Sofia has been an area of human habitation since at least 7000 BCE. Many of the major universities, cultural institutions and commercial companies of Bulgaria are concentrated in Sofia. Sofia is one of the top 10 best places for start-up business in the world, especially in IT technologies. Sofia is Europe's most affordable capital to visit as of 2013.
For the longest time the city possessed a Thracian name, derived from the tribe Serdi, who were either of Thracian,Celtic, or mixed Thracian-Celtic origin. The Serdi and the name of emperor Marcus Ulpius Traianus (53 – 117 AD) prompted the Romans to give the city the combinative name of Ulpia Serdica; Ulpia is derived from an Umbrian cognate of the Latin word lupus, meaning "wolf."
It seems that the first written mention of Serdica was made during his reign and the last mention was in the 19th century in a Bulgarian text (Сардакіи, Sardaki). During the Romans civitas Serdenisium was mentioned the "brightest city of the Serdi" in official inscriptions. The city was major throughout the past ever since Antiquity, when Roman emperor Constantine the Great referred to it as "my Rome", and it nearly became his capital.
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The Simple Life star received a warm tribute on social media from her younger sister Sofia Richie, 23, on Tuesday ... The Simple Life star received a warm tribute on social media from her younger sister Sofia Richie, 23, on Tuesday ... Here Nicole is seen with brother Miles, farl left, sister Sofia, dad Lionel and husband Joe, far right.
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Sofia Boutella in the action/adventure film, PRISONERS OF THE GHOSTLAND. Photo courtesy of RLJE Films A film defined by a prevailing wisdom of “sure, why not do that,” Prisoners of the Ghostland is a chaotic caper with Nicolas Cage as a bank robbing criminal who is given a simple choice ... Photo courtesy of RLJE Films.
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Photo. KIKA/WENN... She told the publication ... And a heavy angel." ... Kirsten showed off her baby bump for the April issue of W magazine, as part of a photo story conceived by her long-time collaborator and showbiz pal Sofia Coppola. The actress - who has worked with Sofia on films such as The Virgin Suicides and The Beguiled - said of their friendship.
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