Preslav Gold Treasure – First Bulgarian Empire – Veliki Preslav, Bulgaria

Preslav Gold Treasure – First Bulgarian Empire – Veliki Preslav, Bulgaria

The Preslav Gold Treasure was discovered by accident on April 11, 1978, in an area known as Kastana located right to the northwest of the ruins of the city of Veliki Preslav (“Great Preslav”) in today’s Northeast Bulgaria, which was…

Erkesiya: the Ancient Bulgar Border Rampart Containing Byzantium That Was Longer than Hadrian's Wall

Erkesiya: the Ancient Bulgar Border Rampart Containing Byzantium That Was Longer than Hadrian’s Wall

The Erkesiya was a 142-kilometer long (88 miles) border wall, or, rather, a border rampart, a fortification combining a moat, earthwork, stone and wood structures which was built by the Ancient Bulgars of the First Bulgarian Empire (632/680 – 1018)…