This Saturday, archeology lovers will have the opportunity to get acquainted with information about part of the studies of the large late-neolithic settlement, located on the Budzhaka Peninsula near Sozopol.
Archaeologist Miroslav Klassakov will present fragments of the material and spiritual culture of some of the first inhabitants of the western Bulgarian Black Sea coast. Excavations of the prehistoric site began in 2007, but to a certain extent remained poorly known to the wider public. Together with the materials of the years before Christ, structures and findings from the Greek antiquity and the early centuries of the Roman presence in the vicinity of the ancient city of Apollonia / Sozopol will be shown.
The lecture "Exploration of Neolithic Village in Budzhaka, Sozopol, from the far 2010" will take place on March 23 at 11:30 am as part of the traditional lecture at the Ethnographic Museum at 69 Slavyanska Str. The entrance fee is preferential - for adults 2 BGN and for students and pensioners - 1 BGN.
The "First Donator's Exhibition" in the Ethnographic Museum presents new exhibits donated by the citizens of Burgas during the last few years. The initiative to grant them to the museum is entirely by the donors.
The idea for the exhibition is to show the positive trend, that more and more people recently appreciate the significance of the museum for the preservation of their family history, memories and heritage. So far, the collected items in the Ethnographic Exposition are much more than the ones in display and will be shown to the public in subsequent exhibitions. Each one of them tells one and more curious stories from the last century. Among the items are the "Hamburg American Clock" wall clock, manual sewing machines, old radio and TV sets, table sets and albums, women's 30s hats, shoes, 1880s wedding dress,
The items for the exhibition are donated by the famous ethnologist, dr. Rachko Popov, Arch. Philippa Guguchkova, Gergana Kirova, Anastasia Popova, Adelina Danailova Boncheva, Lyuba Handzhieva, Annie Tepelikian, Antonia Stoeva, Ivan Mollov, Stoyan Dimitrov, Alexander Velkov.
The "First Donator's Exhibition" can be seen from March 22 in the central hall of the Ethnographic Museum (Burgas, 69, Slavyanska Street).
The Regional Museum of Burgas will take part in a specialized Christmas exhibition in Wagrain, Austria, which will present information and photos for the holiday in Burgas. The contact between the Burgas Museum and the Stille Nacht Museum, as well as the idea of joint activities, was carried out by the Honorary Consul of Austria, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Radostina Ivanova-Mishineva.
After the initial exchange of information on local traditions and rituals in the days around Christmas, the Austrian Museum showed interest in presenting Bulgaria with an emphasis on the Burgas region during the upcoming Advent in December 2019. This will be organized as a special exhibition entitled "Christmas in Burgas region", accompanied by a concert and participation in the culinary advent market.
The Christmas Museum is one of the attractions in the alpine town of Wagrain, which mainly engages in ski tourism and welcomes around 1 million visitors a year. In this respect, the creation of a rich program of events is a priority for the local cultural association. For over 10 years it has been organizing Advent Festival with the support of the Tourist Union. Every year, a different European country is invited to present its traditions with music and culinary creations during the festival.
Comfortable pedestrian passages now allow every visitor to get acquainted with the ancient ruins in Aquae Calidae. Their construction is part of the next stage of the restoration and conservation of the archaeological site near Burgas. The mayor of Burgas Dimitar Nikolov and the director of the Regional historical museum Milen Nikolov today opened the new facility and the restored archaeological site.
"11 years ago, we started to look for different sources of funding - with own funds of the Municipality of Burgas, from the state budget and various programs to start archaeological excavations, which is a small part so far, which gives us grounds to continue with the restoration activities. We need to provide the funding for the next stage in order to be ready to make itand more accessible." said mayor Dimitar Nikolov.
"Thanks to this policy in recent years, the cultural and historical tourism in Burgas already has serious visible results." It remains to be built by continuing with the restoration, conservation and exhibition of the archaeological site." added Milen Nikolov, Director of Regional historical museum Burgas.
In addition to the accessible environment, decorative colour lighting is installed all along the pedestrian passages, making view even more attractive. The cold pool of the Roman thermae is also drained and restored, and the buildings across the southern part between the apodyterium and Suleiman Magnificent Bath are sealed.
In the next stage of the socialization of Aquae Calidae, the buildings in the eastern part of the site will be preserved, and an educational museum with a copy of a Roman bath will be built over them.
The last conservation and restoration activities of Aquae Calidae are part of the project "The Common Cultural Heritage without Borders - TOGETHER" CB005.1.21.139, funded under the Interreg-IPA Bulgaria - Turkey Cross-Border Program 2014-2020
On March 7, 2019 in the yard of the Ethnographic Museum was held the first of a series of events related to the project of RHM Burgas "Calendar of customs for maids and bachelors" in partnership with School "Bishop Konstantin Preslavski" Burgas. Students of the 2nd grade presented the custom Kukerovden.
Regional historical museum Burgas would like to invite you at the final press conference and official opening ceremony in Burgas, Tourist complex Aquae Calidae.
Newly built facilities at Aquae Calidae will be officially open, allowing visitors to take a closer look at the archaeological structures and feel their true size. The events are realizing within the framework of CB005.1.21.139 „Common cultural and historical heritage beyond the borders (TOGETHER)“ project.
The press conference and official opening will held on March 15th 2019 (Friday), 13:00 local time in Aquae Calidae.
The story of how chemical analyzes changed the date of an emblematic archaeological object with 10 centuries will be told by a Burgas archaeologist during the traditional lecture in the museum this Saturday - March 16. PhD. Yoto Valeriyev will present data from interdisciplinary studies on metal pendants with images of a horse with a male head.
Archaeologists from the middle of the last century connected these curious jewels to the Bulgarian material culture of the period of the First Bulgarian Kingdom (VII-XI century), defined them as made of bronze and viewed them together with other monuments - the so-called bronze amulets horsemen dated between 6th and 11th centuries. The analyzes undertaken in recent years, however, corrected the notion of their composite material and the date by taking them to the Late Middle Ages (New Age), and in particular the 19th century.
The lecture "Pendants with image of a horse with a male head" will be held this Saturday (March 16th) at 11:30 h. in the Ethnographic Museum at 69 Slavyanska Street. The entrance fee is preferential - for adults 2 levs for students and pensioners - BGN 1
On March 7th (Thursday), students of the 2nd Grade from School "Episkop K. Preslavski" - Burgas will recreate the custom of kukeri at 13:30 h. The young people will call the spring in the yard of the Ethnographic Museum (69 Slavyanska Str.)
The event is part of the activities of the project "Traditional calendar for girls and bachelors - a museum guide for the teacher". It is realized by the Regional Museum of History in Burgas in partnership with Sofia University Preslavski University and the financial support of the Ministry of Culture under the Museum as an Educational Environment Program.
The "Regular Calendar for Ladies and Bisexuals" project aims to support the activities of teachers in the initial stage of learning when introducing children to the traditional Bulgarian holiday calendar. It takes the form of a program that includes specially designed role-playing games and children's audience. By adopting an interactive way, children will be involved in recreating the Bulgarian traditional culture.
"The Liberation of Bulgaria and the Eastern Question (1876-1878)" is the subject of the museum lecture this Saturday - March 9th. It will be held at 11:30 h. in the Ethnographic Museum (69 Slavyanska Str.)
The historian of RHM-Burgas Vladimir Anignestov will familiarize the audience with the details of the so-called "Eastern Crisis" and the disturbed balance between the Great Powers on the eve of the Russian-Turkish War of Liberation (1877-1878). The diplomatic efforts before the war, during the Constantinople Ambassadorial Conference (1876) and attempts to peaceful resolve of the conflict will be in question. Emphasis in the lecture will be the important historical moments surrounding the concluded treaties - the San Stefano Peace Treaty and the Berlin Congress in 1878, forerunners of the birth of the Third Bulgarian State.
The entrance fee is preferential - for adults 2 BGN and for students and pensioners - 1 BGN.
Opinions are diverse and contradictory about the place and importance of the Russian-Turkish War of 1877-1878 in Bulgarian history. Unfortunately, it does not lead to the liberation of all Bulgarian lands - some of them remain under Ottoman rule, others fall within the borders of our neighboring countries. What, however, is most important to us, the Bulgarians? After nearly five hundred years of foreign domination, the Bulgarian state was restored! With the remarkable participation of our people at all stages of the war! Over 50,000 are the Bulgarians actively engaged in military actions, such as translators, suppliers, scouts and volunteers. Many of them sacrifice their lives, which is no less valuable than the dead soldiers. To all these people, to the peaceful victims of the war, whose broken destinies are no less, we have to pay our tribute.
The Liberation of Bulgaria is not just the battles at Pleven, Shipka, Stara Zagora. It is the result of a process that began long before 1877, a long string of events that testify to the aspirations of Bulgarian society to gain its independence:
• The creation of a Bulgarian-revolutionary organization of Vasil Levski and his associates, with the strategic goal of restoring the Bulgarian statehood.
• The Easter Action of April 3, 1860 and the result of it - the legend of the Bulgarian Exarchate of 1870, which recognizes the Bulgarian people as a separate ethnic community with a clearly defined territory, nearly 220,000 sq. km, including all lands inhabited by predominantly Bulgarian population.
• The April uprising of 1876, undoubtedly the most dramatic event in the history of our national liberation movement, which shows Europe and the world the Bulgarian determination to restore state independence.
All this, along with the generations of writers, allies, revolutionaries, created a climate of denial to foreign oppression on Bulgarian soil, made it possible after March 3, 1878, Bulgaria and Bulgarians to have the most precious - freedom again. The freedom to choose, to believe, to build!
Ivanka Deleva - Chief curator of the History Department of RHM-Burgas