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Koshov is a small village on the territory of the Rusenski Lom Natural Park. It is located on the left bank of the Cherni Lom river, which forms a beautiful gorge in the karst rocks, which picturesquely surround the village. Only 5 km from north-west of here is located the municipal center Ivanovo and after two more kilometers are located the famous Ivanovo Rock Churches. This hesychast complex, which date back to the Middle Ages, and more specifically - to the period of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom, is truly priceless not only because of its location and architecture, but also because of its mural, for which it is listed in the UNESCO world heritage list. Another similar complex is the Basarbovo Rock Monastery, set 15-16 km from Koshov towards Ruse. The medieval town of Cherven is no less attractive for visits. It is sitauted 8-10 km south of Koshov and impresses with its grandeur. It also dates back to the Second Bulgarian Kingdom period, when it was deemed the second most important city after the capital Tarnovo. Rusenski Lom Natural Park boasts not only unique cultural-historical heritage. The rivers on its territory have formed splendid gorges and canyons, which some sources compare to the great Colorado Canyon in the US, but of course - a smaller version of it. The specific relief of the area has led to the formation of specific flora and fauna. Here may be observed rare and protected bird species, invertebrates, clams, fish, amphibians and mammals. Here are located the only habitats of the Verbascum dieckianum Borb and the Polygala sibirica L. in Bulgaria. The land of the Koshov village is inhabited since Antiquity. First the Thracians settled here and then the Romans,, Slavs and Bulgarians. Remnants of Thracian sanctuaries and Roman fortresses may still be seen today. The village itself was established in the 15th century. For the first time its name was mentioned in an Ottoman document from the same century. There are several versions for the etymology of the name Koshov. The first is related to the numerous hinds (koshuta), which lived around the village back then. In addition, ancient legends often relate the hind to the Mother of God. A second version states that the local population has reached true mastery in weaving baskets (koshove) and thus the name emerged. The third one takes into account the location of the village - at the foothills of steeping rocks as if in a basket (kosh).
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