Petar Stanev. The place of Veliko Turnovo region in the Neolithic culture of Southeastern Europe – 21

Nedko Elenski. Contribution to the study of the defences of the neolithic settlement of Samovodene, Veliko Turnovo region – 33

Petar Leshtakov. Some aspects of the Early Chalcolithic settlement model in the Yantra river basin – 45

Valka Ilcheva. Early Bronze Age settlement Hotnitsa-Osmankin dol, Veliko Turnovo region – 55

Stanimir Dimitrov. Thracian type helmets – origin and circulation – 56

Pavlina Vladkova. The cult to the Thracian horseman on the territory of Nicopolis ad Istrum – 80

Zdravko Dimitrov. Nicopolis ad Istrum, Philippopolis, AugustaTraiana – common signs in the architectonic decoration – 105

Ivan Tsarov. Roman tomb near the town of Pavlikeni – 116

Varbin Varbanov. Barbaric invasions in the Roman province of Lower Moesia at the time of Emperor Komod (180 – 192 AD) – 124

Svetoslava Fillpova. A coin hoard from the beginning of 3rd c. B.C. in the fund of Regional museum of history – Kyustendil – 128

Boris Borisov. Ovens for baking domestic pottery of the ancient settlement near the village of Karanovo, Nova Zagora region – 139

Roumiana Pavlova. The roman’s feasts and workdays – 149

Deyan Rabovyanov. The beginning of the Bulgarian poliorcetica ………………………..159

Vladimir Penchev. Nikola’s lead seal, emperor’s protospatarii and Messembria’s strategist, found during the archaeological excavations in the town of Silistra – 162

Andrei Tonev. A hoard of European coins from the Kyustendil region – 165

Konstantin Dochev. Palaeologian Byzantine coins with indict dates of 13-th – 14-th founded in Veliko Turnovo – 166

Maria Dolmova-Loukanovska. The seal-rings as a sign of social standing – 185

Evgeni Dermendjiev. A newly discovered tomb in the king’s church of the „Forty holy martyrs” in Veliko Turnovo – 193

Todor Ovcharov. Settlements from 15-th – 17-th in Svishtov district – 198

Hitko Vachev. Archaeological contribution to the building history of „SS. Archangels Michael and Gabriel” church in the village of Arbanassi – 208

Diana Koseva. Tryptich with beadroll from 1790 – 217

Milena Stancheva. Ring-seal from the archaeological excavations of the church of „St. Demetrios”in the village of Arbanassi, Veliko Turnovo region – 222

Ivan Chokoev. About the gold embroidery in Veliko Turnovo during the 19-th century – 234


Marin Kovachev. Veliko Turnovo and the Bulgarian regional studies – 240

Grigor Markov. Areal and genealogical studies as important and actual parts of historical knowledge, development and interactions – 249

Hristo Haritonov. Marin Kovachev – the scholar andthe public worker – 250

Hristo Stanev. The relations of the Elena region’s population with the monastery of Hilendar during the Early Revival period – 255

Elena Georjieva. Todor Hadjistanchev – distinguished intellectual from the town of Rousse – 267

Temenouga Georgieva. Once again about the scientific activity of Dimiter Matov – 276

Vida Boukovinova. To recall one forgotten patriot and local scholar – 277

Kiril Gaidarov. The Belyakovo gardeners association „St. Trifon” – one of the first cooperative associations in Bulgaria – 284

Angel Angelov. The patriot Novak Dimitrov from Zeleno durvo village, Gabrovo district – legends and facts – 293

Nikolai Chorbadjiev. To the problem about the capturing of the town of Pleven by the Otomans – 294

Maria Petkova. The memories of lieutenant-colonel Karagyozov and the participation of Armenians in the struggle for the union of Bulgaria – 298

Elka Kostadinova. Atanas Iliev – scholar in folklore, enlightener and one of the first administrators of the town of Elhovo – 305

Daniela Gancheva. Songs from the archive of Nikolay Bonchev – 313

Krassimira Tomova. People from Veliko Turnovo who participated in the municipal government of Varna at the end of the 19-th and the beginning of the 20th century – 322

Elena Buchvarova. The participation of citizens of VelikoTurnovo in the educational activities inVarna after the Liberation – 331

Stanka Dimitrova. The contribution of Veliko Turnovo citizens to the revival of the bulgurian spirit in Varna – 339

Miroslav Toshev. Lazar Stefanov – the first history – writer from the town of Omurtag – 345

Georg Patrikov. Dervent tells a story – 354

Vasil Moutafov. The photochronicler of Veliko Turnovo Onorii Markolesko 1844 – 1917 – 366

Teodor Ivanov. An unknown community centre in the town of Kotel – 373

Violeta Draganova. Mosko Moskov – the first chairman of the Trapezitsa tourist association – Veliko Turnovo – 379

Violeta Pavlova. Reserve general Vladimir Daskalov – life and public work – 493

Elena Machkovska. Contribution to the history of the community centre „Napredak” in the town of Kilifarevo1884 – 1944 – 405

Ilia Balakov. The scholar Ikonom Stefan in the field of education and religion – 406

Alexander Kovachev. Marko Vachkov – enthusiastic local scholar and patriot – 414

Tzvetana Koleva. Donors of „Nadejda” community centre – VelikoTurnovo from the Liberation to 1914 – 424

Ivalin Tsvetkov. Inspection of the documents, joined with acumulative and creative activity of Jordan Kuleliev, preserved in the National archives – Veliko Turnovo – 430

Kinka Panayotova, Vania Stancheva. Nedialko Karaneshev’s contribution to the exploration and popularization the history of Veliko Turnovo and Veliko Turnovoregion – 436

Julia Dencheva. „Awareness of the glorious past of our town…” – 442

Neda Stefanova. Surnames from Veliko Turnovo – in the 30s of the 20th450

Olga Tsankova. Nikola Stanev in my father’s memories – 451

Ulii Jordanov. The contribution of citizens of Lorn inBulgaria’s publishing – 455

Neli Tsoneva. The craft labour artisan cooperativcs in the town of Pavlikeni 1945 – 1954 –481


In memoriam – 485


Hristo Haritonov, Tyanka Mincheva. A book about the local studies – 519


Vessela Martinova. Interlibrary Loan 2002/2004 – 523