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Madara Rider

The Madara Rider is a bas-relief carved in rock, located around the village of Madara. It has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is carved 23 metres high into a cliff. Its dimensions are 3.1 metres (width) and 2.6 metres (height). It depicts a rider, a dog, a lion and an eagle.
The rider, believed to represent the Bulgarian ruler Tervel, is depicted as a life-size, spear-wielding lion. Behind him is another dog trying to bite the horse's legs. The inscriptions provide information about Tervel's victories against the Arabs and the Byzantines. [...]
Text: Nedyalko Mihalev | Photos: Nedyalko Mihalev
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