The ruins of a decagonal fortress tower from the Ancient Roman city of Bononia – said to be the largest Roman fortress on the Lower Danube – have been uncovered by archaeologists in the city of Vidin in Northwest 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.
Over BGN 5 million (app. EUR 2.5 million) are needed for the restoration of the Baba Vida Fortress in Bulgaria’s Danube city of Vidin, which is the only fully preserved castle from the period of the medieval Bulgarian Empire.
The northwestern Bulgarian town of Kula is moving to restore an archaeological museum which used to exist at the ruins of the Ancient Roman fortress Castra Martis, whose preserved ruins include a 16-meter-tall tower.
The Ancient Roman fortress Castra Martis, whose preserved ruins include a 16-meter-tall tower, urgently needs conservation and restoration, according to Vladimir Vladimirov, Mayor of the town of Kula in Northwest Bulgaria.
The Baba Vida Castle in Bulgaria’s Danube city of Vidin, which is the best preserved fortress from the period of the medieval Bulgarian Empire, has been left without maintenance funding for the past six months, a local archaeologist has alarmed.
Archaeologists working on the rescue excavations in the Roman fortress of Almus in the Bulgarian Danube town of Lom, who recently discovered the western gate of the ancient city, have now found evidence that the fortifications underwent reconstructions during the…
The Ancient Roman fortress Bononia and the fortified medieval Bulgarian city of Badin / Bdin with the surviving castle (fortress) Baba Vida are the predecessors of modern-day northwestern Bulgarian Danube city of Vidin. The history of Vidin began in the…
Bulgaria’s Ministry of Culture has allocated no government funding whatsoever for the supposed continuation of the archaeological excavations of the Ancient Roman fortress Bononia in the northwestern Danube city of Vidin.
Bulgaria’s Ministry of Culture will provide only BGN 500,000 (app. EUR 255,000) for the numerous archaeological excavations throughout the country in 2015, archaeologists Olya Milanova from the Regional Museum of History in the northwestern city of Vidin, has pointed out.