Nikolay Kolev

Nikolay Kolev

Posted on 11/05/2016


Photo taken on May  1, 2013



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The monument Madara Horseman /or Madara Rider/, listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List

The monument Madara Horseman /or Madara Rider/, listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List
The Madara Rider, representing the figure of a knight triumphing over a lion, is carved into a 100-m-high cliff near the village of Madara in north-east Bulgaria. Madara was the principal sacred place of the First Bulgarian Empire before Bulgaria’s conversion to Christianity in the 9th century. The inscriptions beside the sculpture tell of events that occurred between AD 705 and 801.

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