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Prehistoric People in Bulgaria’s Yabalkovo Had Domesticated Chickens, ‘Ate Europe’s First Omelette’ 8,000 Years Ago, Archaeologist Reveals

The prehistoric people inhabiting the Early Neolithic settlement near today’s town of Yabalkovo, Dimitrovgrad Municipality, in Southern Bulgaria, had domesticated hens some 8,000 years ago, meaning that chickens were raised in Europe much earlier than previously thought, reveals Bulgarian archaeologist Assoc. Prof. Krasimir Leshtakov. Advertisements

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 of Early Byzantine Fortress on Black Sea Cape Chervenka

Archaeologists from Bulgaria’s National Museum of History have started their 2015 excavations of a Late Antiquity Early Byzantine fortress located on the Cape of Chervenka near the Black Sea resort town of Chernomorets.

Bulgaria’s Kardzhali to Restore 11 Structures in Ancient, Medieval Rock City Perperikon with EEA/Norway Grant

A total of 11 structures inside the medieval Bulgarian fortress of Perperikon, which also harbors a prehistoric, Ancient Thracian and Roman rock city, will be restored by the southern Kardzhali Municipality under its project funded by the European Economic Area (EEA) and Norway Grants.

Bulgaria’s Cabinet Provides Major Funding for Excavations, Restoration of 5 Sites in Early Medieval Capital Pliska

Bulgaria’s Cabinet has allocated BGN 500,000 (app. EUR 255,000) for the archaeological excavation and restorations of five sites within the archaeological preserve of Pliska, capital of the First Bulgarian Empire between 680 and 893 AD, which features unique Ancient Bulgar architecture and Christian monuments such as the 9th century Great Basilica, the largest Christian temple […]

Archaeologists Discover Main Aqueduct of Ancient Odessos during Rescue Excavations in Bulgaria’s Varna

Bulgarian archaeologists have discovered the main aqueduct which brought water into the Ancient Thracian, Greek, and Roman city of Odessos (Odessus), the predecessor of today’s Black Sea city of Varna, during the Late Antiquity period.

Construction Workers Stumble Upon Ancient Roman Wall in Bulgaria’s Plovdiv

Construction workers laying water supply and sewage pipes in the southern Bulgarian city of Plovdiv have stumbled upon an Ancient Roman wall, possibly the western wall of the Forum of ancient Philipopolis, and have even managed to damage it.

Bulgaria’s Kardzhali Signs Grant Contract for Restoration of Ancient, Medieval Rock City Perperikon

Bulgaria’s Ministry of Culture and the southern Kardzhali Municipality have signed a grant contract for the restoration of the medieval Bulgarian fortress of Perperikon, which also harbors a prehistoric, Ancient Thracian and Roman rock city, with funding provided from the European Economic Area (EEA) and Norway Grants.

Bulgarian Archaeologists Discover Aqueduct, Siege Water Storage Tanks of Ancient Odessos Fortress

Archaeologists in the Bulgarian Black Sea city of Varna have discovered an aqueduct, several pithoi (large earthen jars) which served as water storage tanks, and a new fortress wall section of the Ancient Thracian, Greek, and Roman city of Odessos (Odessus).

Bulgaria’s Kardzhali Doubles Ticket Prices for Archaeological Preserve of Ancient Rock City of Perperikon

Local authorities have increased twofold the price of the admission tickets for the archaeological preserve of the prehistoric, ancient, and medieval rock city of Perperikon, one of Bulgaria’s top archaeological destinations.

Bulgarian Authorities Mull Turning Archaeology-Rich ‘Varna Hole’ into Open-Air Museum of Ancient Odessos

Bulgaria’s Culture Ministry and Varna Municipality are trying to figure out how to create an open-air museum of ouf the notorious “Varna Hole” – a Communist Era construction site in the downtown of the Black Sea city of Varna which contains ruins of two of the fortress walls of the Ancient Thracian, Greek, and Roman […]

Archaeologists in Bulgaria’s Varna Find 2 Late Antiquity Buildings in Ancient Odessos before Wrapping Up Rescue Digs

Two Late Antiquity residential buildings have been found by the archaeologists excavating the Ancient Thracian, Greek, and Roman city of Odessos (Odessus) in the downtown of the Bulgarian Black Sea city of Varna.

Archaeologists from Bulgaria’s Smolyan to Resume Excavations of Late Antiquity Fortress Kaleto near Koshnitsa

Archaeologists from the southern Bulgarian city of Smolyan are expecting funding from Bulgaria’s Ministry of Culture in order to resume the excavations of a Late Antiquity and medieval fortress known as Kaleto near the town of Koshnitsa.

Bulgarian Archaeologists Find Medieval Necropolis with More Skeletons with Posthumous Mutilations at Upper Voden Fortress

А medieval necropolis with a total of 22 skeletons, some of which buried with precautionary rituals against their takeover by evil forces (such as vampirism), has been found during the recent excavations of the 11th century Gorni Voden (“Upper Voden”) Fortress near the Southern Bulgarian town of Asenovgrad.

Flooding Ruins Newly Found Late Antiquity Fortress Wall of Ancient Odessos in Bulgaria’s Varna

The flooding caused over the weekend by a water supply pipe failure in the downtown of the Bulgarian Black Sea city of Varna has damaged parts of the newly uncovered Late Antiquity fortress wall of the Ancient Thracian, Greek, and Roman city of Odessos (Odessus).

Restored Ancient Roman City Nicopolis Ad Nestum in Bulgaria’s Garmen Enjoys Tourism Boom

The Ancient Roman city of Nicopolis Ad Nestum (also Nicopolis Ad Mestum) located in the town of Garmen in Southwest Bulgaria is seeing an influx of tourists after its partial restoration and conservation with EU money.

Water Utility in Bulgaria’s Varna Cracks 5th Century Earthen Jar, Submerges Ancient Odessos ‘Like Atlantis’

Employees of the water supply utility in Bulgaria’s Black Sea city of Varna have broken the recently found 5th century earthen jar lying in situ in the downtown where archaeologists from the Varna Museum of Archaeology have been conducting rescue excavations of the Late Antiquity fortress wall of the Ancient Thracian, Greek, and Roman city […]

‘Giant’ Man’s Skeleton Found under Odessos Fortress Wall in Bulgaria’s Varna Turns Out to Be ‘Only’ 165 cm Tall

The allegedly “tall man” whose skeleton of an allegedly tall man has been discovered under the fortress wall of the ancient city of Odessos in Bulgaria’s Varna during rescue excavations has turned out to have been “only” 165 cm (about 5 feet 4 inches) tall, lead archaeologist Valeri Yotov has announced.

Archaeologists in Bulgaria’s Varna Unearth 3 More Skeletons, Identify Necropolis under Fortress Wall of Ancient Odessos

Bulgarian archaeologists carrying out rescue excavations in the Ancient Thracian, Greek, and Roman city of Odessos, today’s Black Sea city of Varna, have discovered three more skeletons in what essentially appears to be an ancient necropolis, lead archaeologist Prof. Dr. Valeri Yotov has announced.

‘Giant’ Skeleton Found under Odessos Fortress Wall in Bulgaria’s Varna Not Fully Dug Up, Measured Yet, Archaeologists Inform

The skeleton of a tall man that has been discovered under the fortress wall of the ancient city of Odessos in Bulgaria’s Varna during rescue excavations earlier in March 2015 has not been completely unearthed and measured yet.