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Bulgarians, heroes! The first gymnastics societies in Bulgaria

The phrase Bulgarian, heroes! accompanies every sporting event that Bulgaria takes part in, and is well known to every proud Bulgarian.

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Dora Gabe, Bulgarian poet and social activist

Dora and her sister Bela. Varna Public Library, CC0. Today is the 126th birth anniversary of Bulgarian poet, children’s writer and social activist Dora Gabe (26 August 1888 – 16 November 1983). Not much information in English exists about this prolific writer. The child of a Russian immigrant, she was born and raised in Dobrogea, Bulgaria. She wrote […]

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Europeana Open Culture app’s Treasures of the Past

Last week we launched our first ever free app for iPad (download it now!). Today, Europeana’s Milena Popova introduces you to one of the app’s five themes – ‘Treasures of the Past’, and tells you all about the old Thracians and their finest works. ‘Treasures of the Past’ showcases more than 2,000 archaeological artefacts and […]

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Bulgaria: Mitko Todorov

Article by Mitko Todorov, Deputy Minister of Culture: Enina Apostle belongs to the Bulgarian treasuries and we are extremely proud of it. It dates from the early eleventh century and was made by the Saint Brothers Cyril and Methodius, the spiritual teachers of Europe who invented the Cyrillic alphabet. Later on the manuscript was copied and distributed by […]

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Pinterest Collection: Escape to the Black Sea

We are very excited to share another of our Pinterest collaborations, this time with the Varna Public Library in Bulgaria. The Pencho Slaveykov Public Library in Varna was founded in 1883 by the Varna Literary Society and has been a depository of the Bulgarian national literature since 1945. Their extensive postcard collections depicting Varna, the largest city […]

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One giant leap – This week in history

18 July – Bulgarian revolutionary Vasil Levski was born in 1873. Read Levski’s Ordinance, where he sets out the main principles of a democratic society and calls for the liberation of the Bulgarian people. 19 July – French impressionist Edgar Degas, most famous for his masterful depiction of human movement, was born in Paris in […]

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