The Standart Announces Bulgaria’s Wonders for 2016
Friday, 23 December 2016
The Standart Daily's campaign the Wonders of Bulgaria has turned six. The 2016 award ceremony was full of show buzz and glamor that Sofia's National History Museum was barely large enough to accommodate.
Hundreds of high guests – politicians, public figures, scholars, scientists, artists, activists and philosophers attended the gala.
Plovdiv's Roman Theatre won the award in the Attractions category. The other nominees are Magurata Cave near Belogradchik and Sandanski's Medieval Town. The winner was announced by Dimitar Glavchev, National Assembly Deputy Speaker.
The ruins of a Roman town called Missionis that were unearthed near Targovishte in northeast Bulgaria won the award in the Discoveries category. The other nominees are Roman baths Aquae Calidae just 15 km off Burgas, and the ancient Greek town Heraclea Sintica in the Rupite locality near Petrich. The winner was announced by BSP Leader Korneliya Ninova.
The Rogozen Treasure, called the find of the 20th century, discovered by chance in 1985 by a tractor driver digging a well in his garden in the Bulgarian village of Rogozen, won the award in the Treasures category. The other nominees are the Gold Treasure of Preslav and the Letnitsa Treasure. The winner was announced by Prof. Bozhidar Dimitrov, Director of the National History Museum.