Conservatism is easily noticed in ceramic items and in religion.The highest deity of all was the Thracian horseman, who had different names and functions in different places.
From top left: Asparuhov most, Black Sea beach, Euxinograd, Varna Archaeological Museum, Stoyan Bachvarov Dramatic Theatre, Dormition of the Mother of God Cathedral, Drazki torpedo boat, Navy Club, Palace of Culture and Sports, Ancient Roman baths, Varna Ethnographic Museum) is the third largest city in Bulgaria and the largest city and seaside resort on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast.Situated strategically in the Gulf of Varna, the city has been a major economic, social and cultural centre for almost three millennia.Thracians engaged in farming, wood processing, hunting and fishing.Among their art crafts is metal processing – especially weapons, excelling processing of bronze, making of bracelets, rings, Thracian type of fibulas, horse ornaments, arrowheads.The latter is often said to be of Carian origin, though no modern scholarship supports this.
Varna Peninsula on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica is named after Varna.
Varna, Illinois, a small town of 400 people, was named in this city's honour. The settlement and district centre of Varna in the Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia is named in commemoration of the taking of Varna by the Russian army during the 1828–1829 Russo-Turkish War.
Prehistoric settlements best known for the eneolithic necropolis (mid-5th millennium BC radiocarbon dating), a key archaeological site in world prehistory, eponymous of old European Varna culture and internationally considered the world's oldest large find of gold artifacts, existed within modern city limits.
There is no doubt that interactions occurred mostly by sea and the bay of Odessos is one of the places where the exchanges took place.
Some scholars consider that during the 1st millennium BC, the region was also settled by the half-mythical Cimmerians.
Theophanes the Confessor first mentioned the name Varna, as the city came to be known with the Slavic conquest of the Balkans in the 6th to 7th century.