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A Symbol of Triumph and Glory: Madara Rider. ©OUR PLACE The World Heritage Collection 1979
A Symbol of Triumph and Glory: Madara Rider

 
 
Language: English

The Madara Rider, representing the figure of a knight triumphing over a lion, is carved into a 100-m-high cliff near the village of Madara in north-east Bulgaria. Madara was the principal sacred place of the First Bulgarian Empire before Bulgaria’s conversion to Christianity in the 9th century. The inscriptions beside the sculpture tell of events that occurred between AD 705 and 801.


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Place/region: Madara Rider, Bulgaria, Europe
Series: NHK World Heritage 100
Type: Documentary
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Publisher: NHK; UNESCO TV
Sponsor: UNESCO WHC
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Rights: NHK; UNESCO TV
 

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UMAS reference: AVFONDS-000241-NHK-43
Rights holder: NHK Japan Broadcasting Corporation

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