ancient churches

The archaeological restoration of the 9th century Great Basilica in Pliska, capital of the First Bulgarian Empire (632/680-1018 AD) between 680 and 893 AD, has been reintensified by the National Museum of History in Sofia as of May 2016.

This has been made clear in a statement of the Museum which has also renewed its call for donations for the restoration works (find the bank account for donations is at the end of this article).

In March 2016, Bulgaria’s Cabinet allocated a total of BGN 770,000 (app. EUR 335,000) to the Ministry of Culture for completing the archaeological restoration of the 9th century Great Basilica in the capital of the First Bulgarian Empire (632/680-1018 AD) Pliska, after having already allocated BGN 500,000 (app. EUR 250,000) in the summer of 2015.

The restoration of the Great Basilica in Pliska, which was the largest church in Europe until the 16th century, was started by Bulgaria’s National Museum of History in November 2015. It was initiated after the 1150th anniversary since Bulgaria’s adoption of Christianity as the official state religion.

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June 25, 2016

New Efforts at Restoring 9th Century Bulgarian Basilica

The archaeological restoration of the 9th century Great Basilica in Pliska, capital of the First Bulgarian Empire (632/680-1018 AD) between 680 and 893 AD, has been […]
June 23, 2016

In Defense of the Dionysian Authorship

Dionysius the Areopagite and the Alexandrine School St. Dionysius the Areopagite Alexandria became the home of Christian Philosophy, but Athens was its birthplace. Pantaenus and Ammonius-Saccus […]
October 15, 2015

Tomb of Syrian Monks Who Brought Relics of St. John Baptist to Bulgaria Discovered

October 15, 2015  (Source: http://archaeologyinbulgaria.com) [Originally reported on Oct. 11] The two human skeletons discovered recently in an Early Christian tomb on the St. Ivan (St. John) […]
September 23, 2015

Bulgarian Scholars Say 9th Century Bulgarian Great Basilica of Pliska Modeled After Constantinian Old St. Peter’s in Rome

September 23, 2015  (Source: http://archaeologyinbulgaria.com) [Originally reported on September 18] The 9th century AD Great Basilica in Pliska, the Ancient Bulgar capital of the First Bulgarian Empire (632/680-1018 […]