in Tsarevets Fortress in Veliko Tarnovo
A donor has donated 20 kilograms (44 pounds) of gold to be used to gild the domes of the restored church of the medieval Bulgarian Patriarchate in the Tsarevets Hill Fortress in today’s Veliko Tarnovo, capital of the Second Bulgarian…
Bulgaria Marks 775th Year since Passing of Tsar Ivan Asen II, Most Powerful Ruler of Second Bulgarian Empire
Bulgaria marked on Friday, June 24, 2016, the 775th year since the passing of Tsar Ivan Asen II (r. 1218-1241) known as the most powerful and successful ruler of the Second Bulgarian Empire (1185-1396).
Veliko Tarnovo Opens Restored Medieval Church ahead of Celebrations for 830th Anniversary of Founding of Second Bulgarian Empire
Ahead of the 830th anniversary of the founding of the Second Bulgarian Empire, the northern Bulgarian city of Veliko Tarnovo has opened for visitors and planned special events the restored St. Dimitar Solunksi (St. Demetrius of Thessaloniki) Church where 830…
Number of Tourists Visiting Asen’s Fortress in Bulgaria’s Asenovgrad Drops by 20% over Collapsed Road
More than 20% fewer tourists have visited one of Bulgaria’s most famous archaeological and historical landmarks – Asen’s Fortress (Asenova Krepost) in the southern town of Asenovgrad – because the road leading up to it has been damaged by a…
Medieval Asen’s Fortress in Bulgaria’s Asenovgrad Accessible Only by Foot over Collapsing Road
One of Bulgaria’s most famous archaeological and historical landmarks – Asen’s Fortress (Asenova Krepost) in the southern town of Asenovgrad – is accessible for tourists only by foot, after the local authorities have failed to fix the road leading up…
Bulgarian Government Snubs Bachkovo Monastery’s Attempt to Gain Ownership over Medieval Asen’s Fortress
The Bulgarian Cabinet has declared “absurd” a claim by the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, as represented by the Bachkovo Monastery, for the ownership of the famous medieval Asen’s Fortress located in the southern Bulgarian town of Asenovgrad.
Treasure Hunters in Bulgaria Get Away with Crimes Because of Undesignated Archaeological Sites, Archaeologist Says
Many treasure hunters in Bulgaria get away with punishments because of what appears to be a legislative loophole – charges against them fail in court if the archaeological sites where they had been caught digging are not designated as such,…
Landslide Destroys Part of Road to Medieval Asen’s Fortress in Bulgaria’s Asenovgrad
A new landslide has destroyed one of the two lanes of the road leading to the famous medieval Asen’s Fortress located in the southern Bulgarian town of Asenovgrad, Asenovgrad Municipality has alarmed.
Earliest Human Settlement at Medieval Asen’s Fortress Dating to 7th Millenium BC, Bulgarian Archaeologists Reveal
The area around the medieval Asen’s Fortress near the town of Asenovgrad in Southern Bulgaria has been inhabited since around the 7th-6th millennium BC, local archaeologists have revealed during a presentation of their finds from the 2014 summer excavations.
Bulgaria Celebrates 785 Years since Tsar Ivan Asen II’s Victory in Klokotnitsa Battle during Second Bulgarian Empire
Bulgaria celebrates Sunday, March 22, 2015, 785 years since one of the most important victories in its 1400-year history: the victory of Tsar Ivan Asen II (r. 1218-1241 AD), ruler of the Second Bulgarian Empire (1185-1396 AD), against the powerful…
Bulgarian Archaeologists Unearth Neolithic Bone Needle, 100-Meter Fortress Wall at Medieval Asen’s Fortress
A bone needle from the Neolithic as well as the uncovering of 110-meter fortress wall are some of the latest discoveries made by archaeologists at the medieval Bulgarian fortress known as Asen’s Fortress (Asenova Krepost) in Southern Bulgaria.