America for Bulgaria Foundation announced the visit to Plovdiv of Lee H. Skolnick and a team of architects and designers from New York City based LHSA+DP. Mr. Skolnick was engaged by America for Bulgaria Foundation to develop the Interpretive Master Plan for the...read more
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) approved the inclusion of the Bishop’s Basilica and the Roman mosaic heritage of Philippopolis on Bulgaria’s Tentative List of significant cultural and natural sites. The announcement was...read more
Young museumgoers in Sofia celebrated Bulgaria’s national day, March 3, by going back to the country’s beginnings: they learned how to write in Glagolitic, the early Cyrillic script, dressed dolls in traditional Bulgarian attire they made, and practiced the ancient...read more
The exhibit was inaugurated at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris and marks the beginning of Bulgaria’s application for UNESCO designation 20 November 2017, Paris. America for Bulgaria Foundation (ABF) is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibit “Bulgaria Presents:...read more
A treasure that lay buried for 14 centuries, a great deal of determination and more than five years of work to restore it, and a benefactor committed to Bulgaria and its cultural heritage—these are just some of the elements of the exciting history of the Bishop’s...read more
Looking Forward: The Bishop’s Basilica of Philippopolis. What Did We Find After Two Years Of Digging? Could It Be Treasure?
It is difficult to imagine the stunning stories the Bishop's Basilica of Philippopolis has collected over twelve centuries. The Basilica reveals them little by little. Join us in unveiling its secrets! Since Christianity became an official religion in the Roman Empire...read more
In Christian art, a stag is associated with the soul’s longing for salvation and is often found near baptismal pools as a symbol of the soul’s desire for purification. Stags crave water just like Christians crave faith. This sumptuous 6th Century AD mosaic made of...read more