Preslav History Museum receives model of 10th century capital

Retired Bulgarian veterinarian Hristo Antonov has given a unique gift to his hometown, Veliki Preslav: a scale model of the city, the capital of the First Bulgarian Empire in the 10th century. (photo)

The nearly 4 meter square model was constructed from 20 types of plants. It depicts the inner city of Veliki Preslav, including "the palace of the Bulgarian Tsar, the Patriarch's residence, the ruler's basilica, barracks, baths, and residential buildings."