Category Modern Era

Bulgaria Celebrates Bulgarian Alphabet (Cyrillic) and Culture on Day of St. Cyril and St. Methodius

Bulgaria and Bulgarians around the world have celebrated on May 24, 2015, the Day of St. Cyril and St. Methodius, i.e. the Day of the Bulgarian Alphabet (more widely known internationally as Cyrillic) and Bulgarian Culture. Advertisements

Bulgaria’s Culture Ministry Awards Renowned Archaeologists on Day of Bulgarian Script and Culture

Bulgaria’s Minister of Culture Vezhdi Rashidov has awarded several renowned Bulgarian archaeologists, among other intellectuals, for their contribution to the nation’s spiritual development on the occasion of May 24, the Day of St. Cyril and St. Methodius, which is celebrated as the Day of the Bulgarian (Cyrillic) Alphabet and Culture.

Bulgarian Institute, University of Southampton to Start Joint Exploration of Black Sea Underwater Archaeology

A large-scale Bulgarian-British project for exploring the underwater archaeology of Bulgaria’s exclusive zone in the Black Sea has been started by the Sozopol-based Center for Underwater Archaeology at the Bulgarian Ministry of Culture and the Center for Maritime Archaeology of the University of Southampton.

International NGO on Cultural Monuments Criticizes Bulgaria over Archaeological Restorations

The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), a NGO working on the conservation and protection of cultural monuments, has expressed criticism and concern over the restorations of archaeological sites in Bulgaria.

Bulgaria’s Ancient Thracian Tombs ‘More Unique’ Than Egyptian Pyramids, Culture Minister Deems

Bulgaria’s Ancient Thracian tombs are “more unique” than the Egyptian pyramids but are unfortunately unknown to the global public, says the Bulgarian Minister of Culture Vezhdi Rashidov, who is a famous sculptor but a controversial political figure.

Bulgaria Unveils Monument of Cyrillic (Bulgarian) Alphabet in Mongolia’s Capital Ulan Bator

Bulgaria’s President Rosen Plevneliev has inaugurated a Monument of the Bulgarian alphabet – more widely known internationally as the Cyrillic or Slavic script – in Ulan Bator, the capital of Mongolia, a non-Slavic country in Central Asia whose citizens write with the Cyrillic alphabet.

Danube City Silistra Showcases Bulgaria’s First Television Set: Soviet-Made ‘Record’

The Ethnographic Museum at the Regional Museum of History in the Danube city of Silistra has showcased one intriguing item from its collection – Bulgaria’s first ever television set, a Soviet-made TV set from the Communist Era.

Englishman Preserves Bulgaria’s Military History by Collecting Artifacts from World War I, World War II

Patrick John Brown, an Englishman living in the Bulgarian town of Avren near the Black Sea city of Varna, is helping preserve Bulgaria’s exciting military history from the first half of the 20th century, including the periods of World War I and World War II.

Scores of Treasure Hunters Pillage Medieval Fortress, Late Iron Age Settlement in Search of Legendary Bulgarian Rebel’s Gold

Over the past month, an enormous number of ruthless treasure hunters from all over Bulgaria have been pillaging several unexplored archaeological sites near the town of Vetrintsi, Veliko Tarnovo District, including a medieval fortress and a Late Iron Age settlement, reports local newspaper “Borba”.

Bulgaria’s Plovdiv Municipality Signs EEA/Norway Grant Contract for ‘Digitization’ of Archaeological Heritage

Bulgaria’s Ministry of Culture and the southern Plovdiv Municipality have signed a grant contract for the “digitization”, i.e. filming, photographing, 3D presentation, and web publication of Plovdiv’s archaeological and historical heritage with funding provided from the European Economic Area (EEA) and Norway Grants mechanism.

Bulgarian Orthodox Church Honors Victims of Communist Terrorist Attack in St. Nedelya Cathedral 90 Years Later

The Bulgarian Orthodox Church has held a memorial service to honor the memory of the hundreds of people killed in the terrorist attack at the St. Nedelya Cathedral in Sofia committed by the then outlawed Bulgarian Communist Party on April 16, 1925.

Bulgaria Marks 90 Years since Horrific Communist Terrorist Attack in St. Nedelya Cathedral in Sofia

Bulgaria remembers Thursday, April 16, 2015, the victims of the world’s most horrific terrorist attack of its time – the blowing up of the St. Nedelya Cathedral in Sofia 90 years ago, in 1925, by the then outlawed Bulgarian Communist Party.

500-Year Ottoman Yoke Destroyed Bulgaria’s Archaeological Monuments, Archaeologist Says

Bulgaria’s once impressive ancient and medieval archaeological monuments were destroyed during the 500-year period of Ottoman yoke, and today’s Bulgarian society needs to find a way to restore them properly, says famous archaeologist Prof. Nikolay Ovcharov.

Bulgarian MPs Move to Protect Sunken Black Sea Ships as Underwater Archaeology Sites

Several Members of the Bulgarian Parliament have signed a petition requesting from three government ministries and three parliamentary committees a policy change designed to protect sunken ships and other objects along Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast as underwater archaeology sites.

Bulgarian Man Finds Silver Treasure of Western European, Ottoman Coins While Plowing Field

A man has stumbled upon an earthen jar with about 90 silver coins from the 16th-18th century while plowing a field with a tractor in the town of Zahari Stoyanovo, Popovo Municipality, in Northeastern Bulgaria.

Bulgaria Celebrates 785 Years since Tsar Ivan Asen II’s Victory in Klokotnitsa Battle during Second Bulgarian Empire

Bulgaria celebrates Sunday, March 22, 2015, 785 years since one of the most important victories in its 1400-year history: the victory of Tsar Ivan Asen II (r. 1218-1241 AD), ruler of the Second Bulgarian Empire (1185-1396 AD), against the powerful Theodore Komnenos Doukas (r. 1216-1230 AD), ruler of the Despotate of Epirus, in the Battle […]

Bulgarian Archaeologist Finds Skull of Human Sacrifice Victim, Roman Military Diploma at Ancient Thracian Sites

The skull of what is most probably a human sacrifice victim, and a Roman military diploma are some of the most interesting finds discovered at Ancient Thracians sites in the towns of Batin and Bretovitsa by Varbin Varbanov, an archaeologist from the Regional Museum of History in Bulgaria’s Danube city of Ruse.

Bulgarian Archaeologists Discover Early Christian Saints’ Relics in Secret Museum Fund

Archaeologists from Bulgaria’s National Museum of History have come across relics of four early Christian saints while they were restoring a reliquary from a “secret fund” of artifacts held at the museum.

Bulgarian, Romanian Archaeologists Find Sunken Wooden Ships, Soviet U-Boats in Underwater Explorations

Bulgarian and Romanian archaeologists have discovered a number of exciting objects off the Black Sea coast as a result of an underwater archaeology project.

Underwater Archaeology Harbors Great Tourism Potential for Bulgaria, Expert Says

Underwater archaeology and the respective cultural tourism that it inspires could be the next big thing for Bulgaria as far as alternative tourism is concerned, according to an expert.