Calling all explorers!!!
After a brief break, the Spotted!-All About Bulgaria series is back with a special treat for all of the explorers out there, who are itching to discover new and exciting places in Bulgaria.
This week we are highlighting just a handful of ancient cultural sights and treasures scattered throughout the country and most certainly worth a visit. Bulgaria is a 1,300 plus years old country and with that kind of longevity, it is no wonder that hidden beneath its fruitful fields and deep inside its thick green forests, there are layers up on layers of still to be discovered ancient history. From the Thracians to the Romans, to thousands of years before them both, Bulgaria’s rich and lengthy history is quickly catapulting the country to the top of the cultural and in particular the archeological niche of tourism. If we have awaken the “explorer”, “thrill-seeker” or “history-lover” in you, then don’t delay and check out the 3 articles we have selected for you this week. 🙂
As always, if you would like us to include a great find of yours in our weekly roundups, please contact us via the Contact Me page. We will be more than happy to add it to our weekly lists. 🙂
1) Starosel: For Explorers and Wine Lovers on My Destination Bulgaria – The February feature travel article of My Destination Bulgaria is a guest post from our editor and features the Thracian Cult Complex near Starosel in South-central Bulgaria. It is an excellent starting point or you to learn more about the region, its archeological and natural endowments, and perhaps even lay the ground work for a day or weekend get away trip to the Bulgarian countryside.
2) Fourth-century CE magistrate statue uncovered in Bulgaria’s Plovdiv on The Sofia Globe – Another great artifact makes its way to the surface, when archeologists working at the Roman-era forum site in Plovdiv, Bulgaria’s second largest city, had the pleasure of discovering it. Guests of Plovdiv have the opportunity to visit a number of Roman sites, among which are the Roman Theater (the Amphitheater), the Roman Stadium, and the Ancient Forum.
3) Europe’s Oldest Town Found in Bulgaria on CNN.com (reporter: Ralitsa Vassileva)- A CNN video report on an excavation site near the town of Provadia in Bulgaria, that tells bits and pieces of the story of the oldest European town discovered to date.
P.S. Crave more? Our Resources on Bulgaria page is updated regularly & features lots of interesting & useful reads. Check it out!
Gift Corner – FOR ALL
Valley of Thracians: A Novel of Bulgaria by Ellis Shuman