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…
Roman Emperor ‘Lied’, Thanked City for ‘Bribe’, Reveals Newly Decoded Inscription from Ancient Nicopolis ad Istrum in Bulgaria
A newly decoded ancient stone inscription in Ancient Greek reveals that Roman Emperor Septimius Severus and his son and Co-Emperor Caracalla told “political lies” and demonstrated corruption in the Roman Empire by expressing gratitude for a large-scale “bribe” from the…
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…
Top 20: Most Popular Stories on ArchaeologyinBulgaria.com in May 2019
Following are the 20 most popular stories with you, the readers of ArchaeologyinBulgaria.com, during the month of May 2019.
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.
Early Christian Bishop’s Residence, Reliquary Cross with Crucified Jesus Christ Found in Bulgaria’s Rock City Perperikon
An Early Christian bishop’s residence from the 5th century AD and a bronze engolpion cross depicting the crucified Jesus Christ have been discovered, among numerous other finds, by the archaeologists excavating the ancient rock city of Perperikon in Bulgaria’s Eastern…
12 Awesomely Inspiring Ancient Inscriptions Discovered by Archaeologists in Bulgaria Recently and What They Reveal
Ancient inscriptions are among the best windows into the past that archaeologists can find during their research.
Byzantine Amphora with Inscription Dedicated to Christ, Virgin Mary Found in Roman Fortress Trimammium in Northeast Bulgaria
Part of an Early Byzantine amphora with a fully preserved inscription in Ancient Greek dedicated to Jesus Christ and Virgin Mary has been discovered during the latest excavations of the Ancient Roman, medieval Byzantine and Bulgarian fortress of Trimammium near…
Bulgaria’s Pavlikeni Marks 40 Years since Discovery of Large Ancient Roman Silver Coin Treasure
One of the largest hoards of Ancient Roman silver coins to have ever been found in Bulgaria was discovered at a Roman ceramics factory and villa estate in the northern town of Pavlikeni 40 years ago.
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.
Volunteers in Excavations of Roman City Nicopolis Ad Istrum near Bulgaria’s Nikyup Get Free Archaeology, History Lectures
A total of 26 volunteers from Bulgaria and abroad, who have been selected to participate in the 2016 summer excavations of the large Ancient Roman city of Nicopolis ad Istrum situated near the city of Veliko Tarnovo in Central North…
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.
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 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.
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.
Bridge Construction Inscription of Roman Emperor Trajan Discovered at Ad Radices Road Station near Bulgaria’s Troyan
A fragment from an Ancient Roman inscription which may be connected with the construction of a bridge during the reign of Emperor Trajan (r. 98-117) has been discovered in the area of what once was a Roman road station near…
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…
Archaeologists Find Stone Eagle Relief near Ancient Roman City Novae in Bulgaria’s Svishtov
A stone relief depicting an eagle has been found near the Ancient Roman city of Novae in the Bulgarian Danube town of Svishtov.
Archaeologists Discover Inscription Dedicated to Apollo and Diana in Ancient Roman City Novae near Bulgaria’s Svishtov
The archaeologists excavating the Ancient Roman city of Novae near the Bulgarian Danube town of Svishtov have discovered a pedestal with an inscription in Latin which is dedicated to ancient deities Apollo and Diana.
Archaeologist Urges Promotion of Ancient Roman City Novae in Bulgaria’s Svishtov as Cultural Tourism Destination
Assoc. Prof. Pavlina Vladkova, an archaeologist from the Regional Museum of History in Bulgaria’s Veliko Tarnovo, has urged the promotion of the Ancient Roman city of Novae, whose ruins are located in the Danube town of Svishtov, as a cultural…
Bulgarian, Polish Archaeologists Start 56th Annual Excavations of Ancient Roman City Novae in Danube Town Svishtov
Archaeologists from Bulgaria and Poland are starting for the 56th consecutive year the archaeological excavations of the Ancient Roman military camp and city of Novae located near the Bulgarian Danube town of Svishtov.
10th Ancient Heritage Festival ‘Eagle on the Danube’ Kicks Off at Roman Fortress Novae in Bulgaria’s Svishtov
The 10th edition of the Ancient Heritage Festival “Eagle on the Danube” taking place in the Ancient Roman military camp and fortress of Novae near Bulgaria’s Danube town of Svishtov kicked off on Friday, June 5, 2015.
Bulgarian, Polish Archaeologists Set for Annual Excavations of Roman Military Camp Novae near Svishtov in July
Archaeologists from Bulgaria and Poland are planning to start their annual summer excavations of the Ancient Roman military camp and fortress Novae near the Danube town of Svishtov in mid July, 2015.
Bulgaria’s Svishtov to Host 10th Ancient Heritage Festival ‘Eagle on the Danube’ at Roman Military Camp Novae
Bulgaria’s Danube town of Svishtov is once again in exciting anticipation of the annual Ancient Heritage Festival “Eagle on the Danube”, a major international event designed to promote Antiquity history from the time of Ancient Rome and Ancient Thrace through…
Bulgarian Archaeologist Finds Ancient Roman Jacuzzi Heater at ‘Luxury’ Road Station near Sostra Fortress
Bulgarian archaeologist Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ivan Hristov has discovered a heater for an Ancient Roman Jacuzzi during the ongoing excavations of the Roman road station at the Sostra Fortress near the central town of Troyan.
Bulgarian Archaeologists Uncover More of ‘Luxury’ Ancient Roman Road Station in Fresh Excavations
Achaeologists from Bulgaria’s National Museum of History have uncovered more of what appears to have been a “luxury” Ancient Roman road station near the Roman fortress Sostra located close to today’s town of Troyan on the route of Via Traiana, a…
Bulgarian Prosecutors Charge 3 Men with Treasure Hunting Digs in Ancient Roman Military Camp Novae
Three men from the District of Pleven in Northern Bulgarian have been charged with treasure hunting on the territory of the Ancient Roman legionary base and city Novae located near today’s Danube city of Svishtov, Bulgaria’s Interior Ministry has announced.
Bulgarian Archaeologist Finds Skull of Human Sacrifice Victim, Roman Military Diploma at Ancient Thracian Sites
The skull of what is most probably a human sacrifice victim, and a Roman military diploma are some of the most interesting finds discovered at Ancient Thracians sites in the towns of Batin and Bretovitsa by Varbin Varbanov, an archaeologist…
Bulgaria’s Troyan Urges Recognition of Roman Archaeology Monuments along Emperor Trajan’s Road
Troyan Municipality in Central Bulgaria, together with several other towns, has moved closer to state recognition of the culture monument status of three local Ancient Roman sites along the so called Via Traiana, a Roman road used by Emperor Trajan…
Mysterious Benefactor from Maryland Returns Thracian Ax Labrys Smuggled from Bulgaria to USA
An Ancient Thracian labrys, a battle ax, which had apparently been smuggled out of Bulgaria to the United States, has been returned by a mysterious benefactor from the state of Maryland, who has shipped it with an anonymous parcel to…