Updated: Aug 4, 2018
And so it has come to this. 337 years after Asparukh first defeated the Byzantines and established a new state on the fringe of their world that state has finally been destroyed. The dream fo so many Byzantine Emperors has been fulfilled. Now it remains to be seen what will happen to Bulgaria and the Bulgarians as they adjust to their new status as Byzantine subjects.
Below is a map of the Byzantine Empire at the death of Basil II, another detailing the administrative divisions of the Empire following its conquest of Bulgaria, and an image depicting Basil II.