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Bulgarian Empire

WHS connected to the First and Second Bulgarian Empires, a key regional power in Europ's medieval history.

The First Bulgarian Empire was established on the territory both north and south of the lower course of Danube River, and is usually described as having lasted between 681 and 1018, when it was subjugated by the Byzantine Empire.

The medieval Bulgarian state was restored as the Second Bulgarian Empire in 1185, and existed until it was conquered during the Ottoman invasion of the Balkans in the late 14th century.

Connected Sites

  • Boyana Church Example of Bulgaria's fine arts in the 13th and 14th centuries, known as the painting of the Tarnovo Artistic School (Second Bulgarian Empire)
  • Madara Rider The cultural heritage of the First Bulgarian Empire is usually defined in Bulgarian historiography as the Pliska-Preslav culture, named after the first two capitals, Pliska and Preslav, where most of the surviving monuments are concentrated. The Madara Rider is one of them.
  • Ohrid Region Ohrid was the capital of the Bulgarian Empire between 990 and 1015. The city was conquered by the Bulgarians in 867.
  • Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo Example of Bulgaria's fine arts in the 13th and 14th centuries, known as the painting of the Tarnovo Artistic School (Second Bulgarian Empire)

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