The Most High created the Earth and started with a sack to give
all the goods of nature to different countries. And when finally
it was Bulgaria's turn there was nothing left in the
sack. Then he shook out over this land all that had remained and
that’s why here there's a bit of everything — mountains, sees,
rivers, woods, and plains.
may not always give the most accurate information but science is
explicit that here, 8 000 years ago, the Varna civilization
created the first gold ornaments in the world. On these very
lands the divine musician Orpheus was born and so was the
gladiator Spartacus — the liberator of the slaves. It is only
here that people dance barefoot on fire and value exclusively
red wine. Here, bishop Ulfilas created the
alphabet of the Goths and Contemporary Europe, and the holy
brothers Cyril and Methodius gave writing to the Slavs.
According to the US Patent Office creator of the first computer
is the Bulgarian John Atanasoff
Welcome to Bulgaria! Enjoy yourselves in Rousse!
The city is situated on the right bank downstream of the Danube
and is 7000 years
old. The most ancient inhabitants known are the Thracians, and
after them — the Celts, the Romans, the Goths, the Slavs and the
Proto-Bulgarians. The contemporary city of Rousse is the 5th
largest city in the country and it's an administrative,
industrial, transport, trading, and cultural centre.
Many things in
contemporary Bulgaria find their roots in Rousse — shipbuilding,
rail, urban planning, beer; banking, insurance, choral singing,
modern agriculture, and cinema. Indeed, cinema makes its first
steps here in February 1897 and many of the greatest filmmakers
are from Rousse. The first cinema club was established in 1924,
and today Rousse is the capital of Bulgarian alternative cinema
and host of the 74th world congress and festival of UNICA.
- President NFAK -
Picture credits. Clockwise from
A gold rhyton from the Panagyurishte
treasure, the 4th–3rd century BC. by Sitomo.
Sandstone formations near Melnik, southern Bulgaria by Stoyan Filipov.
The Black Sea as seen from Medni Rid peak near Burgas by Evgord.
Ancient Roman architecture in Plovdiv, the oldest city in
Europe and the 6th oldest settlement in the world,
continuously inhabited since at least 3,000 BC. by Tourbillon.
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