Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, is one of the oldest cities in the European continent. The age of Sofia is more than 3000 years old. But although the capital has a respectable age, but very few monuments of antiquity have been preserved here. In those ancient times, the Roman emperor Constantine, who proclaimed Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire, was about to transfer the capital to Serdica — this is the ancient name of Sofia. Bulgaria is an Orthodox Christian country with a rich history. Continue reading
In the Arctic Ocean is an archipelago, which consists of four large and more than a thousand small islands. The largest of them has the same name with the archipelago – Svalbard. The archipelago is 61,022 square meters. km Norwegians call it “Svalbard”, which means “cold shores”.
The first mention of Svalbard belong to the XII century. Continue reading