Yambol, Southeastern Bulgaria, July 27 (BTA) – The first European map of the old Bulgarian Erkesiya boundary fortification is one of the itmes in a donation of a Bulgarian map collection to the Library of the United Nations in New York. The donation was handed over by Bulgarian UN Ambassador Stefan Tafrov and is shown on the web site of the International Cartography Association.
The 142 km long Erkesiya wall was a defensive wall between Medieval Bulgaria and Byzantium. It is the longest defensive fortification in Europe, longer than the famous Hadrian’s Wall in England. The wall passes through seven present-day municipalities in Southeastern Bulgaria: Bourgas, Sredets, Karnobat, Straldja, Toundja, Gulubovo and Simeonovgrad. More…
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