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18 Aug 14
A newly found well preserved Roman marble statue of a herm in favor of God Hermes dated of 2nd century can be seen from tourists of tours of Bulgaria in the History Museum in Sofia, Bulgaria. The statue was found near ancient Roman Nikopolis ad Nestum in Bulgaria.

11 Aug 14
The church of Saint Paraskeva in Nessebar is dated from the 13th century, measuring 14.7 meters long and 6.6 meters wide, with a characteristic narthex and altar apse. The decorations were of the shapes of herringbone, sun, chess and others are met by stone and brick.

04 Aug 14
The remnants of tools and houses of people dated 8,000 years ago were discovered near Koprivetz, Russe, Bulgaria in July 2013. There were found also clay figures and vessels, ritual tables, stone axes, nives and sparrows. The houses of ancient people used to be wide up to six meters and height of two meters.

28 Jul 14
The first volume of scientific Scriptura Mundi has been made by scientists from 25 countries in Sofia, Bulgaria by the aegis of Irina Bokova, the general secretary of UNESCO. The aim is preservation of cultural values as part of activity of UNESCO. Scriptura Mundi consists of scientific articles on alphabets of Arabic language, Armenian, Indian, Chinese, Greek, Georgian, Japanese, Korean, and Hebrew and of Mayan civilization of South America.

21 Jul 14
The remnants of settlement of ancient farmers of 8,000 years were discovered near Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria on 19 of May 2014. There were a main street and 40 houses of wood and clay with roofs of straw and reed. In each house there were remnants of wood place to sleep, ovens for bread and clay vessels.

14 Jul 14
The ruins of the Roman villa Rustika on 4,000 sq. m dated of 1 century were discovered near Pavlikeni, Bulgaria in 1970s. There were found 50 Roman ovens for baking pottery and details for construction process presented whole ancient technology of producing clay vessels in a special exhibition for tourists of tours in Bulgaria.

07 Jul 14
A stone head of Commodus, the Roman Emperor of 180 till 192, some Roman clay vessels, Roman gold coins and other artifacts were put for the tourists of tours to Bulgaria in the special museum of the Roman Ancient Clay Center in Pavlikeni, Bulgaria on 6 of December 2013. Commodus was a son of the Roman Empress Faustina the Younger as the coin of the time of her reign was found in the the Roman road station of Sostra, Bulgaria in May 2014.

30 Jun 14
More than 450 artefacts of ancient Roman town of Serdika were found in the soil at the reconstruction of Lions Bridge in the center of Sofia, Bulgaria on 20 of June 2014. They were aimed at the Museum of Sofia at the old Baths and Spa building near the mosque of Sofia. The most interesting among these artefacts is a trade seal of Roman Emperor Theodosius the Great with his sons Arcadius and Honorius from 4 century AD.

23 Jun 14
A marble statue of an ancient Roman magistrate in natural height of the human body of 3 century was dug out in the same today’s center of Plovdiv, Bulgaria on 25 of November 2013. Plovdiv used to be a Roman town of Trimontium that means in Latin language the town on the three hills. The Roman army legions conquered the town and the local Thracian tribes in 1 century.

16 Jun 14
The tomb of ancient priests of Thracian Getae tribes was found on 24 November 2013 near Thracian Tomb of Sborianovo Sveshtari near Isperich, UNESCO site in Bulgaria. There were found some ornaments, handle silver cup, glass beads and many bronze figures and a truncated pyramid as a second altar in the shape of a truncated cone.

09 Jun 14
A treasury of silver Ottoman coins and a fragment of shiny arm shield of an Ottoman general of Orhan Bey, the second bey of the Ottoman Beylik, reined from 1324 till 1362, were found in Perperikon, Bulgaria on 4 of August 2013. These artifacts remember the fierce siege and battle of Ottoman troops to conquer the fortress of Perperikon in 1361.

02 Jun 14
The ruins of Roman road station Sostra of the ancient Roman road from Ulpia Eskus Oescus, Gigen, to Trimontium, Plovdiv, was discovered in Troyan, Bulgaria in May 2014. An ancient Roman constructor put in the concrete of the Roman road station a coin of year 169 of the Roman Empress Faustina the Younger.

25 May 14
The American actor Sylvester Stallone, most famous with movies Rocky and Fist Blood, praised in the Ischia Global Film and Music Fest 2014 in Italy on 19 of May 2014 Bulgaria as a country where one can celebrate and enjoy Bulgaria, Bulgarian cinema and wonderful people. Sylvester Stallone has participated in making in Bulgaria the movie The Expendables 3, along with other Hollywood stars such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Mel Gibson, Jason Statham, Harrison Ford and Antonio Banderas.

19 May 14
A well preserved ancient Roman tomb of 4 century was found in Separeva Bania, Bulgaria, former Roman town of Germanea famous for centuries for its thermal hot springs, on 3 of May 2014. There were found remains of 24 graves, red Roman bricks, inscription in Latin on stone and pink color plaster mortar. The Roman tomb was found accidentally during the construction of a house in Separeva Bania, Bulgaria that is 75 km South-West from Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria.

11 May 14
The ruins of the ancient East Fortress Wall in Plovdiv, former Roman Trimonzium, Bulgaria was built in the 2nd century during the reign of the Roman Emperor Hadrian who reined 117-138. The tourists of tours of Bulgaria can see can see them on the Eastern part of the Ancient quarter of Plovdiv. The road from ancient Roman town of Trimonzium to the Byzantium, the capital of the Eastern Roman Byzantine Empire, passed through this gate.

06 May 14
The tourists of tours of Bulgaria can see the new tourist cultural attraction of the ruins of an early Christian church dated of 5th century in the city of Plovdiv, Bulgaria. The ruins of the church offer to see, under glass floor, unique splendid colorful geometric mosaics of deer, pigeons and Christian symbols of triangles, circles, diamonds, vases, garlands, meanders in the shape of a swastika, Solomon nodes rosettes that symbolize Heaven and blood of Christ and unique marble pool for baptisms in the form of Christian crest.

28 Apr 14
The water aqueduct system of the time of Bulgarian Tsar Simeon the Great of 10 century was found in four meters depth in Preslav, the early medieval capital of the Kingdom of Bulgaria. The parts of the hewn limestone blocks and mortar water system, where even today water flow, can be seen now from the tourists of tours in Bulgaria in the National History Museum in Sofia, Bulgaria. Only East Roman Byzantium Empire and Bulgaria can praise having water aqueduct system in the medieval time.

21 Apr 14
Some gold artifacts from the third millennium BC, found in Bulgaria, joined the collection of the National Museum of History in Sofia, Bulgaria. There are about 15,000 objects, made of gold, mainly beads of different shape. Those are considered to be fragments of three necklaces. “They are about 1,500 years older than the year of the Trojan War,” Bozhidar Dimitrov, the manager of the National Museum of History in Sofia, Bulgaria said on the treasure.

14 Apr 14
The church of Saint Michael and Saint Gabriel in Nessebar, Bulgaria was built in the 13th century. It is a single cross with narthex. Its dimensions are 13.90 x 5.30 m . The church was finished with a wide dome and to the west there was a square tower that has stood above the narthex. Stone stairway which led to it is hidden in the west wall of the church. The church is entered through three doors - one on the north wall to the ship and two to the narthex.

07 Apr 14
The not sanctified church of Saint John of 13th century is in Nessebar, Bulgaria. According to a legend, one of the builder workers died during its construction and because of this death church was not sanctified. On the other hand there was also statements that they have had performed worship in it. The church is cruciform with a square nave and a spacious narthex. In the middle of the nave rise four columns supporting a high narrow dome. Alternating white stone blocks and red bricks combined with ceramic plates were obtained at various ornaments.

31 Mar 14
The Old Elm in the city of Sliven, Bulgaria was declared European Tree of 2014 in the European Parliament building in Bruxelles on 19 of March 2014. The Old Elm collected 77 526 votes in an EU-wide poll, with the runner-up from Hungary lagging behind with over 40 000 votes less. The Old Elm in the city of Sliven, Bulgaria is a natural phenomenon tree from the kind of Ulmus kampestris or Ulmus minor trees. The Old Elm is about 1000 years old. The height of the elm is 10 m and the measured circumference of a tree with roots is 5.65.

24 Mar 14
Kotoōshū, 31 years old, the 2.03 m tall Bulgarian born sumo wrestler reached the rank of ōzeki or 'champion', the second-highest level in the sumo ranking system, in 2005. He was one of the longest serving ōzeki holding the rank for 47 consecutive tournaments until November 2013. On May 24, 2008, Kotoōshū made history by becoming the first European sumo wrestler to win an Emperor's Cup. Kotooshu has had 537 wins and 337 losses in his sumo wrestling career.

17 Mar 14
The church of Saint John the Baptist in Nessebar was built of stone and mortar in 10th century. It has four brick columns supporting the entire dome. The church has a rectangular plan with dimensions of 12 x 10 m and it is a cross- coverage church. The church was painted with frescoes. The well preserved images of the man donated the money for building of the church located on the south wall and the scene with the image of Saint Marina located on the southwest column.

10 Mar 14
The remains of the church of Saint Demetrius in the town of Nessebar are located near the north side of the ruins of the church of Saint Sophia. It was built probably in the 11th century as a church just for one family. Initially it is used to be a building in the shape of cross with square nave.

03 Mar 14
The remains of the church of Saint Sophia in Nessebar, Bulgaria were of a basilica with a semicircular apse with a narthex and patio. Its length of the church is 25 meters. The construction of the basilica dates from the end of 5th century. The aisles are separated from the central through built of rectangular stone pillars connected with brick arches. The entire floor was covered with a mosaic of small colored stones.

24 Feb 14
The Christ Pantocrator Church rises is Nessebar and is dated to the 13th -14th century, the exquisite construction, the perfect proportions and the picturesque decoration on the facade make the visitors forget the reality and pass into the dream word. The church is rectangular with dimensions 16 m in length and 6.90 m in width. On the eastern side there are three small richly profiled apses. All over the facade there are highly walled in arches. Above the arches three rows of decorative saucers and four leafed flowers.

17 Feb 14
The church Saint Spas or the Holy Saviour in Nessebar, Bulgaria, was built in the 17th century. It was the only church built in Nessebar during the Ottoman slavery of Bulgaria. According to the Ottoman rules, it is not distinguished architecturally from the other buildings in the town and it has to be with height bellow to the ground. It was built in 1609 from stone and mud, with wooden roof, without belfry and cupola, with small windows, and the eastern wall was half dug into the ground.

10 Feb 14
The church Saint Stephan of Nessebar, Bulgaria was built in the 11th century from ashlars and bricks. The church is a three-hall basilica with measurements 12 metres to 9.50 metres. The church is very rich wall-painted. The scenes on the walls are at the amasing number of 258 and the images more than 1,000, as more of them are thematically connected with the Holy Mary. The church was devoted to her and later was renamed after Saint Stephan. The iconostasis was made in the 16 century, from wood and was decorated with shallow carving.

03 Feb 14
The old town of Nessebar, Bulgaria has been for 30 years in the UNESCO world heritage list. Nessebar is one of the towns boasting the richest heritage in Bulgaria. The Old Town sprawls picturesquely on a Black Sea peninsula and connects with the mainland via a narrow isthmus. The earliest evidence about it as a settlement dates back to the second millennium BC. Various epochs have left over wonderful monuments in Nessebar. For this reason the town has been placed on the UNESCO world heritage list.

27 Jan 14
The archaeologists found on 21 of January 2014 an ancient necropolis dated of 5 century BC in Sozopol, Bulgaria. There were more than 20 remnants of buried in the soil or burnt persons, 40 well preserved clay vessels including rarely found black figures ceramic vessels. There were figures of a woman who makes bread and two boys with dogs and hunting dresses on some of the vessels.

20 Jan 14
Bulgaria is eighth in the 2014 edition of the Top 10 Countries for tours and travel destinations ranking of British travel guidebook and reference publisher company Rough Guides. Bulgaria is described as an intriguing tours destination due to its fabulous beaches, weather, low prices, pretty historic towns and friendly people. Rough Guides provided an eight-point list of historical monuments and things not to miss in Bulgaria which includes the Alexander Nevsky Church in Sofia, the Rila Monastery tjat is a site of UNESCO, old quarter of the city of Plovdiv and others places in Bulgaria.

13 Jan 14
Bulgaria's ski holiday historical town Bansko was named the Europe's best value ski resort in 2014 by TripAdvisor for the second year in a row. The resort was found to offer the best value when compared with 40 other ski destinations, based on typical one-day-visit ski costs plus food and drink. The survey covered the cost of one night's hotel accommodation, one day's ski pass, one day's basic ski hire, a meal and a bottle of beer for the ski season from December 15, 2013 to April 15, 2014. The costs amounted to just GBP 104 at Bansko. A similar day on the slopes at Courchevel in France - the most-expensive destination - was as much as GBP 432.

04 Jan 14
Bulgarian archaeologists have found a bronze hydria in a tomb dating back to 4th century B.C. during excavations in the Black Sea city of Nessebar, Bulgaria. The hydria was an ancient vessel for storing liquids. The discovered object has three handles with exquisite detailed decoration on them. According to the scientists, the hydria they found has been used for storing the remains of a dead person who had been cremated first. The museum of Nessebar currently has three other hydrias but newly discovered one would give them the opportunity to study the funeral ritual.

21 Dec 13
376 old graves dated from 5 century B.C. till 11 century A.D. were unearthed near Ruse, Bulgaria on 1 of November 2013. There were remains of bodies of people from Thracian tribes, Roman Empire and medieval Bulgarian state. There were soldiers with full weaponry of spears, axes, swords and helmets. There was a red glass amulet of a God as a figure of a man.

16 Dec 13
Thirty coins of 4 and 5 century A.D. were found from the archaeologists at the ruins of Urvitch Fortress near Sofia, Bulgaria on 29 of October 2013. A gold solidus coin of the Roman Emperor Marcian was found among them. Some clay vessels and a key from the time of Roman Empire were found also.

09 Dec 13
The grave of an ancient shaman oracle was unearthed near Primorsko, Bulgaria in 2013. The archaeologists announced the news on a special scientific meeting in Primorsko on 26 of October 2013. The buried shaman used to tell future, to practice healing and magic. The shaman was buried with full weaponry such as spear, sword, shield and a knife and magical objects also. The grave is near at the tomb of early iron period of history.

02 Dec 13
The Getic Thracian tomb of Sveshtari, Bulgaria was discovered in 1982. This 3rd century B.C. Getic tomb reflects the fundamental structural principles of Thracian cult buildings. The tomb's architectural decor is considered to be unique, with polychrome half-human, half-plant caryatids and painted murals. The ten female figures carved in high relief on the walls of the central chamber and the decorations of the lunette in its vault are the only examples of this type found so far in the Thracian lands. The Getic Thracian tomb of Sveshtari, Bulgaria has been site of world heritage list of UNESCO since 1985 and one of objects of tours to Bulgaria.

25 Nov 13
The remains of a two wheel carriage with two horses were unearthed in the Thracian tomb in Sborianovo Sveshtari, Bulgaria on 25 of September 2013. There are speculations that the carriage was from 4 century B.C. at the time of the climax of the Getae dynasty. There were found also two more chariots with four wheels. The leader of archaeologists’ team believed the chariots were part of the ceremony of the buried ruler of the Getae Thracian tribes named Kotela in the big Thracian tomb there. The ancient Getae believed these two horses and the chariot were intended to move their great ruler Kotel in the world of death soils. The horses were buried standing up.

18 Nov 13
The General Conference of member countries of UNESCO confirmed in Paris, France on 12 November 2013 the nomination of Mrs. Irina Bokova from Bulgaria as Director-General of UNESCO for her second term period of time till 2017. The Executive Board of UNESCO has nominated Irina Bokova for Director-General of UNESCO that is the organization of the United Nations for educational, scientific and cultural aims.

11 Nov 13
The British newspaper Daily Mail has quoted Mr. Vesselin Ignatov, the Bulgarian archaeologist, who said there are about 10,000 Thracian tombs in Bulgaria today. Vesselin Ignatov lead the team of archaeologists who found the well preserved remains of artifacts of a funeral of local Thracian ruler of 2 century AD including lavishly ornamented four-wheel Thracian chariot, two skeletons of horses, a skeleton of a dog, weaponry, vessels and gold jewelry in the funerary mound un Karanovo, Bulgaria in 2008. The bronze platted wooden chariot was with rich gravures on bronze of a panther and another mythological animal with body of a panther and tail of a dolphin.

04 Nov 13
There is a unique poem with size of 240 sm to 30 sm on a smooth rock near Sitovo, Bulgaria. The rock lay on five stones as one of them looks like a figure of ancient goddess mother. There are speculations that the rock poem was made 7 century BC. It has been variously identified as Celtic, Slavic and Phrygian. The different interpretations of the translation of the ancient poem says the meaning about “Let the Soul, child of Heaven and Earth must return back to the light of his star as ordered Hades and Cronus - the creator of all creatures”.

28 Oct 13
UNESCO Executive Board nominates Irina Bokova from Bulgaria for Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The 58-member Executive Board of UNESCO has nominated on 4 of October 2013 Irina Bokova for the post of Director-General of that organization. On 12 November 2013, the General Conference of UNESCO member countries is expected to confirm Irina Bokova’s bid for a second term as Director-General. This decision of the UNESCO Executive Board is an expression of the trust and high regard of the qualities of the current director-general Irina Bokova from Bulgaria.

24 Oct 13
The tourists of tours of Bulgaria have a special new tourist’s attraction in Kavarna, Bulgaria. The tourists can personally visit and see on the spot the artifacts in the archaeologist’s excavations of ruins of medieval rulers’ palaces near Kavarna since 8 of September 2013. The archaeologists found there a special ring with a hole for powder poison from 14 century and ancient gold jewelry. About 200,000 tourists visited the town of Kavarna, Bulgaria in 2012. The number of the tourists for 2013 is expected to be the same also. 80 per cent of the tourists are individual tourists and 20 per cent are in groups of tours of Bulgaria.

14 Oct 13
The annual international fair of Bulgarian crafts and old handmade objects of arts was held in Etara, Bulgaria from 6 till 8 of September 2013. Eighty handicraftsmen from Bulgaria, Great Britain, Romania, Russia and Ukraine took part in the fest of crafts. The tourists of tours in Bulgaria interested to see in live the practice of old techniques by the art of hand jewelers, blacksmiths and hand weavers. The famous local clay vessels, sweets, bagpipes and fiddles were popular for the tourists. Etara is a unique for Bulgaria museum of open air of tens local old houses and workshops situated in mountain slops.

07 Oct 13
The local historians claimed on 7 of September 2013 that they had found the capital of ancient Thracian tribe of Odreses at Kozi Goats Hill at 1346 m above the sea level near Hyssaria, Starosel in Bulgaria. The Odresses seemed to be the biggest local Thracian tribe with own state from 5 BC till 1 century AD. The Roman Empire conquered the Odresses in 1 century AD. There were found ruins of ruler’s palace and sanctuary of god Zeus and goddess Hera on space of 10,000 square meters there. The archaeologists found there a number of coins of King Philipos II and other coins dated from 4 century BC till 3 century AD, 30 whole special stones for ancient religious rituals.

30 Sep 13
The ruins of wall of fortress of 7,000 years were discovered near Titcha dam at Shumen, Bulgaria on 5 of September 2013. There were three levels of stone barricades on five meters thick walls of the fortress. There were dug out glass bead balls, jade jewelry, copper tools and a mace weapon tool of marble among other 1,200 artifacts in the ruins of the fortress.

23 Sep 13
The beautiful fragment of the marble elements of the summer palace of the medieval tsars of the Bulgarians was dug out in the ruins of Great Preslav, the old capital of Bulgaria, on 29 of August 2013. The elements were discovered in the south west part of the ruins of the old capital of Bulgaria. The bases of the walls were two meters wide and in 1.7 meters depth in the soil as they showed a big and rarely beautiful building of the palace. The summer palace used to be on three floors with three bodies as the body in the middle was the biggest one. The limestone columns and roof moldings were part of the façade of the building and inside marble elements and tiles made the palaces in Great Preslav to be mentioned as magnificent as the Great Constantinople, the capital of the Empire of Byzantium, so called from the historian the capital of the world then.

16 Sep 13
A painting connected with the triple prayer, an often said prayer in the Christian religion even today, was discovered in Perperikon, Bulgaria in August 2013. The painting was dated as back as 5 century AD. On the painting there was a man who was considered as the same Jesus Christ as a peacock and crest with Greek letters alpha and omega as all these were considered as connected with Christian religion and Jesus Christ.

09 Sep 13
The Thracian tumulus in Pamuk Cotton Hill in Brestovotza, Bulgaria is high 13 meters and the diameter is 70 meters. The archaeologist so far dug at 11 meters in the bottom of the hill. They discovered there also bronze weapons and vessels, gold jewelry including a ring wirg a gem stoun as these artefacts were dated from the time of the reining of the Roman emperors Mark Avrelius and Nero.

02 Sep 13
A rarely found bronze coin of 4 century BC, minted of Thracian king Teres II was found in Brestoviza, Bulgaria on 14 of August 2013. Teres II was a king of the Odrysian Thracian tribes in middle Thrace, todays’ Bulgaria, from 351 BC to 342 BC. His rule lasted until the region was taken over by the Macedonian king Philip II who was the father of Alexander the Great. Teres II minted only bronze coins. A double axe and the name of Teres on Greek were minted on the face of the coin and a vine plant with five grapes was minted on the back side of the coin. The double axe was a symbol of the Thracian kings then.

26 Aug 13
The bronze ring with small container for powder poison possibly arsenic of 14 century was found on 20 of August 2013 at Kaliakra Cape, Varna, Bulgaria. This is the first ring of this type that so far was found in Bulgaria. There are speculations that the ring was of origin from Italy or Spain, the ring was of the small finger of a man who could put in a hidden way the poison from the ring into the glass of an enemy in order to commit murder. There have been found also 30 gold rings and earrings jewelry at the inner place of the Kaliakra Fortress since 2011. The middle age local nobles used to live, dine and drink there.

19 Aug 13
A treasury of 111 copper coins of the time of the late Roman Empire was found at Popovo, Bulgaria on 12 of August 2013. The coins were on the floor of the ruins of an ancient house near the ruins of a tower of the wall of the ancient Roman town. The ancient house used to be made by clay and branches of a tree. The unique defensive equipment of secret doors and inside stone steps to the tower of the wall were found also.

12 Aug 13
The Thracian gold jewelry was found in a tomb of 1 century A.D. at Brestovitza, Plovdiv, Bulgaria. The archaeologists discovered on 1 of August 2013 three graves and a wooden box with two pieces of gold jewelries for the hair of the noble Thracian ladies, three glass vessels for perfume and oil, two bronze locks and a bronze vessel with the shape of leopard. The tourists of the tours of Bulgaria visit the Todoroff Winery at Brestovitza for wine tours and degustation of red wine of Bulgaria including unique Mavrud kind of red wine.

05 Aug 13
A movie promoting the tours of Bulgaria is shot by a team of the Indian television channel Travel XP HD in Bulgaria between July 27 and August 8. The movie will be broadcasted by other Indian TV channels as well. The promotion movie shows the Saint Alexander Nevsky and Boyana Churches in Sofia, the Old Town and the Roman Theaters in Plovdiv and other sites of UNESCO world heritage list in Bulgaria. By this movie the Indian tourists possibly are more informed and attracted by tours in Bulgaria.

29 Jul 13
The archaeologists from the National Museum of History of Bulgaria go on in July 2013 with the excavation at Kozi Gramadi Hill near Starossel, the Thracian holy place sanctuary, in Bulgaria. They dig out the ruins of a Thracian temple of god Zeus from 4 century B.C. near the previously found Thracian palace. The Thracians build the temple of Zeus then by stone blocks, roof tiles of the Greek Corinth type tiles, stone and clay altars. There were found also marble slabs with the image of the god Zeus, coins of the Macedonian rulers Philip II and Alexander the Great, coins of the Syrian Roman Emperor Elagabalus and more than 1,000 clay pieces from vessels at the ruins of the Thracian temple.

22 Jul 13
The most imposing underground Thracian temple in Southeastern Europe is situated near Hisarya, Bulgaria. The underground Thracian temple includes a rock fence, big staircase and an internal hall with dome roof. In 2008 and 2009, the archaeologists from the National Museum of History of Bulgaria, made further discoveries and samples from the fireplace in the heart of the temple were used to find out the age of the complex. The temple was built in honor of the Goddess Hestia. The samples from the fireplace were analyzed in Germany and they showed the temple had been built around 350 BC.

15 Jul 13
A small red train, on rubber wheels for 20 persons, has been carrying and amusing the tourists of tours in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria since April 2013. The train tour begins the tour of Veliko Tarnovo at the Yantra Hotel on the main street to the Saint Paul and Saint Peter church, the Saint Ivan Rilski church, the Forty Martyrs church, the Tzarevetz Hill, the Tsars Wax Figures Museum and, again after half an hour trip, the train returns at the Yantra Hotel.

08 Jul 13
The Preobrazhenski Monastery is situated 7 km north from Veliko Tarnovo. It was built in the 14th century, during the reign of tsar Ivan-Alexander, originally 500 m south from its current location. After Bulgaria fell under the Ottoman yoke, it was burnt and destroyed. It was restored in 1825. The oldest buildings in it are the underground chapel St. Andrey Purvozvani and the main monastery church St. Preobrazhenie Gospodne. Its construction started in 1834 by Dimitar Sofianliata, and was finished in 1861 by N. Fichev, who also built the small church Blagoveshtenie. The main church was painted by the icon-painter Zharii Zograf. The most remarkable piece of mural is "The Wheel of Life ". The woodcarved iconostasis and its related icons have similarly impressive characteristics. The monastery is active even today.

01 Jul 13
The Aladzha Monastery, or colorful painted monastery, is a medieval cave monastery in Bulgaria, 17 km north of the town of Varna, near the hotels of the Golden Sands resort at the Black See side coast. Aladzha Monastery caves were hewn into a 25-m high vertical carst cliff near the upper edge on several levels. The cave monastery also includes two small catacombs. Aladzha Monastery is dedicated to the Holy Trinity.

24 Jun 13
The new six nominations of Bulgaria for UNESCO’s intangible heritage list in 2013. Their files have already been submitted to the international organization of UNESCO. The first one is the double-voiced singing technique in the town of Nedelino, in the Rhodope Mountains, Southern Bulgaria. The second one is high-pitched singing technique in the villages of Dolen and Satovcha, Southwestern Bulgaria, also stands good chances of becoming part of the world’s intangible heritage. The third new nomination has to do with the celebrated patterns of the Chiprovtsi rugs still created by the hand by female carpet-weavers in the Northwestern town of Chiprovtsi. The fourth Bulgarian nomination for the UNESCO list of intangible heritage is Surva, the International Festival of Masquerade Games, hosted by the town of Pernik. The Bulgarian traditional Community Center is a celebrated Bulgarian institution which is fully fit to be listed as intangible heritage by UNESCO. The National Folklore Festival in Koprivshtitsa, Western Bulgaria, is the sixth Bulgarian nomination for the UNESCO list.

17 Jun 13
UNESCO’s aim is to contribute to the building of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information. This includes various forms of folklore: narrative folklore, music, traditional dance patterns, traditional skills and crafts, various folk rituals, healing practices etc. So far, from the total of nine Bulgarian sites under UNESCO aegis, two more have been placed on the intangible heritage list. These are the Nestinarstvo or dancing over live embers still practiced in the southeastern Strandja Mountain, Bulgaria and the polyphonic folk singing technique of the old women from the village of Bistritsa, Western Bulgaria.

10 Jun 13
The Festival of the Roses 2013 took place on 2 of June 2013, traditionally on the first Sunday of the month of July. It is said that the annual Festival of the Roses in Kazanlak, Bulgaria was celebrated for the first time in the year of 1903. The local journalists reported that over 7,000 tourists visited the Festival of the Roses 2013 in Kazanlak. Among them were more than 1,000 tourists from Japan. The tourists visited the rose picking ritual at the rose fields of Enina, Kazanlak and see the festival parade in Kazanlak. The Mayor of the city of Fukuyama, the city of the roses in Japan, traditionally was guest of honor of the Municipality of Kazanlak. The Association of the Roses from the city of Fukuyama, that planted 700,000 roses in Fukuyama, invited to a visit in Fukuyama, Japan each year the annual Queen of the Festival of the Roses of Kazanlak and the student winner of the annual Japanese speaking contest in Sofia, Bulgaria.

03 Jun 13
An ancient necropolis of hundreds human graves was found at Marten, Rousse, Bulgaria on 28 of November 2012 on the same place of the road of transmission of gas between Bulgaria and Romania. The necropolis exhibited the graves and death habits of people from the ancient Thracian tribes as of 4 century B.C. till the end of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom of 14 century A.D.

27 May 13
The archaeologists from the National Museum of History of Bulgaria found an ancient Greek market place and trade harbor called emporium on the sea bottom near Thernomoretz, Bulgaria on 11 of September 2012. The market place was on a space of 2,000 sq. m and there was found a number of Greek amphora vessels from 5 century B.C., roof tiles and walls of buildings from 3 century B.C. and Roman amphora vessels from 1 century A.D. The same place is used as a harbor during the middle ages and even today.

20 May 13
The Municipality of Haskovo, Bulgaria announced on 6 of May 2013 that a rarely seen sun clock was discovered at Mineralni bani Haskovo. The sun clock of Mineralni bani Haskovo has seven steps. The only similar clock was discovered in Mexico as it has only five steps. The experts claim that the sun clock of Mineralni bani Haskovo is 5,000 years old, it can show days, hours, minutes and seconds.

13 May 13
A treasury of seven gold coins of 6 century was dug out from the archaeologists near town of Biala, Varna on 10 of April 2013. Six coins were from the reign of Justin the First, the Byzantine Emperor from 518 to 527 and one coin was from the reign of Justinian the Great, the Byzantine Emperor from 527 to 565. The treasury of the seven gold coins was in a clay pot with a lid. The coins were named as solidi and each one was 4.5 grams of weight and with 98 per cent of gold content. The archaeologists said that these seven coins were the annual salary of a soldier then. At that time a man used to buy by them either 300 kilos of wheat, or 3,000 liters wine, or one horse or ten pigs at that time. The numismatist experts say the current price of one coin is about 300 euros today. The coins shall be exhibited at the local History Museum in Biala to be seen of the tourists of the tours of Bulgaria.

07 May 13
The archaelogists dig out on 3 of April 2013 more artefacts of the Roman fortress town of Sexaginta Prista at Rousse, Bulgaria, such as a detail of a Greek amphora vessel from the Greek city of Sinope dated as back as 228 – 223 BC, 37 Roman coins, iron fibula bronze buckle and walls of the houses from that time. The modern city of Russe is located on the ruins of the Roman castle of Sexaginta Prista.

29 Apr 13
Sexaginta Prista means the port of sixty ships, and is a Roman fortress built on the territory of the nowadays city of Russe. The Roman castle arose above the ruins of an ancient Thracian settlement. The Thracian pitcher found by the excavations and dated to 2nd-1st century BC evidences for the existence of the Thracain village here. The archeologists also found a lot of remains of household pottery, transport means and other goods that proved the development of a vigorous growth. In 2006 the archeologists found the remains of a Roman military ship, probably used in the first quarter of 4th century to the first decade of the 5th century.

22 Apr 13
A Backpacker Index survey from www.priceoftravel.com said on 30 of December 2012 that the city of Sofia, Bulgaria by US$24.43 is the second cheapest budget city for tours destination in Europe for 2013, first is Bucharest, Romania by US$23.38, third is Krakow, Poland by US$25.06. The costs for each city includes: one night in the cheapest bunk at the least expensive hostel with a good location and good reviews; two public transportation rides per day; one paid famous attraction per day; three budget meals per day; three cheap, local beers (or wine) each day.

15 Apr 13
A settlement of 11 building of houses on 13,000 sq. m. was dug out at Diakovo, Bulgaria on 24 January 2013. The archaeologists believed the settlement was set up in 3 century AD and it was destroyed by the invasions of the Huns tribes in 5 century AD. So far 372 artifacts were found at the excavations among them are 121 coins of silver and bronze as the oldest from the reign time of Commodus, the Roman Emperor of 180 – 193 AD and the newest from the reign time of Theodosius the Second, the Roman Emperor of 408 – 450 AD, 36 clay pots an 214 big clay jars, fibulae, lamp and scales of bronze, a sword of iron, a red paint wooden lamp, objects of glass and others.

09 Apr 13
Ten stone altars for sacrifices from 3 century with indented crosses mark the change of paganism with Christianity at Perperikon, Bulgaria, Prof. Nicolay Ovcharov, head of excavations at Perperikon, said on 20 of September 2012. For an exact dating of the events testified altars found there – a discus, in the style of Art Roman pottery made in North Africa. This style ceramic is dated very accurately because of the available common schemes - late 4th - early 5th century. Open space altars with depression-like pool were designed to drain fluid. Backfilling of the pagan temple with engraving on the altars of the Christian symbol Cross showed deletion of the paganism of Perperikon.

01 Apr 13
A stone figure, resembling a head of a lion, allegedly dated from the time of the Trojan War, was found on the 13th of September 2012 by an expedition of ornithologists led by German Dr. Jacob Faar, 15 km northeast of Kardzhali, Bulgaria. The finding is a natural rock, further processed by a human hand, which the archaeologists currently explore. It's about finding the time to the late Bronze and early Iron Age, the historian Prof. Nicolay Ovcharov explained by noting that the lion in this period was important in Thracian cults. "These are the times of the Trojan war. Our search started from Homer's "Iliad," where the lion was sacred animal associated with kingship and royal power," he said. The unique monument to join History Museum in Kardzhali, where it can be viewed by tourists of tours of Bulgaria.

25 Mar 13
The opened in 2013 new Novotel in Sofia, Bulgaria 4 stars hotel, of the Accor family of hotels, is situated in an office building on Tsarigradsko shose, Sofia, Bulgaria on the Class A office space of 7,500 sq.m., on the top seven levels up to the 15th floor of an office building. Novotel Sofia offers 178 contemporary rooms supplied with free WIFI and hi-speed Internet access, latest connectivity technology, flat screen LED TV with satellite channels, mini bar, tea & coffee facilities and laptop-sized safe. With 6 meeting halls, the Novotel Sofia 4 stars hotel can accommodate up to 280 participants.

18 Mar 13
A necropolis, an old graveyard, at Dren, Bulgaria of 9 – 4 centuries BC can be put together to similar necropolis of Hallstatt in Austria and Vergina in Greece. So far till 2 July 2012 about 350 sq m of the necropolis were excavated. The graves of ancient people were put in rows. Among the artifacts found there were amber and blue gems including some those possibly look like similar to the so called gem Eye of the Allah. The necropolis was found during the construction of the highway Struma and the fact changed the infrastructure of the highway in order to preserve the necropolis.

11 Mar 13
The summer Palace of Bulgarian Khan Omurtag was found on the 30th of November 2012 near Silistra, Bulgaria. The palace was mentioned in the famous inscription on a stone column of Khan Omurtag in the Holy Forty Martyrs Church in Veliko Tarnovo. Part of this inscription was found on a second column found at the Summer Palace of Omortag completely identical to the first column of Veliko Tarnovo. The architecture of the newly found palace repeated architecture of already found Khan Palace in Pliska, the capital of Bulgaria then. The Summer Palace of Khan Omurtag was destroyed in the 11 century, probably by invading tribes of Pechenegs and Uzi.

04 Mar 13
A wooden chest with gold ornaments and iron bridle autry was found on the 7th of November 2012 in Omurtag mound known as Sveshtari mound in Bulgaria. According to Diana Gergova from the Archaeological Institute and Museum at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, the find is unique, as it consists of beautiful gold ornaments and trappings of the application. The rotten wooden chest was around 40 cm high and wide. It has gold bracelets, a gold tiara with beautiful embossed images of lions and fantastic animals, four spiral gold bracelets, a gold ring, gold buttons and gold beads with female heads. The find is the end of the 4 and early 3 century B.C. This is the time of the peak of Getae state and it can be assumed that Omurtag mound was royal necropolis of the Getae. This tumulus of Omurtag is the largest in the area that is site of the list of world cultural heritage of UNESCO.

26 Feb 13
A Byzantine cylindrical measuring cup in bronze from the 5th century was found on 6th of November 2012 by archaeologists in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria. It is believed that the cup is made in Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire, during the reign of Emperor Zeno (476 - 478.) This cup is now the only found measuring cup within the borders of the Byzantine Empire during this period. The excavations revealed also 40 bronze coins, probably from the late 5 century.

18 Feb 13
An ancient settlement 14 - 12 century BC, unique in the Balkans, was found on the 1st of November 2012 by the archaeologists along the newly built section of highway near Shumen, Bulgaria. Interestingly, this settlement was registered on a very large area. Similar objects have been studied mainly by drilling, and now we have the rare opportunity to explore a larger area, say archaeologists discovered the ancient village. During the excavation team of archaeologists was able to explore several buildings and furnace and well-preserved pottery those were old as 34 centuries.

11 Feb 13
The Bulgarian archaeologists claimed they had found the oldest prehistoric city in Europe, the BBC reported on the 1st of November 2012. The oldest prehistoric city in Europe, located near Provadia, Bulgaria, was fortified with large stone fortress. The scientists believe that it was an important producer of salt. The archaeologists believe that the town lived about 350 people and they determine its age at between 4,700 and 4,200 BC, or about 1,500 years before the Mycenaean civilization. The scientists say the villagers used to boil water from a local spring and used it to make bricks of salt, which served to keep the meat. In these times, salt was a valuable commodity, and this could explain the huge walls surrounding the village. The excavations at the site revealed the remains of two-storey houses, many pits used for carrying out rituals and parts of gates and fortresses.

04 Feb 13
The archaeologists found on 21 of October 2012 the ruins of an ancient building, built around 4,800 BC. The find is located at Petko Karavelovo near the city of Veliko Tarnovo. The scientists point out that the house is quite high - two or three floors. The experts explained that the length of the houses varies from 12 to 15 m, width - about 6 months that was quiet high building in that old time. During the excavations, researchers have found about 500 ancient artifacts - various tools made of stone and bone.

28 Jan 13
The site of budget tours http://www.priceoftravel.com ranked on 30 of December 2012 the 47 European big cities as the cheapest is 1 - Bucharest, Romania, that means that cheap/good hostel, transportation, meals, drinks/entertainment and attractions all make Backpacker Index for €17.77 = US$23.38/day. 2 – Sofia, Bulgaria, Sofia remained a fantastic bargain for budget tours among European capitals, with a very pleasant city center that is very welcoming of day tours of foreign tourists for €18.57 = US$24.43/day. 3 – Krakow, Poland, Krakow continued as Europe’s best travel bargain for day tours for €19.05 = US$25.06/day. 4 – Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina for €19.56 = US$25.74/day. 5 – Kiev, Ukraine for €22.07 = US$26.05/day. 6 – Riga, Latvia for €19.80 = US$25.74/day. 7 – Belgrade, Serbia for €20.97 = US$27.59/day. 8 – Budapest, Hungary for €23.94 = US$31.49/day. 9 – Warsaw, Poland for €27.20 = US$35.78/day. 10 – Zagreb, Croatia for €29.60 = US$38.95/day.

21 Jan 13
The expedition of archaeologists by Prof. Daniela Agre found a treasure of 200 silver coins at Sinemoretz, Bulgaria on 28 of September 2012. The treasure of 200 silver coins has weight of four kilos. The treasure was founs in a clay pot with plumb cover on it in a base of a tower of the palace of the Thracian ruler Kortodzuntos. The archaeologists believe the silver coins were of the third century BC The same expedition of archaeologists by Prof. Daniela Agre found a treasure of 180 golden coins and a colier with the name of precious gems near the same place in 2006. The Mayor of Sinemoretz expressed hope the newly discovered gold and silver treasures of coins would attract more tourists of tours of Bulgaria in Sinemoretz, at the Black Sea side cost of Bulgaria, at the same border with Turkey.

14 Jan 13
A religious church ointment of Saint Nicholas was found on 18 September 2012 in the apse of the old church of Saint Nicholas Monastery in Sozopol, Bulgaria, built in the late 6th and early 7th century. The ointment was found in a small pottery pot placed in a niche on the west limited small bricks. This is the most holy place in the temple, just below the central apse. The most likely is that it is a cult of Saint Nicholas is named.

07 Jan 13
The authorities in Bulgaria granted additional 1,5 million BGN in August 2012 for further studying and improvement of the infrastructure in the Valley of the Thracian rulers near Kazanlak, Bulgaria. The archaeologists in Bulgaria believed there were 1,000 Thracian tombs in the Valley of the Thracian rulers, Kazanlak as only less then 10 per cent of them were explored.

02 Jan 13
The archaeologists explored the sanctuary of the Thracian horseman god at the Roman town of Sostra, Troyan, Bulgaria in August 2012. The Thracian horseman god was celebrated as a god of hunt, live and death, good harvest, a god who hears and knows all, the god whose image probably became a predecessor of the image of Saint George in the Christian religious believes. Antoninus Pius was the emperor of Rome in 2 century when the sanctuary of the Thracian horseman god at the Roman town of Sostra was built. It is believed the Christians destroyed the sanctuary in 4 century.

21 Dec 12
A Roman tomb of 4 century A.D. was excavated in the South Roman necropolis of Roman town of Philip polis, Plovdiv, Bulgaria in summer of 2012. The Roman tomb has dimensions of 2 to 1 meter as the walls inside were painted with religious scenes of the bible. There had not been discovered such painted scenes in Bulgaria from this century so far. On the opposite there are such scenes from the bible in the Roman tombs in Roma. The religious scenes in the tomb were about the resurrection of Lazarus and a cantharis vessel with two peacocks seemed as a source of life.

17 Dec 12
A clay form for making gold and silver jewelry was found in the Roman town of Nicopolis ad Istrum near Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria in 2011. The archaeologists believe the clay jewelry form was typical only for the tribes of the Goths. The tourists of tours to Bulgaria also were able to see in the National Library of Bulgaria in Sofia in 2007 the photocopy of the oldest available silver bible of the Goths so called Codex Argentous dated 6 century as the library of the University of Uppsala, Sweden keeps the original of Codex Argentous. The archaeologists said the Roman town of Nicopolis ad Istrum used to be a place of the palace of the bishop Ulfilas the Goth who is famous by ordering the first translation of the Bible from Greek to the language of the Goths. For this he devised the Gothic alphabet. The oldest available silver bible of the Goths so called Codex Argentous was a copy of the first Bible of the Goths the Bible of Ulfilas from the lands of modern Bulgaria.

10 Dec 12
The frescoes of holly men were discovered at the remains of the Saint Peter and Saint Paul monastery in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria in July 2011. The frescoes of holly men were from 14 century. They have the face of Saint George, human bodies and a priest. The frescoes of holly men were found in a special grave for frescoes as it was a tradition in the middle ages. The archaeologists believe these frescoes of holly men were from the time of the bishop Ignatius who was a famous religious person then. The bishop Ignatius was a member of the delegation of bishops those took part in making and signing the unia agreement among Eastern and Western churches in Florence, Italy in 1438.

03 Dec 12
Big well preserved wooden beams from 1 century AD in the ancient Roman town of Serdika probably from the barracks of the warriors of the Roman legions were found in August 2012 at the center of Sofia, Bulgaria. The leading archaeologist claimed this new found artifact showed there had not been at all a Thracian town under the today’s capital of Bulgaria as it had been believed till now but there was just a Roman town.

26 Nov 12
The exhibition of the contemporary Japanese architecture was opened from 21 of November till 16 of December 2012 in the National Gallery of Sofia, Bulgaria. The Japanese exhibition is an event from the annual celebrated in November 23 days of the Japanese culture in Bulgaria. The most famous Japanese architects such as names of Tadao Ando, Arata Isozaki, Toyo Ito, Kisho Kurokawa and others presents their masterpiece works of architecture.

19 Nov 12
The Municipality of Perushtitza goes for conservation and restoration of the remains of the famous Red Church in Perushtitza, Bulgaria under the European project. The information center building, the exhibition hall with photos and information texts and an alley for walking by foot for tourists of tours in Bulgaria are to be ready by the end of 2012. The Red Church was probably built under Roman Emperor Anastasius I (491–518); it was originally measured 32 by 25 metres.

12 Nov 12
Bulgaria took part in the World Travel Market 2012 in London, presenting a diverse range of travel destinations, as the market motto of Bulgaria for the travel and tourism trade was "Bulgaria: Unique in Its Diversity." Bulgaria exhibited its potential as a diverse year-long tourist destination. The World Travel Market (WTM), a leading global event of travel and tourism trade, was opened from 5till 8 of November 2012 at the ExCel Exhibition Hall in London.

05 Nov 12
A clay pot with 225 bronze coins of 4 century B.C. was dug out 19 of June 2012 in Sozopol, Bulgaria. The symbol sea ship anchor from the Greek town of Apollonia, Sozopol is on the first side and the same God Apollo – the Saint of the town of Apollonia - was on the other side of the coin. The archaeologists believed these coins were rear as they had not been used in merchant’s turnover. The coins were treasure but not a death payment habit. The coins were made in Apollonia and they were not obolus. Charon is the ferryman of Hades who carries souls of the newly deceased across the rivers Styx and Acheron that divided the world of the living from the world of the dead. An obolus or danake was a coin to pay Charon for passage.

26 Oct 12
8th Ministerial Conference, supported by UNESCO, on Cultural Heritage in South-East Europe on the subject Intangible Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Development was held on 24 and 25 of October 2012 in Sofia, Bulgaria. The countries in South-East Europe, including Greece, Turkey and Bulgaria, are seemed as having a lot of cultural heritage values and culture. The meeting, organized by the support of the UNESCO Venice Office, and in the presence of the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, focused on “Intangible Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Development”. Participating Ministers of Culture presented the respective policies and measures to safeguard the intangible cultural heritage in their respective countries in South-East Europe, and to enhance this cultural heritage as a driver for intercultural dialogue and sustainable development in South-East Europe.

22 Oct 12
Ten covered clay vases of 8 century B.C. were dug out in lays of sands and ashes near Dren, Pernik, Bulgaria on 15 of June 2012. The archaeologists believed the vases contained burned bones of death people.

16 Oct 12
A church dating back to the late Antiquity period 4th-6th century AD, which is located near the village of Sarafovo, Burgas, Bulgaria on the Black Sea coast was discovered from the archaeologists in May 2012. The excavations began after over the winter the sea waves uncovered parts of a Roman structures – a residential building with a sewage system, whose existence has been suspected by Bulgarian archaeologists since the 1970s.

08 Oct 12
A treasure of gold and silver coins was found at Perperikon, Bulgaria on 9 of August 2012. They were 11 Greek hyperpyron or perpers, gold coins of Byzantium of 14 century, by 4.4 grams and 14 -16 gold carats each one and 6 silver coins from Venice, Italy from 13 century. The emperors of Byzantium Andronikos II Palaiologos, Andronikos III Palaiologos and Michael IX Palaiologos ordered cutting the gold perpers coins. It is said that by 1 gold hyperpyron or perper one could buy a herd of cows then.

01 Oct 12
The Independent published on 19 of September 2012 an article about a travel to the scary cavern Devil's Throat in the Rhodope Mountain in Bulgaria. The tourists of tours in Bulgaria can walk on the roads carved through canyons of sheer rock and fir forest, still haunted by bears and wolves: past tumbling rivers and stone bridges dating back to Roman times. The article described Bulgaria and its neighbours Greece, Turkey and Romania, as being once the land of the Thracians, a rival civilisation to ancient Troy and Rome. The two greatest half-real, half-myth heroes of Thrace were Spartacus, a warrior and Orpheus, a musician of bewitching beauty and charisma. According to legend, when Orpheus's bride-to-be, Euridice, was fatally bitten by a serpent on their wedding day, he went down into the Underworld through the Devil's Throat cavern to play his lute to its presiding deities, Hades and Persephone, and so charm them into giving Euridice back to him.

24 Sep 12
The New York Times published on 30 of August 2012 an article named as 36 hours in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. The journalist described Sofia as an interesting and full of life city. One can read about the architecture of the city, the famous yellow pavement of the main Tsar Osvoboditel Street those were donated of the Emperor of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 19 century, the museums of old history and monuments of the socialist rule time, the open exhibitions of photos on “The Bridge of Lovers” near the National Palace of Culture, the women who sell vegetables and fruit in the central open market, taking courses of playing the old Bulgarian dance named choro, the special Balkan taste in Bulgaria of the barbeque meat, the cold yoghurt soup with cucumbers and the beef belly soup.

17 Sep 12
The 10-th annual international exhibition of local crafts in Etara, Bulgaria took place from 6 till 9 of September 2012. The tourists of tours of Bulgaria met and saw 80 masters from Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia FYR, Scotland, Serbia, Slovenia and Romania those presented forgotten old technics of making clay pots, copper pots, smiths, knives, jewelry, weave, knit and spin.

10 Sep 12
The annual Festival of walnuts was held in Orechovo, Bulgaria on 2 of September 2012 by the local association for tourism. The name Orechovo means a place of wall nuts trees as they used to be a lot there in last ages. The tourists of tours to Bulgaria saw in the Festival of walnuts live performances of bagpipe music of the local folk musicians, old local dances and costumes, they tasted the cakes with walnuts in old recipes including local of Orechovo katma with wild fruits and walnuts, the tourists saw more traditional medicines treatments those use wall nuts, a new walnut tree was planted in the local park of the walnut trees in Orechovo. The tourists of tours in Bulgaria stayed for accommodation in 14 old style houses for guests in Orechovo, Bulgaria.

03 Sep 12
The Bulgarian National Radio www.bnr.bg reported about 333 bagpipe players wearing the same folk costumes in concert in the National Palace of Culture in Sofia, Bulgaria on 16 of May 2012. The music of the Rhodope Mountain flies in space, features on the soundtracks of Hollywood movies and has now entered the Guinness Book of Records as Bulgaria has set a world record in bagpipe performance. On June 19 arrived the official confirmation that this performance of the pipers has been recognized by the Guinness Book of Records. Thus the Bulgarian bagpipers broke the previous record set by 240 Scottish bagpipes. The musicians played for 9 minutes and 13 seconds, performing fragments of 8 Rhodope songs that made the nearly 4,000 spectators raise to their feet.

27 Aug 12
The Festival of Petrova niva, Malko Tarnovo, Bulgaria, was held on 20 of August 2012 – as the festival is also the congregation day of the grandchildren of descendants of the Bulgarian refugees from Thrace region. The Thracian Bulgarians refugees is a group in the beginning of 20th century of about 250 000 ethnic Bulgarians, originating from Eastern Thrace - part of the Ottoman Empire in 1903 and Western Thrace so called Macedonia part of modern sate of Greece since 1913, as this people were expelled from the above areas and move to Bulgaria. Petrova Niva is a historic place among the list of 100 Famous Tourist Sites of Bulgaria; a monument was built in the 1950s and a church dedicated to Saint Petka was constructed in 2003 there.

20 Aug 12
The 13th Bulgarian Pirin Sings Folklore Festival was held on 4 and 5 August in Predela pass, near Razlog between two majestic Bulgarian mountains, Rila and Pirin. There were 385 folklore groups of musicians and dancers with 2,500 participants of the Municipality of Blagoevgrad and 30,000 visitors and tourists of tours to Bulgaria. The audience greeted also the performers from the village of Dobarsko who competed in the section of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO. The tourists keen on of authentic folklore from UK, Russia, Portugal, Belgium and Holland came over to the folklore festival at Predela pass, near Bansko.

13 Aug 12
The tenth festival of Bulgarian jura and kaba bagpipes music began in Gela, the Rodopes Mountain, Bulgaria on 5 of August 2012. The famous 101 Bulgarian kaba bagpipes orchestra opened the festival by loud music. The international participants musicians of bagpipes were from Finland, Greece and Hungary. The tourists of tours to Bulgaria joined 9,000 musicians and tourists in the festival of Bulgarian jura and kaba bagpipes music 2012 in Gela.

07 Aug 12
The International Jazz Festival in Bansko from 4 to 11 August 2012 is one of the biggest summer musical events in Bulgaria since 1998. The quaint old town of Bansko becomes a meeting place for emblematic figures of today’s music world. The concerts are free for the public and the festival is organised with the aid of sponsors. Traditionally, the programme features styles and groups representing almost all jazz trends.

30 Jul 12
Bulgarian archaeologists discovered in May 2012 an ornamented dagger belonging to a Western European knight during excavations of the fortress wall at the entrance of the Black Sea town of Sozopol. The dagger has a 20-cm blade and a richly decorated handle; it must have been dropped by a warrior, most certainly a Western European knight, during an attack on the Black Sea fortress of Sozopol back in the 14th century.

23 Jul 12
A golden ring of 6 c. A.D. with the rotunda Anastasias over the grave of Jesus in Jerusalem was found near Ruse, Bulgaria. The tourists of the tours in Bulgaria can see it in the History museum, Sofia till 31 of May 2012 and later in the museum in Varna.

23 Jul 12
A silver ring with a gem stone of 15 century was found at the church Saint Peter and Saint Paul in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria in June 2011. The gem was a Chalcedon in brown and white colors with engraved figure of a man with a wreath on the head.

16 Jul 12
A pyramidal shape metal seal with bone part of the same seal of an officer of the army of Byzantine Empire of 10 century has been found at the Thracian sanctuary of Perperikon Bulgaria in 2010. The seal bone part was a figure of a moving lion.

02 Jul 12
An exhibition of East-Orthodox painted icons of holy men was opened at the Monastery of Rila, Bulgaria on 4 of May 2012. The Monastery of Rila is the biggest and the most famous monastery in Bulgaria. The Monastery of Rila was founded in 10 century and it is a site in the list of the world heritage of UNESCO. The Monastery of Rila of 10 century is a favorite place to visit for tourists of the tours to Bulgaria.

28 Jun 12
A coin of Byzantine Emperor Roman Lakapin of 10 century was dug out at Preslav, Bulgaria. Preslav the Great used to be a capital of Bulgaria in 9 – 10 century. The only such two coins in the world are at the museums in London and Saint Petersburg, Russia. On the front side of the coin there is the face of Byzantine Emperor Roman Lakapin with a beard and a crown and on the back side of the coin there is a cross of the type of the cross of Golgotha.

25 Jun 12
See the tour of Bulgaria and Romania including Bran Castle or the Castle of Dracula, estimated as the second expensive castle, and 15th most expensive real estate in the world by sell price of 135 million USD by www.world-most-expensive.com. The Dracula’s Castle was built in the 14th century to be a control check point and a custom duty house on the border between Transylvania and Wallachia and also a fortress against the invading Ottoman Turks. The Prince Vlad the Impaler, one of the first owners of the Bran Castle was a brutal and cruel warlord who was infamous for the torture techniques against his captured enemies.

21 Jun 12
A strange skeleton of a man, probably of a man vampire, of 700 years ago was dug out near the Saint Nicolas church in Sozopol Bulgaria on 3 of June 2012 as the Daily Telegraph wrote on 6 of June 2012. The heart of the dead man was stabbed by a big rod. The skeleton, probably of a man vampire, is exhibited for the tourists of the tours in Bulgaria in the History museum in Sofia. Some archaeologists including Prof. Bojidar Dimitrov, the Chairman of the History museum in Sofia, Bulgaria, believe this skeleton shows a pagan ritual in Bulgaria either to protect a dead man to become a man vampire or against extremely evil man.

18 Jun 12
Roses in Bulgaria 2012. Mrs. Tsetska Tsacheva, the Speaker Chairwoman of the National Assembly of Bulgaria, declared the intention and support for building a new museum of the roses in Kazanlak during her visit to the Festival of the Roses in Kazanlak, Bulgaria on 3 of June 2012. Mr. Miroslav Naydenov, the Minister Agriculture of Agriculture, announced on 10 of June 2012 the plans to have experts at his institution working on a rose oil standard and a special law for the Bulgarian rose. Bulgaria is one of the biggest producers of rose oil in the world. The reason for this is the high qualities of the Bulgarian Kazanluk rose, a special type of rose that was cultivated after many years of development of the Rose Damascene. The rose oil is used for the making of perfumes, liqueur and jam - it is considered even three times more expensive than real gold by market price of 5,000 till 6,000 euros per one kilogram. One kilogram of rose oil is extracted from roughly 3,000 kg of rose flower petals.

11 Jun 12
The 109th annual Festival of the Roses in Kazanlak, Bulgaria took place on 3 of June 2012 in the rose fields and the parade of the Queen of the Rose in the center of Kazanlak. The diplomats in Bulgaria from 26 countries, the official delegations from China, Germany, the Netherlands, the Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia and the representative of the Japanese Bulgarian association for friendship and culture and the Japanese association Hiroshima and Bulgaria, the tourists of tours to the Festival of the Roses in Bulgaria, including Japanese tourists, visited the Festival of the Roses in Kazanlak. More than 6 000 people passed in the carnival of the Queen of the Rose in Kazanlak, the Valley of Roses.

04 Jun 12
Bulgaria expects to produce 1 500 kg of rose oil in 2012 and to increase the rose oil by 300 kg from 2011, according to Nedko Nedkov, the director of the Institute of Roses and Essential Oil-Bearing Plants in Kazanlak, the Rose Valley of Bulgaria. The rose picking season started on May 24, 2012 and will end on June 15, 2012. It is said that Bulgaria has a total of 36 000 000 square meters of rose gardens.

28 May 12
The archaeologists discovered fragments of a Greek vase with erotic scenes of 6 – 7 century B.C. in Sozopol, Bulgaria in April 2012. One can see seven naked girls and boys making love in nontraditional sex positions on this ancient Greek vase.

21 May 12
The Romanian archaeologists claimed to find huge halls under surface of the remains of the old Dacia fortress Sarmizegetusa in West Romania on 18 of April 2012. Sarmizegetusa Regia was the capital of Dacia erected on top of a 1,200 meter high mountain. Dacia was invaded by the Emperor Trajan of the Roman Empire and Sarmisegetusa was conquered and destroyed in 105 AD. The Dacia’s capital’s defensive system includes Six Dacia fortresses — Sarmizegetusa, Blidaru, Piatra Roşie, Costeşti, Căpâlna and Băniţa. All Six Dacia fortresses were named UNESCO World heritage sites in 1999.

09 May 12
The cultural tour of Bulgaria was put for the first time in the US National Geographic Traveler magazine's annual "50 Tours of a Lifetime" on 12 of April 2012 and it has been named as "The Cultural Splendors of Bulgaria: Art, Wine, and Traditions." The National Geographic Traveler magazine has 7.5 million readers worldwide. The tour offers visits of the oldest in Europe Neolith dwellings in Stara Zagora of 6,000 years B.C., The Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak of 4 century B.C., the Rila monastery of 10 century, Boyana Church Sofia with famous fresco of 13 century as most of them are sites of World Cultural Heritage of UNESCO in Bulgaria.

02 May 12
The special exhibition in the Archaeology museum in Sofia offered seeing till 31 of May 2012 for tourists of tours to Bulgaria also bronze axes from the Bronze Age, Roman clay pots, gold jewelry, a gold coin of the Roman Emperor Britannicus and more.

26 Apr 12
Bulgaria is the cheapest destination for tours to Bulgaria for Britons, the cost index from Post Office Travel Money revealed on 23 April 2012. A basket of 10 typical tours items costing just GBP 42.79 in Bulgaria, 4 per cent less than in 2011.

23 Apr 12
The National Museum of History in Sofia received in February 2012 an incunabulum The Explanation of the gospels by Theophylact, Archbishop of Ochrid, a book published in Paris in 1542. The renowned theologian Theophylact was born in 1090 in Greece.

17 Apr 12
Bulgaria, Magic Lives Here – with this slogan Bulgaria has advertised in a major advertising campaign to British tourists the tours to Bulgaria about the incredible nature and old Thracian and Roman heritage of Bulgaria.

09 Apr 12
Thracian chest armor goes to the National history museum in February 2012 as the police took it from tomb riders in Bulgaria in March 2012. The Thracian chest armor was dated 5 to 4 century B.C. and it was well preserved.

02 Apr 12
Bulgaria's Bansko had been named Europe's best value ski resort by TripAdvisor on 12 of March 2012. Based on TripIndex Ski - the cost of one night's hotel accommodation, a ski pass, basic ski hire, a local meal and a bottle of beer - just GBP 106.

30 Mar 12
A treasury of 2,343 old coins, probably in a clay pot near a water spring, was found near Pleven, Bulgaria on 21 of March 2012. The archaeologists dated the coins of the time of the Roman Emperors of Komnenós or Comnenus of 1141 A.D.

26 Mar 12
Bulgaria was ranked as the fourth best value break of 2012 in UK Post Office holiday on 25 of February 2012. A three-course evening meal for two adults including a bottle of house wine in a Bulgarian restaurant averaged at GBP 24.04.

19 Mar 12
The Bulgarian National Radio opened in February 2012 an exhibition The Glagolitic Alphabet and Proto-Bulgarian Runes. The event commemorates Saint Cyril and Saint Methodius, the patrons of Europe, and their contribution to education.

12 Mar 12
UNESCO opened in Bulgaria on 20 of February 2012 the first Regional Center for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Southeastern Europe on 7, Latchezar Stantchev St., Sofia, Bulgaria by a decision of the UNESCO’s General Conference in 2011.

05 Mar 12
The 2012 tourism expo in Inter Expo Center in Sofia, Bulgaria has attracted over 300 participants tour operators and tourists’s agents from 16 different countries with a total of 280 stands as Bulgaria has been represented by 225 participants.

27 Feb 12
The exhibition of the newly found objects from the 305 places of archaeology excavations in Bulgaria in 2011 was opened including for tourists of tours to Bulgaria on 14 of February 2012 till 31 of May 2012 in the Archaeology museum in Sofia.

20 Feb 12
The ladies alpine ski downhill and SG slalom competitions of the Alpine Ski World Cup in Bansko are on 25 and 26 February 2012. Bulgaria is the only country where all four kind of alpine ski competitions of the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup take place in 2012.

15 Feb 12
Over 300 million people worldwide watch the men alpine ski slalom and giant slalom competitions of the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup series in Bansko on 18 and 19 February 2012. Over 25 TV stations show the ski event direct from Bansko.

30 Jan 12
Bulgaria, with artifacts of the old Thracians and Romans, ranked 6 of 10 places as a worldwide developing tourist destination for adventure tourism in 2010 by http://www.adventureindex.travel of The US Adventure Travel Trade Association.

23 Jan 12
A newly discovered around Perperikon, Bulgaria Thracian terracotta clay horseman figure was shown on 12 of January 2012. The archaeologists said the Thracian terracotta clay horseman figure was dated of 4 or 3 century B.C.

17 Jan 12
The tours to Sofia, Bulgaria are the cheapest tours in Europe according the Backpacker Index for 2012 for Europe for the low budget tours. The US web site named www.priceoftravel.com reported it on 10 of January 2012.

09 Jan 12
Three silver plated coins and clay pots of 14 c. AD of Bulgarian Tsar Ivan Shishman were dug out at the church near the Eastern Gate of Apollonia Pontica in Sozopol, Bulgaria on 30 of November 2011 for seeing of tourists of tours to Bulgaria.

04 Jan 12
The ruins of a church for bones of death warriors of 6 c. AD were discovered near the Eastern Gate of Apollonia Pontica in Sozopol, Bulgaria outside of the walls of the old town in November 2011 for the tourist project of all season’s tours to Bulgaria.

19 Dec 11
The missing Eastern Gate of the seven meters high walls of ancient town of Apollonia Pontica of 7 c. BC was dug out in Sozopol, Bulgaria on 27 November 2011 for having complete ancient walls for the tourist project of all season’s tours to Bulgaria.

12 Dec 11
Clay vessels dated 1600 years BC were dug out in Kypra, Bulgaria on 18 of November 2011 and some of them look like cups of gold treasure of Valtchitran of 13 century B.C. They are in the museum in Devnya for seeing of tourists of tours of Bulgaria.

05 Dec 11
Roman mosaic of the Greek god of wine and ecstasy Dionysus and two dancing women was discovered on the floor of a Roman building of 3 century AD at the ruins of the ancient Roman town of Augusta Traiana in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria in October 2011.

28 Nov 11
The Minister of Economy, Energy and Tourism said at The DiVino.Taste wine forum in Sofia on 19 of November 2011 that gourmet and wine tours in Bulgaria are the most prospective tours of Bulgaria, combined with SPA, historical tours and eco tours.

21 Nov 11
The USA team makes a movie probably for tourists of tours in Bulgaria about the excavations in October 2011 of Roman ruins from 2 century at the Roman gate of the ancient Roman town of Serdika from the time of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius.

14 Nov 11
Gifts for the funeral of a rich Thracian woman from 1 century AD came to light during excavations of a Thracian mound near Borisovo, Bulgaria in September 2011. They were bronze and glass vessels, a gold chain and the shoes of the buried woman.

07 Nov 11
Join the budget tours of Sofia, Bulgaria - the first of the top 10 cheapest cities for tours in Europe in October 2011 as from www.priceoftravel.com and www.newsday.com as lodging, transportation, budget meals and tourists attractions.

01 Nov 11
An old treasure of 2000 years of gold jewelry was found near Svishtov, Bulgaria in September 2011. There were gold torques, bracelets and applications with a total weight of 266.5 g as the amount of gold was between 18 and 21 carats.

24 Oct 11
The old stone anchors those were discovered of the underwater expedition near Sozopol, Bulgaria in September 2011 show they had been used in the XV - XII century BC by the Cretan, Mycenaean and Phoenician sailors in the age before the Trojan War.

17 Oct 11
The marble bas-relief of the Thracian Horseman god Heros, which has been found in Perperikon in August 2011, arguably proves that there at Perperikon had been the biggest sanctuary in the Balkans named the Temple of Dionysus.

10 Oct 11
Golden and silver jewelry, an ear ring with pearls and a seal with Virgin Mary were excavated at the necropolis of 43 graves of 12 century AD at the castle of Kaliakra cape at the Black Sea side coast of Bulgaria on 17 of August 2011.

03 Oct 11
A sacrificial pyre of old Thracian tribes has been found at the Thracian sanctuary Starossel, Hissarya, Bulgaria. So Mr. Ivan Gutev, the mayor of Hissarya, hoped to see more tourists of tours in Bulgaria at Hissarya.

26 Sep 11
A double-edged iron axe labrys of 4 century BC was found from at the main gate of the Thracian ruler’s palace at Kozi gramadi peak in Sredna Gora Mountain in Bulgaria on 5 of July 2011.

20 Sep 11
The archaeologists presented the latest find at Perperikon - two lead seals of the Archbishop of Archidos and Byzantine coins from the time of Byzantine Emperor John I Tzimiskes, Basil II the Bulgar-slayer, and Constantine VIII in the late 10th century.

13 Sep 11
The Bulgarian archeologists found 100 artifacts in five Thracian tombs near Mogilets and Omurtag in northeastern Bulgaria on 12 August 2011. The tourists of tours in Bulgaria see them at the local history museum.

02 Sep 11
An old rock oven with a small chamber and two circle holes dated of 3 century AD was found at Perperikon, Bulgaria in 2010. A bronze cross dated 10 – 11 AD and a lead medallion with Runes signs were found on 15 of July 2011 in Perperikon.

29 Aug 11
A 9 million years old fossil of the horse chiparion has been exposed at the history museum in Vratza, Bulgaria. The fossil was found from scuba divers on a piece of rock at the bottom of the sea near Kamen briag in the Black Sea.

22 Aug 11
The archaeologists discovered on 13 of June 2011 in Sozopol 30 bronze coins with images of Ancient Greek god Apollo of 4 -3 c. BC. The coins were in the remains of a villa in the Greek polis of Apollonia, today's Sozopol.

08 Aug 11
Bulgarian archaeologists discovered on 4 of June 2011 near Yunatsite in Bulgaria a place estimated as the oldest settlement in Europe of a civilization that existed 6 800 years ago on Bulgarian land, much older than the Mycenaean civilization.

01 Aug 11
The ruins of an ancient temple of Greek goddess Demeter and her daughter goddess Persephone, statuettes and painted ceramic vessels dug out in Sozopol, Bulgaria in May 2011. Sozopol was a Greek town dated back as 7 century BC.

22 Jul 11
The 22 Congress of Byzantine Studies Byzantium Without Borders takes place from 22 till 27 of August 2011 in Sofia, Bulgaria so the Codices Purpureus Beratinus from Albania, 6 c. and 9 c., join the exhibition The Brilliance of Byzantium in Sofia.

18 Jul 11
The two Purpureus Beratinus codices dated 6 and 9 century AD, preserved in Tirana, Albania, arrive in Sofia, Bulgaria in August 2011. The Purpureus Beratinus codices were inscribed on the UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register in 2005.

11 Jul 11
21,000 antiques trafficked from Bulgaria into Canada were mainly old coins, jewels, glass objects, bronze, iron and stone equipment and objects from the daily life of old people who lived in the land of Bulgaria.

04 Jul 11
The German Bild wrote on tourism in Bulgaria on 15 of June 2011 about the attractions for the tourists at the resorts at the Black Sea side of Bulgaria - a lot of surprises of the cuisine of Bulgaria, historical monuments and a piece of luxury conditions.

27 Jun 11
The Canadian authorities formally returned in an official ceremony in Ottawa on 11 of June 2011 to Bulgaria 21,000 antique objects, mainly old coins, seized when trafficked from Bulgaria into Canada in 2010.

22 Jun 11
Benefit of the new affordable promotional rates on some of our tours of Bulgaria with guaranteed departure dates.

20 Jun 11
The harvest of roses in Bulgaria in 2011 will be about of 1,500 kg of rose blossoms in Bulgaria from all 35,000,000 square meters of land of plants of roses for oil. The price of one kilogram of oil of roses is 4,500 euro.

13 Jun 11
Makato Ito, the ambassador of Japan in Bulgaria, participated in the election of the Queen of Roses of Kazanlak 2011. The Queen of Roses, 19 years old, takes part in the Festival of the roses in Kazanlak and in the Festival of the roses in Fukuyama, Japan.

06 Jun 11
The Festival of the Roses was in Kazanlak, Bulgaria on 5 of June 2011. The tourists of tours in Bulgaria 2011, mostly from Japan, visited the Festival of the Roses and they saw rose picking, dances, songs and the Queen of the Roses of Kazanlak 2011.

30 May 11
Bulgaria is the cheapest summer holiday destination in 2011 by a survey of the German automotive union ADAC, of 50 resorts in 10 European countries and a consumer basket of 34 products and services, announced by Deutsche Welle on 26 of May 2011.

 

 

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