The road of the Bulgarians – it was a very long one. Starting from the east where, neighbouring
China, centuries before Christ was born, our ancestors – the Proto-Bulgarians – used to live. They
were mobile, raising thousands of cattle, famous as prominent warriors. Along their route they
settled states of their own, reaching the Black Sea where on its east coast they founded Great
The Byzantium Empire was the neighbour of Great Bulgaria and it entered into a contract with the
Proto-Bulgarian Khan Koubrat. After his death Bulgaria was conquered by the Hazars.
The fourth son of Khan Koubrat – Khan Asparuh – together with part of the Proto-Bulgarians set
off through the endless plain to the South-west, reaching the Danube River where a large number of
Slav tribes were living.
In 681, after a severe battle with Byzantium, Khan Asparouh founded the country of Bulgaria. It is
one of the first countries in Europe, the o