|UNESCO #217 - Overview of Nessebar - BULGARIA|
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Nessebar - BULGARIA - UNESCO #217
The Ancient City of Nessebar on the Burgas Province is currently one of the most popular cruise ships destination in Bulgaria, but its roots go back more that 30 centuries (remember what I told you yesterday Jason?). This amazing postcard show a coloured picture of the late 19th century with the city an its surroundings. According to Tsvetana the mill is still there, one of the few in the Black Sea coast that survived. Thank you very much Tsveti, as you know I love vintage cards and when they're from a new UNESCO site for my collection even better. Ok now, 241 down, 740 to go. This postcard took 23 days to arrive!
Situated on a rocky peninsula on the Black Sea, the more than 3,000-year-old site of Nessebar was originally a Thracian settlement (Menebria). At the beginning of the 6th century BC, the city became a Greek colony. The city’s remains, which date mostly from the Hellenistic period, include the acropolis, a temple of Apollo, an agora and a wall from the Thracian fortifications. Among other monuments, the Stara Mitropolia Basilica and the fortress date from the Middle Ages, when this was one of the most important Byzantine towns on the west coast of the Black Sea. Wooden houses built in the 19th century are typical of the Black Sea architecture of the period.