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Commenting article: Italian Ambassador in Sofia Stefano Benazzo: Bulgaria, Italy's Common History Spans from Antiquity to EU

Interview with Italy's Ambassador to Bulgaria H. E. Stefano Benazzo for the "International-Survey: Bulgaria-Italy" of Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency).

 

In 2011, Italy is celebrating 150 years since its national unification in 1861 completed in 1871. What do these 150 years of history of the modern Italian state and this anniversary mean for today's Italians?

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#1
temujin2 - 30 May 2011 // 17:26:59

Amazing history Bulgarians have indeed. Khan Grod of the Kurtigurs (Kurt Uyghurs ?) was the first Bulgarian Christened in Rome in the 5th century, later in the 8th century Khan Tervel became a Cesar of Rome after the Bulgarian defeat of the Arab invaders.

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DrFaust - 31 May 2011 // 14:38:26

"Amazing history Bulgarians have indeed. Khan Grod of the Kurtigurs (Kurt Uyghurs ?) was the first Bulgarian Christened in Rome in the 5th century, later in the 8th century Khan Tervel became a Cesar of Rome after the Bulgarian defeat of the Arab invaders."

Amazing indeed, how enthusiastic some people are about a Mongol or whatever who was baptized in the 5th century. Seems to be a great achievement of these people and maybe the only one in which they can take pride. But what has it to do with Bulgarian history? Nothing.

By the way, Tervel was not a 'Cesar of Rome', but a 'Caesar of the Romans'. The use of the title 'Caesar' was already highly inflated at that time and didn't have much meaning anymore. A short time after he (probably not very enthustically) awarded this tiltle to Khan Tervel for his help in the military action against the Arabs, Emperor Justinian already started a military campaign against this 'Caesar'.

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DrFaust - 31 May 2011 // 15:35:58

"Khan Grod of the Kurtigurs (Kurt Uyghurs ?) was the first Bulgarian Christened in Rome in the 5th century"

He was baptised in Constantinople, and not in Rome. And it was in the 6th century, not in the 5th.

"later in the 8th century Khan Tervel became a Cesar of Rome after the Bulgarian defeat of the Arab invaders."

You seem to be unaware that these two events (which are supposed to be examples of the common Italian-Bulgarian history) have absolutely nothing to do with Italy (or Rome), but with Byzantium. There is nothing that links these events to Italy.

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temujin2 - 31 May 2011 // 19:12:07

Cannibal Hun DrFaust speaks about Bulgarian history.

I was also amazed why are there Bulgarian toponyms in Germany and Central Europe?

Do you know anything about that Faust?

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DrFaust - 1 Jun 2011 // 10:47:02

temujin2,

"Cannibal Hun DrFaust speaks about Bulgarian history."

Correction: it was YOU who was speaking about Bulgarian history. I just felt like correcting three of your ridiculous mistakes in two of your recent postings.

You are not only completely ignorant regarding Bg history (and many other things), you also are not able to google and seem even not to have ever looked on a map. Only someone with almost no school education would believe that Istanbul is in Italy, and that the Thora was written in Turkish (or Bosnian).

Also your reaction to someone with superior knowledge and education (see above) shows a lot of frustration regarding your own inferiority. Poor you! Maybe you should better devote some time to try to get a little bit of education instead of spending your days and nights on this forum. I am sure even in your mahala there are social programs for socially and intellectually handicapped like yourself. Go for it!

LOL

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