The victory of the Bulgarians in the battle in the Varbish Pass on July 26, 811 was entirely the work of the military genius of the great Bulgarian ruler and military leader Krum, who was also the founder of the Bulgarian ruling family that reigned until 997. He is believed to have originated from that part of the ancient Bulgarians who settled in Pannonia after the death of Kubrat.

The Battle of Varbish Pass, July 26, 811

The National Museum of History owns, and displays in hall 3-east of its permanent exhibition, the only large medieval chronicle preserved in Bulgaria - the Ohrid copy of Ioan Skilitsa's "History" from the XNUMXth century, one of the eight surviving early copies of this chronicle, made probably directly from the original, which is not preserved today.
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