Tag Archives: early Christians

Bulgarian Archaeologists Reveal Beautiful Early Christian Floor Mosaics amidst Unpleasant Present-Day ‘Finds’ in Plovdiv’s Great Basilica

Bulgarian archaeologists and restorers have revealed beautiful Early Christian floor mosaics in the 5th century AD Great Basilica whose re-excavation, restoration, and conservation started two weeks ago in the southern city of Plovdiv. Advertisements

Lack of Magnifying Glass Box Puts Off Exhibit of Tube Reliquary with Ashes from John the Apostle’s Grave in Bulgaria’s Burgas

The Regional Museum of History in the Bulgarian Black Sea city of Burgas has postponed the exhibition of the recently found lead tube reliquary containing ashes from the grave of John the Apostle in Ephesus because it has failed to procure a magnifying glass box.

Bulgarian Archaeology Chief Grieves Over Looted Necropolis of Ancient Thracian, Greek, Roman City Heraclea Sintica

The Director of Bulgaria’s National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, Ass. Prof. Dr. Lyudmil Vagalinski, has expressed his grief over the fact that most of the necropolis of the Ancient Thracian, Greek, and Roman city of Heraclea Sintica near the southwestern town of Petrich has been looted by treasure hunters over the years.

Bulgarian Authorities to Grant ‘Monument of Culture’ Status to Late Antiquity Fortress, Ancient Bulgar Wall on Black Sea Coast

A special commission from Bulgaria’s Ministry of Culture has decided to propose a “monument of culture” status for an archaeological complex near the town of Shkorpilovtsi on the Black Sea coast consisting of a Late Antiquity Early Byzantine fortress, an Early Christian basilica, an Early Christian tomb, and part of an Ancient Bulgar wall (rampart).

Bulgarian Archaeologists Start Excavations, Restoration of Early Christian Great Basilica in Plovdiv

A team of archaeologists and restorers has started work on the concluding excavations, rehabilitation, and restoration of the Early Christian Great Basilica in the southern Bulgarian city of Plovdiv, focusing on the temple’s unique mosaics and their exhibition in situ.

Bulgaria’s National History Museum Urges Excavation, Restoration of Great Basilica in Early Medieval Capital Pliska

Bulgaria’s National Museum of History has issued a statement urging and promoting the further archaeological excavations and restoration of the 9th century Great Basilica in Pliska, today a small northeastern town, which was the mighty capital of the First Bulgarian Empire between 680 and 893 AD.

Bulgaria Celebrates 1,150 Years since Adoption of Christianity under St. Knyaz Boris I Mihail during First Bulgarian Empire

Bulgaria and Bulgarian Orthodox Christians celebrated on May 2, 2015, the 1150th anniversary since the formal adoption of Christianity as the official and only state religion back in 865 AD under the leadership of St. Knyaz Boris I Mihail (r. 852-889; 893 AD) during the First Bulgarian Empire (632/680-1018 AD).

Bulgarian Archaeologist Finds Ancient Roman Jacuzzi Heater at ‘Luxury’ Road Station near Sostra Fortress

Bulgarian archaeologist Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ivan Hristov has discovered a heater for an Ancient Roman Jacuzzi during the ongoing excavations of the Roman road station at the Sostra Fortress near the central town of Troyan.

Bulgarian Archaeologists to Excavate Early Christian Basilica, Roman Forum at Ancient City Heraclea Sintica

Bulgarian archaeologists are set to resume their excavations of the Ancient Thracian, Greek, and Roman city of Heraclea Sintica located near the town of Petrich in Southwest Bulgaria.

Bulgarian Archaeologists Uncover More of ‘Luxury’ Ancient Roman Road Station in Fresh Excavations

Achaeologists from Bulgaria’s National Museum of History have uncovered more of what appears to have been a “luxury” Ancient Roman road station near the Roman fortress Sostra located close to today’s town of Troyan on the route of Via Trajana, a major road used by Emperor Trajan (r. 98-117 AD).

Bulgaria’s Plovdiv Seeks Ownership of Early Christian Great Basilica from Central Government

The municipal authorities in the southern Bulgarian city of Plovdiv have declared their intention to seek from Bulgaria’s Ministry of Culture a transfer of property rights over the entire site of the Early Christian Great Basilica, an archaeological monument which is about to be re-excavated, restored, and exhibited as a cultural landmark and tourist attraction.

Bulgaria’s Plovdiv Clears Ground for Restoration of Early Christian Great Basilica

The local authorities in the southern Bulgarian city of Plovdiv have started clearing the area of the remains of the so called Great Basilica, an impressive Early Christian monument which will be excavated, restored, and exhibited as part of a long anticipated project funded by the America for Bulgaria Foundation, a Sofia-based NGO.

Archaeology Museum in Bulgaria’s Burgas to Exhibit Newly Found Reliquary with Ashes from John the Apostle’s Grave

The most important recent find from the ancient and medieval port of Burgos (Poros) on Cape Foros – a lead tube reliquary containing ashes from the grave of John the Apostle in Ephesus – will be exhibited by the Burgas Museum of Archaeology, Burgas Municipality has announced.

Bulgaria to Complete Sofia Largo Open Air Museum of Ancient Serdica by Fall 2015

Bulgaria’s Cabinet and Sofia Municipality have launched the last two phases of the long anticipated project for creating an open-air museum out of part of the remains of the Ancient Thracian and Roman city of Serdica located at the so called Sofia Largo in the very downtown of the Bulgarian capital.

Archaeologists Discover Hand from Huge Roman Statue at Early Christian Site in Bulgaria’s Sandanski

Archaeologists have discovered the hand of a huge Roman marble statue while excavating the Early Christian monuments in the Ancient Thracian and Roman city of Parthicopolis in the southwestern Bulgarian town of Sandanski.

Excavation Project for ‘Great’ Basilica in Bulgaria’s Plovdiv to Focus on Early Christian Mosaics Restoration

The project for the excavation and restoration of the 5th century Great Basilica in the Southern Bulgarian city of Plovdiv is going to focus on the recovery, restoration, and conservation of its Early Christian mosaics, lead archaeologist Elena Kisyakova has explained.

Bulgarian Archaeologists Find Lead Reliquary with Ashes from John the Apostle’s Grave during Excavations of Ancient Fortress Burgos (Poros)

Ashes from the grave of John the Apostle, one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ, have been discovered in a lead tube reliquary by Bulgarian archaeologists during excavations of the ancient and medieval port of Burgos (also known as Poros) on Cape Foros in today’s Black Sea city of Burgas.

Bulgarian Capital to Restore Archaeology Site of Ancient Serdica’s Western Gate, St. Sofia Basilica Mosaics

The municipal authorities of the Bulgarian capital Sofia are going to restore the western gate of the Ancient Thracian and Roman city of Serdica located in the contemporary urban downtown, Todor Chobanov, Deputy Mayor in charge of culture, has announced.

Bulgarian Archaeologist Shows Off 1500-Year-Old Bronze Lamp to Get Govt Funding for Excavations of Late Antiquity Fortress

A unique 6th century bronze lamp has been shown by an archaeologist from the Bulgarian Black Sea town of Byala to a ruling party MP as an argument for securing government funding for further excavations of a Late Antiquity Byzantine fortress located on St. Athanasius Cape on the Bulgarian coast.

Bulgaria’s Troyan Urges Recognition of Roman Archaeology Monuments along Emperor Trajan’s Road

Troyan Municipality in Central Bulgaria, together with several other towns, has moved closer to state recognition of the culture monument status of three local Ancient Roman sites along the so called Via Trajana, a Roman road used by Emperor Trajan (r. 98-117 AD).