Architectural gems of Bulgaria’s Ruse

Ruse is one of the Bulgarian cities with history that can be traced back to ancient times. It is situated on the banks of the Danube River and people have been living in the area for thousands of years. Throughout the..

updated on 12/10/19 2:04 PM

Ancient Plovdiv continues to reveal its secrets

Another archaeological discovery has been recently made in the center of Plovdiv – a marble statuette of the goddess Cybele. The “North Forum” where the ancient statuette was found has been studied since 1986 and represents the heart of the..

published on 12/10/19 12:46 PM

Oldest biped human ancestor walked the earth in Europe

The oldest hominids that walked on two legs, in the same way that humans do, lived in Europe. Evidence of this are bone remains found in the German province of Bavaria. Prof. Nikolai Spassov, researcher from the Bulgarian Academy..

published on 12/8/19 8:20 AM

Today Bulgarians honor Saint Varvara’s Day, the start of the winter holiday season

On December 4, Bulgarians venerate the feast day of Saint Varvara (Saint Barbara), a Christian Holy Great martyr, considered the patron saint of those who died a sudden death, not having the time to repent and to receive the holy communion. Saint..

published on 12/4/19 11:02 AM

Icons reveal their beauty to visually impaired people in a special book

Christians carry the Lord in their hearts, but they also yearn for art inspired by God such as music and the images of saints. At the same time the church is trying to find a way towards people’s hearts in order to strengthen their faith...

updated on 11/26/19 1:23 PM

Pencho Semov – “The Bulgarian Rockefeller" who was born poor and worked all his life

When we hear stories about kindness, philanthropy and empathy, we most often think of the past times of the "old" Bulgarians. The more we open our minds and hearts to the past, the bigger the hope that old virtues are not dead and could be..

published on 11/24/19 8:00 AM

Zograf monastery archives and the secrets that they hold – international conference

The treasure trove of documents, manuscripts and printed books the Zograf monastery has housed for centuries was the focus of an international conference at Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski with the participation of researchers from..

published on 11/22/19 1:20 PM

Exhibition at the National Archaeological Museum at Bulgarian Academy of Sciences shows Veliki Preslav Treasure

Visitor to the National Archaeological Museum have the opportunity to see the biggest medieval treasure of Bulgaria – that from Veliki Preslav. The most representative finds from the period of grandeur of the second Bulgarian medieval capital..

published on 11/10/19 10:00 AM

Archangel All Souls' Day: God's Angels Watching over Righteous Souls

Today is Archangel All Souls' Day and believers recall of the care of God’s angels for the dead. According to Orthodox tradition, Saturday is a day to commemorate the dead, so Archangel All Souls' Day is marked on the first Saturday before..

published on 11/2/19 8:50 AM

Orthodox Christians celebrate feast day of Saint Demetrius of Thessaloniki

On October 26, the Bulgarian Orthodox Church marks the feast day of Saint Demetrius of Thessaloniki. The martyr is sometimes called “protector of Balkans” and is widely revered by Greeks, Bulgarians, Serbs and Russians. Born in the 3rd..

published on 10/26/19 8:00 AM