1st Century BC Traces of Earliest Roman Presence in Bulgaria on Danube Discovered Halfway between Major Antiquity Cities Bononia (Vidin) and Ratiaria (Archar)
A vast archaeological site, which was an Ancient Roman settlement with traces from the earliest Roman presence in today’s Bulgaria in the 1st century BC and was located halfway between the large Roman Empire cities of Bononia (today’s Vidin) and…
32 of Bulgaria’s Roman Frontier Danube Sites to Bid for UNESCO World Heritage Status in Joint Endeavor with Romania, Serbia, Croatia
A total of 32 Ancient Roman sites in Bulgaria – including fortresses, settlements, road stations and production facilities – are included in a joint project with neighboring countries Romania, Serbia, and Croatia to apply for UNESCO World Heritage status as…
Archaeologist Figures Out Thracian Name of Roman Danube City Sexaginta Prista, Bulgaria’s Ruse
The Ancient Thracian name and thus the earliest name of today’s Danube city of Ruse in Northeast Bulgaria, the successor of the Roman Empire city of Sexaginta Prista, was probably Plestrodava, a Bulgarian archaeologist hypothesizes.
3 Newly Found Gold Rings Reveal Antiquity, Middle Ages Life in Danube Region of Northeast Bulgaria
Archaeologists have discovered a total of three gold rings from the Antiquity, High Middle Ages, and Late Middle Ages in diverse archaeological sites in the Danube region of Ruse in today’s Northeast Bulgaria.
Archaeologists Unearth Burgus (Tower Fort) in Lesser Known Roman Danube Fortress Bulldozed by Treasure Hunters in Northwest Bulgaria
Archaeologists have exposed what was a burgus, a Late Roman Era tower fort, or a centrally located tower inside Pomodiana, a little known but massive Late Roman and Early Byzantine Fortress on the Danube River in today’s Northwest Bulgaria, which,…
Thracian Pits, Roman, Byzantine Buildings Found in Rescue Digs in Sexaginta Prista Fortress in Bulgaria’s Danube City Ruse
Ancient Thracian ritual pits, an Ancient Roman building, and Early Byzantine masonry as well as Western European porcelain from the 19th century, among other items, have been found during partial rescue excavations on the territory of the Sexaginta Prista fortress…
Archaeologists Discover Western Gate of Ancient Roman, Byzantine Fortress Bononia in Bulgaria’s Danube City Vidin
The massive western fortress gate and seemingly the main entrance of the Ancient Roman and Early Byzantine city of Bononia has been discovered by archaeologists in the city of Vidin in Northwest Bulgaria, on the Danube River.
Ancient Roman Market Draws Crowd in Sexaginta Prista Fortress in Bulgaria’s Danube City Ruse
The 9th edition of the Ancient Roman Market in Bulgaria’s Danube city of Ruse has been held in the Sexaginta Prista Fortress gathering a large crowd of visitors to its events including historical reenactments, bazaars, and workshops.
Bulgaria’s Danube City Ruse to Hold Ancient Roman Market in Sexaginta Prista Fortress
Bulgaria’s Danube city of Ruse is set to hold the 9th edition of its annual Roman Market, a historical reenactment event traditionally held in the Ancient Roman fortress of Sexaginta Prista.
3rd Century AD Marble Child Head, Ancient Chamber Pot Discovered in Roman City Novae near Bulgaria’s Svishtov
A marble from a small child statue from the 3rd century AD and an ancient chamber pots are some of the most interesting finds from the first days of the 2019 archaeological excavations of the Ancient Roman military camp and…
Culverin Cannonballs from Vlad Dracula’s 1461 Victory over Ottoman Turks Found in Danube Fortress Zishtova in Bulgaria’s Svishtov
Cannonballs from culverins – primitive early medieval cannons – most probably used in 1461 during the conquest of the Zishtova Fortress by Wallacian Voivode Vlad III Dracula, also known as Vlad the Impaler, from the Ottoman Turks have been discovered…
For 60th Year in Row Bulgarian, Polish Archaeologists to Excavate Ancient Roman City Novae in Danube Town Svishtov
For the 60th year in a row, Bulgarian and Polish archaeologists are beginning their annual excavations of the Ancient Roman military camp and city of Novae located near today’s Danube town of Svishtov.
Decagonal Roman Fortress Tower from Ancient Bononia Unearthed in Bulgaria’s Danube City Vidin
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.
Bulgarian Archaeologists Tracking Treasure Hunters’ Raids Using Google Maps, Google Earth
Some Bulgarian archaeologists have found a novel way of tackling the damage done to the country’s tremendous archaeological heritage on a daily basis by ruthless treasure hunters by using Google Maps and Google Earth, an archaeologist reveals.
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.
Bulgarian, German Archaeologists Excavate Largest Lime Production Center in 4th Century AD Roman Empire near Danube River
What is said to have been the largest base for the production of lime, the construction material made from limestone, in the Roman Empire in the 4th century AD is being excavated by a joint team of Bulgarian and German…
Fortress Tower of Ancient Odessos Found by Chance in Bulgaria’s Varna Affirms Data about Odd Early Byzantine District Quaestura Exercitus
A Late Antiquity fortress wall tower from the Ancient Thracian, Greek, and Roman city of Odessos (Odessus) has been discovered by accident in the Black Sea city of Varna, with rescue archaeological excavations affirming data about the existence of Quaestura…
Book on Bulgaria’s Roman Danube Cities Durostorum, Novae Honors Archaeologist Peti Donevski’s 70th Birthday
A book with a compilation of research papers by archaeologist Peti Donevski, a renowned Bulgarian researcher of the Roman Danube military camps and cities Durostorum (today’s Silistra) and Novae (today’s Svishtov) has been published on the occasion of his 70th…
Archaeologists Unearth Roman Empire’s Danube Road, Mysterious ‘Fortresslike’ Building in Ancient Novae near Bulgaria’s Svishtov
A section of the main road of the Roman Empire which ran all along the southern bank of the Danube River has been unearthed by the Bulgarian and Polish archaeologists excavating the city of Novae near today’s town of Svishtov.
Bulgaria’s Danube City Ruse Holds 5th Annual ‘Roman Market’ of Ancient Fortress Sexaginta Prista
The 5th edition of the annual “Roman Market” has been held at the ancient and medieval fortress Sexaginta Prista in Bulgaria’s Danube city of Ruse.
Bulgaria’s Danube City of Ruse to Stage ‘Roman Market’ in Ancient, Medieval Fortress Sexaginta Prista
A “Roman Market” is to be held on September 24-25, 2016, in the ancient and medieval fortress Sexaginta Prista in Bulgaria’s Danube city of Ruse.
Archaeologists Start 2016 Excavations of Roman City Sexaginta Prista in Bulgaria’s Danube City of Ruse
An archaeological team has started the 2016 summer excavations of the Ancient Roman city of Sexaginta Prista in the Danube city of Ruse in Northeast Bulgaria.
Ancient Roman Fortress Sexaginta Prista in Bulgaria’s Danube City of Ruse Gets New Signs, More Foreign Tourists
The Regional Museum of History in the Danube city of Ruse in Northeast Bulgaria has installed new information signs at the ruins of the the Ancient Roman fortress of Sexaginta Prista.
Archaeologists Discover Pillar with Inscription Honoring Roman Emperor Philip the Arab at Sostra Fortress near Bulgaria’s Troyan
A sizable Ancient Roman stone pillar with an inscription honoring Roman Emperor Philip the Arab (r. 244-249 AD) has been discovered during the 2016 excavations of a Roman road station close to the Sostra Fortress near the town of Lomets,…
Bulgarian, Polish Archaeologists Begin 57th Archaeological Season in Roman City Novae near Bulgaria’s Danube Town of Svishtov
The first team of Bulgarian and Polish archaeologists have begun the 57th archaeological season in a row in the Ancient Roman city of Novae located at the southernmost point of the Danube River near the today’s town of Svishtov.
2016 Excavations of Sexaginta Prista Fortress in Bulgaria’s Danube City of Ruse to Focus on Late Hellenistic Layer
The upcoming 2016 summer archaeological excavations of the Ancient Roman city of Sexaginta Prista in the Danube city of Ruse in Northeast Bulgaria are to research the eastern section of its fortress wall.
Bulgaria’s Cabinet Grants Management Rights for Late Antiquity, Medieval Fortress Iatrus to Tsenovo Municipality
Bulgaria’s Cabinet has formally granted to the northeastern Tsenovo Municipality, Ruse District, management rights for the Late Roman and Early Byzantine fortress Iatrus, which was also an early medieval Ancient Bulgar settlement.
Bulgaria’s Kula to Restore Archaeology Museum at Roman Fortress Castra Martis, Promotes Joint Route with Felix Romuliana (Gamzigrad) in Serbia
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.
Archaeologists Find Preserved 7-Meter Tall Late Antiquity Fortress Wall of Ancient Roman City Sexaginta Prista in Bulgaria’s Ruse
A previously unknown section of the Late Antiquity fortress wall of the Ancient Roman city of Sexaginta Prista has been discovered in the Danube city of Ruse in Northeast Bulgaria.
Bulgaria’s Ruse, Romania’s Constanta Start Project for ‘Interactive Visualization’ of Roman Empire’s Lower Danube Frontier (Limes Moesiae)
Universities and museums from Bulgaria’s Danube city of Ruse and Romania’s Black Sea city of Constanta are starting an EU funded project for creating “interactive visualization” of the Ancient Roman heritage of their respective regions.
Bulgaria’s Svishtov Starts Clean-up of Archaeological Preserve of Ancient Roman City Novae
The local authorities in the Danube town of Svishtov in Northern Bulgaria have staged a full-scale clean-up of the territory of the Archaeological Preserve of the Ancient Roman military camp and city of Novae.
Mayor of Bulgaria’s Kula Calls for Urgent Restoration of Ancient Thracian Fortress Castra Martis
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.
Unknown Richly Decorated Statue of Roman Emperor Trajan Kept in Storage of Bulgaria’s National Museum of History for Decades
An unknown statue of Roman Emperor Trajan (r. 98-117 AD) with a rich decoration of motifs from the ancient mythology has been kept for decades at the Laboratory of Bulgaria’s National Museum of History.
Late Roman Fortress Iatrus near Bulgaria’s Krivina to Be Managed by Tsvenovo Municipality as Cultural Tourism Site
The Late Roman and Early Byzantine fortress Iatrus, which was also an early medieval Ancient Bulgar settlement, will be managed by Tsenovo Municipality in order to be developed as a cultural tourism site.
3 Treasure Hunters to Be Tried for Looting Ancient Roman City Novae in Bulgaria’s Svishtov
Three men are going to be tried for treasure hunting by the District Court in the northern Bulgarian city of Veliko Tarnovo as they have been caught looting the Ancient Roman military camp and city of Novae near today’s town…