Displaying items by tag: Roman heritage

Monday, 24 February 2020 08:45

WHO WAS MAGDALINA STANCHEVA?

Archaeologist single-handedly defies Communist establishment, saves ruins of Central Sofia

Published in Vagabond Features
Monday, 23 December 2019 09:43

RAIDERS OF TREASURE MOUND

Maltepe Mound near Plovdiv is archaeological discovery of decade

Published in Vibrant Communities
Monday, 23 December 2019 09:21

FORTIFIED BULGARIA, PART 2

How many fortresses are there in Bulgaria? It is hard to say, as almost every year newly discovered ruins are added to the list. Some of them even belong to historical periods during which archaeologists believed fortifications were nonexistent.

Published in Vibrant Communities
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 15:23

FORTIFIED BULGARIA

Ancient, mediaeval and Ottoman forts evoke less-than-calm life

Published in Vibrant Communities
Wednesday, 30 October 2019 13:36

BISHOP'S BASILICA OF PHILIPPOPOLIS

Glimpse of mosaic treasures before official inauguration

Published in Vibrant Communities
Wednesday, 27 March 2019 18:14

SILENCE OF SHARDS

Roman pottery museum near nondescript town is one of Bulgaria's hidden gems

Published in High Beam

Even the most fascinating archaeological site is nothing more than an accumulation of stones if its history and contexts remain unknown. This May, for two days, historians, archaeologists, restorers and experts in other fields shared their findings and ideas about the Bishop's Basilica of Philippopolis at a scientific conference in Plovdiv.

Published in Bulgaria Society
Friday, 04 May 2018 12:40

NYMPHS OF KASNAKOVO

Ancient Roman shrine devoted to healing water still attracts patronage

Published in High Beam
Monday, 02 April 2018 15:40

FORGOTTEN GLORY OF RED CHURCH

Apart from St Sofia in the capital, the marvellous mosaics of the Bishop's Basilica and the Small Basilica in Plovdiv, and the remains of the metropolitan church in Nesebar, traces of the early Byzantine era in Bulgaria are scarce and little known. They do exist, however: forgotten remnants of the time when the Eastern Roman Empire was trying to hold back the invasions of the Barbarians in the Balkans. Most are nothing more than low crumbling walls, almost invisible in the undergrowth and interesting only to archaeologists. Others, however, are still striking, despite time, neglect and the depredations of those seeking second-hand building materials.

Published in High Beam
Tuesday, 31 October 2017 14:41

CHURCH OF BIRDS

Peacocks, parrots, guineafowls cover the floor of Bulgaria's largest Antiquity church, the Bishop's Basilica of Philippopolis

Published in High Beam
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