THE LITTLE GIFT BOOK OF BULGARIA
The little gift book of Bulgaria, by Hristo Boukovsky, 192 pages with 433 colour illustrations, hardcover with a jacket, size 17х24 cm; published in Bulgarian, English, French, German, Russian, Spanish and Italian.
This book showcases a selection of Bulgarian cities and resorts, natural, historical, architectural and other landmarks, monuments under UNESCO’s aegis, folk traditions and local customs. Historical events and monuments related to the roots of the European civilization in the Bulgarian lands are highlighted, namely the earliest mining of copper in Europe (6000 BC, near the city of Stara Zagora), the oldest tooled gold in the world (the settlement barrow near the village Hotnitsa, district of Veliko Tarnovo, 4300 BC the oldest regalia /symbols of royal power/ (Varna necropolis, the end of the 5th millennium BC). Today it is well known that Slavonic script was invented by Bulgarians in the Bulgarian lands, however, probably only a few know that in these same lands (not far from the city of Veliko Tarnovo) bishop Vulfila created the Gothic script and translated the Bible into Gothic language thus laying the foundations of the Old-German literature… Bulgaria, the arena of a variety of adventures, today has become a country of tolerance and dialogue between representatives of different ethnic groups and religions…