First Bulgarian Kingdom

Veliki Preslav – The golden capital of the Tsar Simeon

The reign of Tsar Simeon was marked by the so-called "Golden Age". It was remarkable in many respects - with achievements in the area of culture, the development of literacy and education of the Bulgarian people, the great victories and the territorial expansion of the country.

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THE DEFENSIVE RAMPARTS OF DANUBE BULGARIA

After Khan Asparuh crossed the Danube and built his capital Pliska, he made significant efforts to strengthen and protect the borders of the new Bulgarian state. This was extremely important, as it was located between two strong adversaries - Byzantium to the south, and the Avar Khaganate to the north and west.

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THE SPIRITUAL TEMPLES OF DANUBE BULGARIA

Proto-Bulgarians were a people blessed with an ancient culture, bearers of a many crafts, traditions, skills and knowledge. They also had a deep knowledge of the world, the cosmos, had their own pantheon of gods and rituals that accompanied them in their daily lives.

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KHAN OMURTAG, THE BUILDER

Among the remarkable rulers of the First Bulgarian Empire, a special place is occupied by Khan Omurtag. The large-scale construction effort that he developed earned him the nickname “the Builder”. At the same time, it is thanks to the actions taken by him that the state stabilised and asserted its centralisation.

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THE STABILISATION OF THE BULGARIAN STATE BY KHAN KRUM

Khan Krum, famous for his nickname “the Fearsome”, is one of the most iconic Bulgarian rulers. Distinguished by his strong will and ability to bring balance, he managed to settle disagreements and disputes between the two main ethnic strata in the country – the Slavs and the Proto-Bulgarians. Khan Krum thus became the ruler of a united people.

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First Bulgarian Kingdom

The founding of Danube Bulgaria in the Balkans was probably the most significant event on the European continent of the seventh century. Initially, the leading role of this new political entity came from the Bulgarians.

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