Displaying items by tag: Bulgarian history

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
Monday, 30 July 2018 13:07

WHO WAS STEFAN STAMBOLOV?

Controversial politician of late 19th century still divides Bulgarians

Published in Vagabond Features
Monday, 30 July 2018 12:56

PASS OF FREEDOM

For Bulgarians, Shipka Pass epitomises national liberation struggle

Published in High Beam
Friday, 30 March 2018 12:35

BRIDGES OF FREEDOM

America's War of Independence and Bulgaria's April Uprising began in a similar way: on a bridge

Published in Vagabond Features
Tuesday, 31 October 2017 13:54

DO YOU SPEAK ESPERANTO?

Artificial 'language for everyone' failed to bring world peace, but is still used around the world, Bulgaria included

Published in Bulgaria Society
Thursday, 23 February 2017 15:32

THE IRISHMAN WHO DANCED THE HORO

The name, Rachenitsa, may be too difficult for a foreigner to remember or pronounce, but you have probably seen it as a crude copy on the wall of a traditional restaurant, as a reproduction or a souvenir, or in the original in the National Gallery of Art. It is an image that stays in the mind. In a brightly-lit, austere tavern, a pair of men in traditional Bulgarian costume dance, surrounded by onlookers. Rachenitsa is a horo popular all over Bulgaria and is usually danced by one or two men, not holding hands, but on their own. Famous for its difficulty and the stamina required, in the olden times it was used as a competition between rival parties.

Published in Vagabond Features
Tuesday, 03 January 2017 13:15

AUGUSTA TRAIANA

Straight streets intersecting at right angles: Stara Zagora, a southern Bulgarian city of 150,000, is the only one of its type in Bulgaria. It is the result of a tragedy and a necessity. In the 1877-1878 Russo-Turkish War, Stara Zagora was razed to the ground after a vicious battle. Rebuilding began in 1878 according to a plan by an Austro-Hungarian architect.

Published in High Beam
Wednesday, 03 August 2016 11:31

WHERE WERE BULGARIA'S KINGS BURIED?

Surprising for a country that is proud of its 1,300-year history, just a few tombs of its grand kings have been identified with certainty.

Bulgaria has not changed its name since its founding in 681, as if the 200-year Byzantine and the 500-year Ottoman rule never happened, but the list of the preserved and known graves of its rulers makes for an extremely short paragraph in its long history.

Published in Vagabond Features
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