Decades ago, the Bulgarian Orthodox community in Istanbul, Turkey, used to be quite numerous, but with time many of its members gradually emigrated from Turkey - fewer of them settled in Bulgaria, while most opted for a future beyond the ocean -..
Opening of new book hubs is always a gift to readers. This phenomenon suggests that interest in books has been revived and despite their busy lives Bulgarians still have a taste for reading something new and refreshing. The bookstore that we..
The medieval fortress of Tsepina rises, perched on an isolated peach, over one of the biggest valleys in the Rhodope Mountain – the Chepino valley. Archaeological exploration began here in 1960, and a little later – in 1966 – the fortress was..
More than four thousand cultural artifacts have been seized from treasure hunters over the last five years on the territory of southern Bulgaria. All of the artifacts are already stored in the History Museum in Pazardzhik and the Archaeological..
In the Orthodox Christian calendar, November 8 has been written down as the Council of St. Archangel Michael (Arhangelovden). On this day the Orthodox Church honors the saint angels and in the first place St. Archangel Michael – the leader..
On November 11, 1952 at 22.30 in the courtyard of the Sofia Central Prison four Catholic priests were shot dead. Instead of signing the protocols in the political show trial against them, Bishop Eugene Bosilkov and priests Kamen Vitchev, Pavel..
Urvich monastery in Kokalyane is perched on the right-hand side of the steep bank of the River Iskar, in Lozenska Mountain. Here, the river bends around an elevation on the Sofia-Samokov road, and above this bend tower the remains of stone walls...
Did you know that alongside numerous unique Slavic written sources, the funds of the Russian State Library store some 1,000 ancient Bulgarian manuscripts? Here is chief paleographer, Prof. Marina Krutova from the “Manuscripts” department with..
On 26 October the East Orthodox Church commemorates St. Demetrius the Myrrh-flowing who perished for the Christian faith. He was born in 3 c. AD in Thessaloniki and is also known as St. Demetrius of Thessaloniki. For centuries his feast has..
Excavations near the village of Archar have revealed the city of Ratsiaria looted by treasure hunters. It used to be the capital of the Roman province of Riverside Dacia. Archeologists hope to conserve the remains of the ancient capital. North of..