Plovdiv, Bulgaria (video)

Пловдив е един от най-старите градове в Европа -- началото му датира от 4000 години пр. Хр. Съвременният град е построен около седем хълма -- Пловдивските тепета, които са неразделна част от историята на града.



Plovdiv, Bulgaria is easily one of Europe's oldest cities. When did the earliest inhabitants settle? 4,000 BC.

The remains of a Neolithic settlement at Plovdiv suggest a history spanning 6,000 years for a city dominated by the Thracians, then the Macedonian Greeks, and then the Romans, who built it up into a significant conurbation. Ruins from this period are very much in evidence today: the ancient theatre of Philippopolis (Plovdiv’s name in antiquity) is in the city centre, as is the 2nd-century stadium, built to seat 30,000 spectators. The city was seized by the Ottoman Empire in the 14th century, and only freed after the Battle of Philippopolis in 1878.

References:

Europe's oldest cities - Telegraph http://buff.ly/1G0NB37

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