Pictures of the Madara Horseman
"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 A.D. 705 and 801. " (UNESCO's web-page on the Madara rider)
The text to the right of the Madara horseman (after K. Skorpil, 1932)
The text to the right of the Madara horseman (after V. Beshevliev, 1991)
Pictures from: VBeshevliev, 20-21; SVaklinov, p. 32, 101; RRashev, p. 139, ZAladzhov, p. 4, 22.
------> External references: The Madara Horseman - Another point of view by M. Staneva
Proto-Bulgarian inscriptions at mandara.narod.ru (in Greek, Bulgarian)
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