Located on the important crssroad between Europe and Asia, Bulgarian lands have been populated from ancient times. All the people who lived on these lands – Thracians, Bulgarians, Slavs – have left thir mark in world culture. Inside the hundreds of tombs the Thracians and their ancestors have left unique highly valued artistic examples of their material and spiritual culture.
Numerous are the Greek, Roman and Byzantine monuments of ancient times and early middle ages. Many of these monuments are declared as monuments of culture with national importance and nine of them are under the protection of UNESCO, declared as part of the world inheritance.
Bulgarians inherit this high culture, enrich it with their millennial experience, protect it and develop it till nowadays.
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