2 Prehistoric Artifacts from Bulgaria Included in ‘Earth as Heritage’ Exhibition in Lyon’s ‘Confluence Museum’ in France
Two prehistoric artifacts from Bulgaria from the 6th and 5th millennium BC have been included in an exhibition entitled “The Earth as a Heritage: From the Neolithic till Our Time” of the Confluence Museum (Musée des Confluences) in the French…
Slab with Marching Ancient Greek Warriors Discovered at Apollo Temples on Ancient Black Sea Island in Bulgaria’s Sozopol
A 2,500-year-old slab, a relief depicting marching Ancient Greek warriors, or hoplites, has been discovered among other finds in the recent archaeological excavations of two temples of ancient god Apollo on the St. Cyricus Island, today a peninsula, in the…
Crusaders from Third Crusade Destroyed 11th-Century Byzantine Empire’s Fortress in Southeast Bulgaria Destroyed, Archaeologists Find
A small but remarkable Byzantine fortress, which existed in the 11th – 12th century in today’s Southeast Bulgaria, was seemingly destroyed by the Western European knights from the Third Crusade in 1189 – 1192 AD, the archaeological research team has…
Bulgaria to Turn Former Black Sea Island near Sozopol into Archaeology Museum with Aid from Louvre, France, OAE
Bulgaria’s Ministry of Culture is planning to use help from the Louvre Museum in Paris, France, and its affiliate in Abu Dhabi, OAE, in order to turn the St. Cyricus Island, formerly a small Black Sea island off the coast…
Young Doctor Becomes First 2020 Visitor of Tsarevets Fortress and All of Bulgaria’s Museum Sites
A young medical doctor, 25-year-old Elitsa Bodurova, has become the first visitor of Bulgaria’s most popular archaeological and historical site, the Tsarevets Fortress in Veliko Tarnovo, and all of Bulgaria’s museum sites for 2020.
France Returns to Senegal Sword of Anti-Colonial Ruler, Islamic Scholar Omar Saidou Tall
France has formally returned to the nation of Senegal a sword which belonged to 19th century West African ruler, Islamic scholar, and anti-colonial fighter Omar Saidou Tall.
Italy, Europol Bust 23 Suspects, Seize 10,000 Roman, Greek Artifacts Looted from Calabria in Operation ‘Achaeans’
A massive police operation codenamed “Achaeans” against treasure hunting and the trafficking of archaeological artifacts carried out in Italy, France, Germany, Serbia, and the UK, has led to the arrests of 23 suspects and the seizure of some 10,000 artifacts…
Bulgaria’s Black Sea City Burgas to Build Park with Scale Models of European Landmarks
The city of Burgas, the center of Bulgaria’s Southern Black Sea coast with its many resorts, is set to build a new cultural landmark – a park with scale models of European landmarks from all over the continent.
Ivanovo Rock Churches near Bulgaria’s Danube City Ruse Attract Double Number of Foreign Tourists in 2018
The number of foreign tourists who visited the Ivanovo Rock-Hewn Churches, a UNESCO World Heritage Site near the Danube city of Ruse in Northeast Bulgaria, doubled in 2018 compared with 2017.
Bulgaria’s Veliko Tarnovo Sees Big Hikes in Numbers of Chinese, American, French Tourists in 2018
The archaeological, historical, and cultural tourism sites from the Antiquity, Middle Ages and the Modern Age in the city of Veliko Tarnovo, including Bulgaria’s most popular landmark, the Tsarevets Fortress, saw major increases in the numbers of foreign tourists from…
8-Year-Old Girl Becomes First Visitor of Tsarevets Fortress, All of Bulgaria’s Landmarks for 2019
An 8-year-old girl, Boyana Tsanevska from Varna, has become the first visitor for 2019 of Bulgaria’s most popular archaeological and historical site, the Tsarevets Hill Fortress in Veliko Tarnovo.
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.
Bulgaria’s Top Cultural Tourism Destination Veliko Tarnovo Sees 260,000 Tourists in January – July 2018
Almost 258,000 tourists have visited the rich historical, archaeological, and cultural tourism sites from the Antiquity, Middle Ages and the Modern Age in the city of Veliko Tarnovo in Central North Bulgaria.
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.
Bulgaria Admitted to European Archaeological Council at Cultural Heritage Symposium in Sofia
Bulgaria has become the newest full-fledged member of the European Archaeological Council (Europae Archaeologiae Consilium, EAC) as the Bulgarian National Institute and Museum of Archaeology in Sofia has hosted the 19th Heritage Management Symposium of EAC.
Bulgaria’s National Institute and Museum of Archaeology Hosting 19th Symposium of European Archaeological Council
Bulgaria’s National Institute and Museum of Archaeology in Sofia, part of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, is hosting the 19th Heritage Management Symposium of the European Archaeological Council (Europae Archaeologiae Consilium, EAC).
Bulgaria’s Veliko Tarnovo Sees 26% More Foreign Tourists in 2017 Year-on-Year, Including Tsarevets Fortress
The various rich historical, archaeological, and cultural tourism sites from the Antiquity, Middle Ages and the Modern Age managed by the Regional Museum of History in the city of Veliko Tarnovo in Central North Bulgaria have seen 26% more foreign…
For Another’s Freedom: Bulgarian Rebel Leaders Who Fought to Liberate Greece
Bulgaria and Greece are (the) two European countries that are about as ancient as it gets. But possibly the first thing that comes to mind regarding their relations in historical terms are the horrific, back-stabbing Modern Era wars the two…
Global Sea Level Rise Gravely Underestimated, Tripled since Early 1990s, Study Finds
Rise of global sea level resulting from global warming has been largely underestimated, according to a new study. It has found that global sea level rise accelerated threefold between 1993 and 2012 – from 1.1 to 3.1 millimeters per year….
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.
Military History Museums in Bulgaria’s Pleven Saw Almost 150,000 Visitors in 2016
The eight Museums of Military History in the northern Bulgarian city of Pleven, which are dedicated to the Russian-Turkish War of 1877-1878 partially liberating Bulgaria from the Ottoman Empire, saw a total of 146,000 visitors in 2016.
Americans Largest Group of Foreign Tourists in Bulgaria’s Veliko Tarnovo, Trapesitsa Fortress Restoration Yet to Bear Fruit
US tourists are once again the largest group of foreign visitors to view the numerous archaeological, historical, and cultural monuments in Bulgaria’s Veliko Tarnovo, the successor of medieval Tarnovgrad which was the capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire (1185-1396/1422).
6,000-Year-Old Cranial Amulet Discovered in Kozareva Mogila Prehistoric Settlement near Bulgaria’s Black Sea Coast
A round cranial amulet, i.e. one made out of a human skull, has been discovered during the 2016 archaeological excavations of the Kozareva Mogila (“Goat Mound”) prehistoric settlement near Bulgaria’s Black Sea resort of Pomorie.
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.
Bulgaria’s Varna Marks 95 Years as Black Sea Resort, Recalls Its First Foreign Tourists: French Intellectuals on Cruise
The Bulgarian city of Varna has marked its 95th anniversary since receiving the formal status of a Black Sea resort, and the 117th anniversary since welcoming its first foreign tourists ever – a group of “French intellectuals”.
Bulgaria’s Most Famous Thracian Treasure, the Panagyurishte Gold Treasure, to ‘Return to Home Town’ after Two-Year Lapse
The original of the most famous of all of Bulgaria’s treasures from Ancient Thrace, the Panagyurishte Gold Treasure, is to “return” to its “home town”, Panagyurishte, Plovdiv District, for a two-month exhibition.
164 More Old Bulgarian (Slavonic) Manuscripts Uploaded to Specialized Digital Library of Sofia University
Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” (“St. Clement of Ohrid”) has announced the expansion of its specialized digital library of manuscripts in Old Bulgarian, also known as Slavonic or Church Slavonic, through the “digitization” and uploading of a total of 164…
100th Anniversary of Bulgaria’s Submarine Force Celebrated with Special Exhibit in Naval History Museum in Black Sea City Varna
The 100th anniversary since the launched of the submarine force of the Bulgarian Navy has been celebrated with a special jubilee exhibition of the Naval Museum in the Black Sea city of Varna
Coins of 42 Roman and Byzantine Emperors Discovered at Late Antiquity Fortress Kovachevsko Kale near Bulgaria’s Popovo So Far
The archaeological excavations of the Late Roman and Early Byzantine fortress of Kovachevsko Kale, which is located near the town of Popovo in Northern Bulgaria, have so far led to the discovery of coins of a total of 42 Roman…
US, Romanian Tourists Top List of Foreign Visitors of Capital of Second Bulgarian Empire Veliko Tarnovo
Visitors from the USA are the largest group of foreign tourists to visit the archaeological, historical, and cultural monuments of the city of Veliko Tarnovo in Central North Bulgaria which is the successor of Tarnovgrad, the capital of the Second…
Head of Thracian King Seuthes III, Panagyurishte Gold Treasure Are Bulgaria’s Most Popular Archaeological ‘Gems’ Abroad, Culture Ministry Says
The bronze head sculpture of Ancient Thracian Odrysian King Seuthes III (r. ca. 331-ca. 300 BC) and the Ancient Thracian Panagyurishte Gold Treasure are Bulgaria’s most popular archaeological treasures abroad, and are in greater demand than any other Bulgarian artifacts…
Archaeologists Find Ceramic Sarcophagus in Necropolis of Ancient Greek Polis Apollonia Pontica in Bulgaria’s Sozopol
A ceramic sarcophagus is one of the most interesting finds from the 2015 archaeological excavations of the necropolis of the Ancient Greek polis Apollonia Pontica, today’s Bulgarian town of Sozopol, on the Black Sea coast.
‘Golden Legend’ Exhibit Featuring Some of Bulgaria’s Prehistoric, Ancient Thracian Treasures Opens in Japan’s Museum of Western Art in Tokyo
The “Golden Legend” exhibition, which features some of Bulgaria’s most impressive treasures from the Prehistory and Ancient Thrace, has been opened in The National Museum of Western Art in the Japanese capital Tokyo.
Bulgaria’s Ancient Thracian, Prehistoric Treasures to Be Shown in ‘Golden Legend’ Exhibit in Japan’s Tokyo, Sendai, and Nagoya
Some of Bulgaria’s most impressive Ancient Thracian archaeological treasures which were part of the recent Bulgarian exhibition on Ancient Thrace in the Louvre Museum in Paris will be exhibited in the Japanese cities Tokyo, Sendai, and Nagoya.
French Magazine Says Bulgaria’s Ancient Thracian Exhibit in Louvre Was One of Europe’s Best in Summer 2015
Bulgaria’s Ancient Thracian exhibit in the Louvre Museum in Paris, France, which lasted from April until July 2015, was one of Europe’s best exhibitions in Summer 2015, according to French magazine “Connaissance des Arts” (“Knowledge of the Arts”), as cited…