The Bulgarian lands have been inhabited by various ethnic groups that have developed a rich and varied culture.
The earliest monuments are the drawings found in the Magura cave (Second Millennium BC), the remains from Paleolithic cultures in several caves in Stara planina (Balkan Mountains) and the Rhodope Mountains.
Traces of some seaside Neolithic and Palaeolithic cultures have been found in the areas of cape Kaliakra and the southern seaside town Ahtopol. Read more
Shumen was founded 3200 years ago and during the centuries has been a cradle of spiritual and material culture – Thracian, Roman, Byzantine, Bulgarian.
As a fortress and a settlement Shumen finds its roots in the early Middle Ages in the Hissarlak area. By the end of second Bulgarian Kingdom it was named Shoumen.
Shumen is located in the central part of northeast Bulgaria on the main roadways Sofia-Varna and Rousse-Bourgas-Istanbul. Read more