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A 4200-year-old golden hoard, comparable to the fabulous treasures of Troy, has been discovered in Bulgaria to the delight of archaeologists desperate to outdo looters in the Balkan state. The miniature pieces were unearthed in an ancient tomb in Dabene, 120 kilometres east of the capital, Sofia. The objects, including 15,000 ornate golden rings, may have been made by a race predating the ancient Thracians.

An explosion is seen in an area near the village of Lozenetz, some 330 km (200 miles) east of the Bulgarian capital of Sofia, June 5, 2012.

In 2012, Bulgarian archeologists claim to have found a vampire skeleton in the Black Sea town of Sozopol over the iron stick piercing the chest. Photo by BGNES Residents and guests of the Bulgarian capital Sofia can see the reconstructed faceof the vampire from Sozopol over the weekend and for few days next week in the National History Museum, NIM.

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Roman coin hoard found in downtown Sofia (Bulgaria) - nearly 3000 silver denarii from the 1st and 2nd c AD. The coins were found in a ceramic vessel which bears the name of it's last owner Selvius Calistus – was scratched on the outside of the vessel or 'Selvii Calyst' a Roman citizen of Greek origin.

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Heading to Bulgaria? We have hand picked six lovely towns and cities, all within three or so hours of the nation’s capital, Sofia. Each has something different to offer but all have one thing in common; these are great destinations in any season. vagrantsoftheworld.com

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Sofia itself is really interesting city to explore. But if you happen to be in the Bulgarian capital for longer than a few days, you may want to explore its most remarkable surrounding areas. Here are some of the most exciting day trips arround Sofia!

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Pomak Bride, Bulgaria. Pomaks is a term used for a Slavic Muslim population native to some parts of Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey, Albania, Republic of Macedonia and Kosovo.

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The Museo Reina Sofia, in Madrid, Spain, home of Pablo Picasso’s ”Guernica” masterpiece, 1995. Photo by © Elliott Erwitt / Magnum Photos.Follow: Love-Spain

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