Displaying items by tag: Mediaeval heritage

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 12:55

TRAVEL TO BULGARIA'S BEGINNINGS

Bulgaria was born, according to the most commonly accepted theory, in 681 when, after a humiliating defeat, the Byzantine emperor Constantine IV signed a peace treaty with Khan Asparuh, the man who had led the proto-Bulgarians south of the Danube. What happened next is still a keenly debated part of early Bulgarian history, but one thing is certain: the first centuries of Bulgaria's existence were turbulent.

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Wednesday, 11 May 2016 12:04

MEZEK

Treasure hunting has been a popular activity among the people in the southeast of Bulgaria since time immemorial. However, apart from the destruction that it continues to bring, there are a few occasions where this illegal activity has led to extremely interesting discoveries. The Thracian tomb discovered near the Mezek village, in the region of modern Svilengrad, is one such story.

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Thursday, 24 September 2015 13:29

ASENOVA FORTRESS

Medieval remains on edge of Rhodope

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Wednesday, 25 March 2015 15:13

BULGARIA'S FORTRESSES

Remnants of the Middle Ages, old fortifications sit atop sea cliffs, mountain peaks and river bends

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Tuesday, 01 April 2014 13:05

'RED' FORT BY A 'BLACK' RIVER

Cherven is one of Bulgaria's best preserved fortresses

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Monday, 24 February 2014 16:35

BULGARIA'S OLD CAPITALS THEN & NOW

Think Sofia says it all? Think again

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Tuesday, 05 November 2013 14:06

WŁADYSŁAW WARNEŃCZYK MAUSOLEUM

Formidable battle near Varna ended crusades

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Tuesday, 05 November 2013 13:47

UP IN THE SKY

Anevo Kale fortress hangs between paragliders and history-seekers

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Friday, 21 December 2012 15:36

OLD NESEBAR

Tourists, profit-hungry locals rob UNESCO site of erstwhile charm

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Thursday, 23 August 2012 13:24

GOOD CAPE

Kaliakra retains unspoilt beauty despite encroaching tourism and controversial wind turbines

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