The Assumption of Mary into Heaven, the most revered summer Orthodox Christian feast in Bulgaria

The Assumption of Mary into Heaven or Major Virgin Mary, as it is known in Bulgarian folk tradition is one of the 12 biggest Christian feasts of the year that the Orthodox Church marks on 15 August every year (28 August under the Julian calendar)...

published on 8/15/18 12:22 PM

The village of Svezhen marks 150th anniversary of its community cultural centre

Impressive is the word best describing the age of the oldest “chitalishte” in a Bulgarian village, a cultural institution characteristic of the Bulgarian National Revival period. The “chitalishte” or cultural community centre in question was..

published on 8/14/18 4:05 PM

Bulgarian Navy 139th anniversary

The cities of Rousse and Varna mark the 139 th anniversary of the Bulgarian Navy. It was founded on 12 August 1879 in the city of Rousse as a Danube Flotilla. Back at that time the Bulgarian flag was flown at four steamboats and other vessels..

published on 8/12/18 8:05 AM
Roman baths in Deultum

30 years since Deultum Debelt has been declared an archaeological reserve

Distinguished with the European cultural heritage sign due to the diversity of its history and culture, the ancient and medieval town of Deultum Debelt located only kilometres away from Burgas was declared an archaeological reserve in the..

published on 8/5/18 10:10 AM

Northwestern Bulgaria’s ancient heritage

The cultural ministry has funded this year new archaeological sites in Northwestern Bulgaria – interesting ancient Roman settlements among others, but most of them dated to earlier epochs. Head of the Regional Museum of History Fionera..

published on 8/2/18 1:44 PM

Research continues of Europe’s most ancient city found near the village of Younatsite

When was Europe’s most ancient city, unearthed near the Younatsite village, founded? This is the riddle that a team of archeologists led by Assoc. Prof. Yavor Boyadzhiev is trying to solve. For the excavations the team relies on support from..

published on 7/21/18 10:25 AM

Remains of Roman bath downtown Dobrich attract visitors again

A monument of culture can be found downtown Dobrich, which is a part of the ancient history of the District of Dobrudzha – the remains of a wealthy Roman bath, which most likely served the villa of a rich Roman person. The remains of 6 premises..

published on 7/8/18 12:15 PM
The Choir of the Bulgarian Girls’ School of the Annunciation in Thessaloniki, 1911

Bulgarians in Thessaloniki – part of Bulgarian and Greek history

The capital city of Sofia has hosted the presentation of the “Thessaloniki and the Bulgarians – History, Memory, Present” album. This edition is part of the project on that subject, carried out by the Institute for Balkan Studies with the..

published on 7/7/18 8:00 AM

Ancient Thracian sanctuary on St. Thomas island astonishes archaeologists

Archaeologists from the National Museum of History discovered a grand sanctuary on the island of Sveti Toma (St. Thomas) near Sozopol on the Black Sea. On the western side of the island they found two ritual pits from the Late Iron Age..

published on 7/1/18 1:25 PM
The Unification of Bulgaria, a lithograph released in Vienna

"Bulgaria and Europe" album book reveals centuries-old connection with the Old Continent

The Bulgarian Archives State Agency reveals the centuries-old interaction of Bulgarians with the rest of Europe through the evidence it preserves - documents, photos, maps and engravings from the Middle Ages to the mid-20th century. It is no..

published on 6/26/18 3:34 PM