An antique ceramic centre


Traces of the pre-historic man's presence (late Paleolithic age - 40 000-14 000 B.C.) were discovered on the municipality's territory.

In the regions of the volcanic formations (the hills by the villages of Varbovka and Boutovo), west of Pavlikeni, several ceramic centres came into existence during the Thracian-Roman period. The unique for the Balkan Peninsula antique ceramic centre, which existed from c.3 to c.5 A.D., is situated 4 km to the west of Pavlikeni.

The uncovered foundations of residential buildings and workshops have been conserved and displayed. The constructed basis for exhibition of the movable findings and carrying out of scientific projects, and the overall development of the adjoining territory, increase the museum's value as a tourist object as well.

There are preserved interesting objects and memorable places from the struggle against the Ottoman oppression. The more important of them are marked with monuments and maintained. Such are the areas of Kosmatitsa by the village of Varbovka, Kanladere by the village of Vishovgrad, Karapanova Koria, etc. The listed objects are only a small part of all historical landmarks, but were chosen because they harmonize best with their environment.






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