THE GREEKS IN ANCIENT THRACE
During the 8th- 6th c. B.C. the Ancient Greeks, who settled along the Aegean and the Black Sea coast, founded big towns. Along the Black Sea coast grew the towns of Apollonia (today's Sozopol), Mesemvria (today's Nessebar), Odessos (today's Varna), Dionisopol (today's Balchik) and others. There the Greeks built fortifications, castles, baths, ports, artisan shops, open theatres, schools and residential quarters. Sculpturing developed in the Greek towns on the Black Sea. In Mesembria there was a workshop, which, in the 3rd c. B.C., produced reliefs of all sorts.