7,000-Year-Old Kilns from Prehistoric Ceramics Workshop Dug Up at Bazovets Settlement Mound in Northeast Bulgaria
Two kilns from the Early Chalcolithic (Aeneolithic, Copper Age) period – ca. 4,800 – 4,600 BC – which seem to have been part of a prehistoric pottery-making center, have been unearthed at the Bazovets Settlement Mound in Northeast Bulgaria.
Which Is the World’s Oldest Gold? The Five Oldest Gold Treasures: All from the 5th Millenium BC, All Found in Bulgaria, All Made by ‘Old Europe’
Humanity’s thirst for GOLD throughout the last – as it turns out – nearly 7,000 years has been very prominent, and so the question of which the oldest gold in the world is has been captivating the imagination of people…
International Mission Starts Research of Roman, Byzantine City Zaldapa in Northeast Bulgaria Funded by Canada and France
The first International Mission comprising scholars from six different countries has started its archaeological research of the major but little explored Late Roman and Early Byzantine city of Zaldapa in Northeast Bulgaria under a five-year project.
Richly Decorated Bronze Hand of Thracian, Phrygian God Sabazios Shown by History Museum in Bulgaria’s Gabrovo
A richly decorated bronze hand of Ancient Thracian, Phrygian, and Roman Era god Sabazios from the Antiquity period has been shown to the public for the first time by its owner, the Regional Museum of History in the city of…
Archaeologists Find Huge Crypt with Early Christian Martyrs’ Bones in Roman, Byzantine City Zaldapa in Northeast Bulgaria
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 Tervel Showcases Finds from Newly Discovered Early Christian Basilica in Byzantine City Palmate
The finds from one of Bulgaria’s very intriguing archaeological discoveries in 2016, an Early Christian basilica found in the previously unexplored ancient city of Palmate, have been showcased in a new exhibition of the History Museum in the northeastern town…
Broken 2nd Century AD Krater Featuring Dionysus ‘Donated’ to History Museum in Bulgaria’s Dobrich
A rare ancient krater, a special vessel for mixing wine and water, from the 2nd century AD, which features scenes with Ancient Thracian and Greek deity Dionysus, has been “donated” to the Regional Museum of History in the city of…
Museum Workers Urge Special Permits for Metal Detectors to Combat Bulgaria’s Rampant Treasure Hunting
Special permits for the ownership and usage of metal detectors must be introduced in Bulgaria as a measure designed to crack down on the rampant treasure hunting destroying thousands of archaeological, historical, and cultural monuments, museum workers have urged.
Archaeologist Discovers Large Early Christian Basilica with Unusually Tall Synthronon in Palmate Fortress in Northeast Bulgaria
A 5th century AD Early Christian basilica has been discovered during the first ever archaeological excavations of the Late Antiquity and medieval fortress Palmate near the town of Onogur, Tervel Municipality, in Northeast Bulgaria.
French, Canadian Archaeologists to Join Bulgarian Colleagues for Excavations of Roman, Byzantine City Zaldapa
French and Canadian archaeologists are going to join their Bulgarian colleagues for a second year in a row in the excavations of the Ancient Thracian, Ancient Roman, and Early Byzantine fortress Zaldapa in Northeast Bulgaria.
Roman Era Getae-Dacian Family Tomb Discovered in Bulgaria’s Velikovo in Rescue Excavations after Treasure Hunting Raid
A Roman Era family tomb with Getae-Dacian, i.e. Thracian features has been discovered near the town of Velikovo, General Toshevo Municipality, in Bulgaria’s northeastern Dobrich District.
Late Antiquity, Medieval Fortress Palmatis in Northeast Bulgaria to Be Excavated for the First Time
The Late Antiquity and medieval fortress Palmatis near the town of Onogur, Tervel Municipality, in Northeast Bulgaria, which has never been seen archaeological excavations before, is to be excavated for the first time.
Bulgarian Archaeologists Launch Rescue Excavations of Ancient Black Sea Port, Fortress Caria near Shabla
A team of archaeologists from the Regional Museum of History in the northeastern Bulgarian city of Dobrich has launched rescue excavations of the Caria Fortress, an ancient Black Sea port near today’s town of Shabla, much of which is under…
Ancient Roman, Early Byzantine Fortress Zaldapa in Northeast Bulgaria Granted Highest Status for Cultural Heritage Monuments
The Ancient Thracian, Ancient Roman, and Early Byzantine fortress Zaldapa located between the towns of Abrit and Dobrin, Dobrich District, in Northeast Bulgaria, has been granted the country’s highest status for cultural monuments.
Bulgaria’s Dobrich to Restore, Promote ‘Glorious Rock’ Fortress in Joint Cultural Tourism Project with Romania’s Constanta
The Slavnata Kanara (Glorious Rock) Fortress near the towns of Debrene and Prilep in Northeast Bulgaria is to be restored and promoted as a site for cultural tourism as part of a joint project of the Administration of Bulgaria’s Dobrich…
Archaeologists Discover Saint’s Crypt in Early Christian Basilica in Roman and Byzantine Fortress Zaldapa in Northeast Bulgaria
The crypt of a Christian saint or martyr has been discovered in an Early Christina basilica by the archaeologists excavating the Ancient Thracian, Roman, and Early Byzantine fortress Zalpada located near the town of Abrit, Krushari Municipality, in Northeast Bulgaria.
Bulgarian Archaeologists Find Stone Inscription, Red Marble Pillar in Bishop’s Basilica in Roman and Byzantine Fortress Zaldapa
A stone inscription in Greek has been discovered by the archaeologists excavating the ruins of a Christian bishop’s basilica in the Roman and Byzantine fortress of Zaldapa, which is located in Krushari Municipality, Dobrich District, in Northeast Bulgaria.
Treasure Hunters Steal Ancient Artifacts from Roman and Byzantine Fortress Zaldapa in Northeast Bulgaria
Two cases of theft of ancient artifacts by treasure hunters have been registered during the second excavations of the large Late Roman and Early Byzantine fortress Zaldapa built on top of an Ancient Thracian settlement near the town of Abrit…
French, Canadian Archaeologists Visit Bulgarian Colleagues for Excavations of Ancient Roman and Byzantine Fortress Zaldapa
Archaeologists from France and Canada have visited their colleagues from the Dobrich Regional Museum of History in the second annual excavations of the large Late Roman and Early Byzantine fortress Zaldapa built on top of an Ancient Thracian settlement near…
History Museum in Bulgaria’s Dobrich Revives Europe’s Earliest Christian Rock Monastery
An Early Christian rock monastery in Northeast Bulgaria, which according to some historians and archaeologists is the oldest of its kind in Europe, has been revived for the first time since the conquest of the medieval Bulgarian Empire by the…
Bulgaria’s Dobrichka Municipality Refuses Again Funding for Excavations of ‘Glorious Rock’ Fortress
The Town Council in Bulgaria’s northeastern Dobrichka Municipality has snubbed for the second time the request of the Regional Museum of History in the city of Dobrich to allocate funding for the archaeological excavations of the Slavnata Kanara (Glorious Rock)…
Bulgarian Cabinet Grants Dobrich History Museum Excavation Rights for ‘Glorious Rock’ Fortress
Bulgaria’s Council of Ministers has granted the Regional Museum of History in the northeastern city of Dobrich three-year usage rights for archaeological excavations for the property of the Slavnata Kanara (Glorious Rock) Fortress where in 2014 the local archaeologists found…
Bulgarian Archaeologist to Excavate Late Roman, Early Byzantine Fortress Zaldapa for 2nd Year
Bulgarian archaeologists are going to excavate for a second year in a row the large Late Roman and Early Byzantine fortress Zaldapa built on top of an Ancient Thracian settlement, near the town of Abrit in Northeast Bulgaria, albeit with…
Expedition Sets Out in Search of Archaeology Sites in Bulgaria’s General Toshevo Municipality
A special expedition of archaeologists from several institutions has set out to explore the archaeological heritage of one of Bulgaria’s most remote municipalities, General Toshevo Municipality, located in the very northeast of the country along the land border with Romania.
Renowned Bulgarian Archaeologist Prof. Henrieta Todorova Has Passed Away at 82
Renowned Bulgarian archaeologist, Prof. Henrieta Todorova from the National Institute and Museum of Archaeology, famous for her research of some of Europe’s earliest sites with traces of civilized prehistoric life (found in Northeast Bulgaria), has passed away at the age…
Black Sea Resort Shabla to Attract Tourists with Bulgaria’s First Paleolithic Open-Air Museum in Durankulak Lake
Bulgaria’s northeastern Black Sea resort town of Shabla has created the country’s first open-air Paleolithic museum at the site of a prehistoric settlement on the Big Island in the Durankulak Lake, near the town of Durankulak, Shabla Mayor Prof. Rayna…
18th Century Ottoman Naval Cannon Seized from Black Sea Treasure Hunters Exhibited in Bulgaria’s Dobrich
An 18th century cannon with a gun carriage of the Ottoman Navy in the Black Sea has been restored and showcased by the Regional Museum of History in the city of Dobrich in Northeast Bulgaria.
Bulgarian Archaeologists Find Bronze Belt Appliques of Ancient Bulgar Warrior at ‘Glorious Rock’ Fortress
Archaeologists have discovered bronze applications from the belt of an Ancient Bulgar warrior dating to the 9th-10th century AD, the height of the First Bulgarian Empire (632/680-1018 AD), during excavations of the Slavnata Kanara (Glorious Rock) Fortress near the towns…
Archaeologists Discover Treasure of Byzantine Bronze Coins at ‘Glorious Rock’ Fortress in Northeast Bulgaria
Bulgarian archaeologists from the Regional Museum of History in the northeastern city of Dobrich have found a treasure of 1,202 Byzantine silver coins from the 6th century AD during excavations of a little-known fortress in an area called Slavnata Kanara,…
Ancient Black Sea Port, Fortress Caria near Bulgaria’s Shabla ‘Sinking’ into the Sea, Report Alarms
The Caria Fortress, a major ancient Black Sea port near today’s town of Shabla in Northeast Bulgaria, is sinking further into the sea, a news report alarms.