French Ambassador Xavier Lapeyre de Cabanes on ancient art, latterday nationalism and why history must not be used to justify current policies
About 4,000 years ago the lands of modern Bulgaria were inhabited by people who built fortifications and cities, buried their dead in monumental tombs, drank wine from gold and silver cups, and warred, traded and did politics with the ancient Greeks and Romans, with the Persians, the Scythians and the ancient Macedonians.
These people were the Thracians.
More than 25 years after he was toppled, Bulgaria's Communist strongman continues to enjoy popularity, influences politics
Situated a few miles from the Turkish border, this small town, which is named after a large town in northern Bulgaria, was in a no-go border zone for about 50 years.
Athena Lao teaches Bulgarian children to speak in public, believes that change in Bulgarian education is possible
Sofia became the second capital in the Balkans, after Skopje, to unveil a monument to Tsar Samuil, the 10th century Bulgarian king after whose rule Bulgaria disappeared from the map for 200 years as it was conquered by and absorbed into what was then Byzantium.