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Veliki Preslav (Great Preslav) was the se-
cond capital of the First Bulgarain Kingdom. Tzar
Simeon (893-927) erected the new capital which
became a powerful cultural, political and admini-
strative centre of the young christian state. The town had area of about 5 km2 surrounded by fortress walls up to 3 m thick. After the Preslav Council of the Church and the People of 893 it was declared the capital of the Bulgarian state. Great Preslav was known as a spiritual and literary centre where the development of the Slavic written language and the Golden Age of Bulgaria during the rule of Tsar Simeon I (who reigned in the period (893 927) took place. In medieval Bulgaria Preslav became one of the most beautiful and grandeur towns in Southeastern Europe where significant monuments of the culture of Preslav were later discovered.

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  • Copyright: Plamen Penchev (pako_pasko) (9)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2008-10-15
  • Categories: Ruins
  • Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-04-06 5:24
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