Bulgaria’s Belovo Seeks to Promote Impressive Early Christian Basilica as Archaeology, Cultural Tourism Site
Promotion of the rather well preserved but unknown ruins of an impressive Early Christian basilica (the Belovo Basilica) from the long defunct Late Antiquity and medieval city of Leuka (Leuke) is a main objective of the authorities in Belovo Municipality,…
1,000-Year-Old Child’s Bracelet with Virgin Mary Stamp Found at Momchil’s Fortress in Southern Bulgaria
A metal child’s bracelet from the 11th-12th century with a stamp depicting the Virgin Mary – or the Holy Mother of God, as she is known in Eastern Orthodox Christianity – has been discovered by archaeologists during the excavations of…
Bulgaria’s Smolyan Renovates Museum Dedicated to Hungarian Poet Laszlo Nagy
The city of Smolyan in the Rhodope Mountains in Southern Bulgaria has completed the renovation of its museum dedicated to the life and work of famous Hunagarian poet and translator Laszlo Nagy (László Nagy) (1925-1978).
Archaeologists Find 6th Century AD Brazier in Kalyata Fortress near Bulgaria’s Yakoruda
A ceramic brazier, a container for hot coal typically used for heating, which dates back to the 6th century AD, i.e. the Early Byzantine period, has been discovered by archaeologists excavating the Late Antiquity and medieval fortress of Kalyata near…
Early Christian Belovo Basilica to Be Featured in Photo Exhibit on ‘Christianity in Bulgaria’ in Moscow
The ruins of the Late Antiquity Belovo Basilica located near the town of Golyamo Belovo, Belovo Municipality, in Southwest Bulgaria, which is known as one of the best preserved Early Christian monuments in the country, will be featured in a…
Thracologists Discover Ancient Thracian Rock Step Pyramid in Eastern Rhodope Mountains in Southern Bulgaria
An Ancient Thracian rock step pyramid with a rock sun temple dating back to 2500 BC has been identified in the Eastern Rhodope Mountains in Southern Bulgaria by an expedition of historians and thracologists.
Archaeologists Find Child Funeral, Marble Cross at Early Christian Basilica near Bulgaria’s Rakitovo
A child grave and number of intriguing archaeological artifacts including a large marble cross fragment have been discovered by archaeologists excavating an Early Christian basilica in an area known as Nikolitsa near the town of Rakitovo, Pazardzhik District, in the…
Bulgaria’s Razlog Unveils Restoration of 2nd Century BC Reliefs from Ancient Thracian Sun Shrine
Ornate Ancient Thracian relief marble steles from a Thracian shrine dedicated to the sun have been restored in the southwestern Bulgarian town of Razlog, with a permanent open-air exhibition of replicas of the steles being unveiled in its downtown.
Bulgarian Archaeologists Start Excavations of Looted Ancient Thracian Shrine on Mount Ostrets near Velingrad
Bulgarian archaeologists have started excavations of an Ancient Thracian shrine on Mount Ostrets in the Rhodope Mountains near the spa resort of Velingrad, Snezhana Veleva, Director of the Regional Museum of History in the southern city of Pazardzhik, has announced.