The Madara Rider of Bulgaria

20 03 2007

The relief depicts a majestic horseman 23 m above ground level in an almost vertical 100-metre-high cliff. The horseman, facing right, is thrusting a spear into a lion lying at his horse’s feet. An eagle is flying in front of the horseman and a dog is running after him. The scene symbolically depicts a military triumph.


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2 responses

22 03 2007

Wow, that’s really amazing. Interesting story and link. Thanks a bunch.

7 05 2007
Madara Horseman

The Madara Horseman truly is a beautiful relief, and it is an interesting thought of how they got to carve this relief 23 metres up in a vertical cliff face.

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