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Burgas Museum and its employees in the pages of the New York Times Travel
Thursday, 21 Jul 2016 - Archeological Museum

Burgas Museum and its employees received a pleasant surprise few days ago, when they appeared in the pages of the New York Times Travel. Without knowing it would land into the travelogue of an American journalist in Bulgaria, on July 11, they met another English-speaking tourists with a large suitcase and a big smile.

On his way to the Black Sea, Frugal Traveler columnist Lucas Peterson stops through Haskovo, Bulgaria to attend the wedding of his cousin, Matthew Kwan, to Haskovo native Tanya Todorova.
Decided to combine the pleasant with the useful, he collected impressions of his trip around Bulgaria on a very economical budget. Once back to the US, Lucas wrote an article for the prestigious media sharing experiences and best moments in Bulgaria.
His travelogue is published under the title "By Bulgaria's Beautiful Black Sea".



When his journey came to Burgas, it goes through the Burgas museums. He wrote:
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The archaeological museum in Burgas contains some fascinating Bronze Age artifacts, including the oldest marble statue found in Bulgaria. (Admission to the museum is 5 lev, and it’s only 10 lev for a combination ticket to visit all four museums in town.)
While I found few English speakers in Bulgaria generally, a woman working at the museum spoke some, and kindly walked me around town to show me the locations of the other museums. Most signage in Burgas is in Bulgarian, which uses the Cyrillic alphabet. Many businesses, however, especially those that cater to tourists, offer translations.
...

Full article: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/24/travel/bulgaria-black-sea-budget-travel.html?_r=3

The expositions of Burgas museum are attractive for foreign visitors due to the multilingual information they offer - annotations, written and oral guide in English in each of them, at the Ethnographic Museum the guide talk is also available in Russian and German.
Guide talk prices:
in Bulgarian: 5.00 BGN
foreign language: 20.00 BGN
Themed talk: 30.00 BGN

There are also promo tickets for visitors:
for 2 museums - 6.00 BGN
for 3 museum - 8.00 BGN
for 4 museums - 10.00 BGN
Family ticket (parents and 2 children) is 8 BGN

Students from club "Historian" of Burgas University "Prof. Dr. Zlatarov" assist in the processing of archaeological finds from Aquae Calidae
Monday, 18 Jul 2016 - Archeological Museum


Students in the III and IV year, profile "Bulgarian Language and History" at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University "Prof. Dr. Zlatarov" - Burgas, engaged in the processing of archaeological material from studies of the ancient and medieval complex Aquae Calidae - Thermopolis found in the period 2008 - 2012 year and stored in the Archaeological exposition of Regional Museum of Burgas.

New species of butterflies from the Philippines in Burgas this week
Sunday, 17 Jul 2016 - Natural-History Museum

The exhibition of live butterflies was enriched with new species from Southeast Asia, who arrived a few days ago in the pupa stage. Some of the 120 new residents of the exhibition center "Flora Burgas" has already opened their colorful wings, while others will be born in the coming days.

The exhibition of exotic butterflies from around the world will continue two months - from 4 July to 31 August. It is open to visitors every day from 10:00 to 20:00 hours. Admission for pensioners and students is 2 BGN, and for adults - 5 BGN. Children under 7 years and disabled people can see the exhibition for free.


House "Thracian han" Sozopol presents joint ethnographic exhibition
Friday, 15 Jul 2016 - Global

On 16.07.2016, from 11.00 in House "Thracian han", Sozopol a joint ethnographic exhibition of the National Museum of History, Regional Museum Yambol and Municipal Cultural Institute "Museum Center" - Sozopol will be open under the name "Colour and mysticism. The costume speaks".

In the renewed project "Sozopol - preserved cultural heritage and identity through the centuries" house "Thracian han" presents male and female costumes from different regions of the Bulgarian lands: Danube Plain, Dobrudzha, Thrace, Rhodopes, Shopluk and refugees from Aegean Thrace, Asia Minor and Macedonia. They are shown in groups of major types: two-approned, sukman and Sayan (for women) and white and coloured for men. Shown are also female jewellery from the XVIII - early XX century, which are an integral part of the decoration of the female costume.

New discoveries of monumental architecture in Aquae Calidae astonished experts this summer
Wednesday, 13 Jul 2016 - Archeological Museum

Head of a diadumenos stone statue and monumental structures from the Roman period are only some of the surprises for the archaeologists in the last month of excavations in the ancient bathing complex Aquae Calidae.


The team is examining the burned layers from IV-VI century in 4 to 6 m depth from the current level. Inside them were found mainly pottery and coins from the time of Constantine the Great - the first Christian emperor. Most of the coins found this season, namely belong to the commemorative series, minted for the proclamation of Byzantion for the new capital of the Roman Empire by Constantine the Great.

15-20 m away from the space allocated for studies this year the specialists uncovered impressive monumental architecture. The remains of it will be subject to further research in the final stage of the excavations this summer as the area requires special attention.

Another surprise for the researchers is a wall with thickness of 3.6 m. It is located in the northern part of the site, in which Tsonya Drazheva found part of a street and thick columns in 2009. The massive wall - landing was revamped at a later stage in to entrance area and the material of it is reused for paving. At the uphill there are revealed several pipelines from the late antiquity which supplied the bath with cold water. The mixed layer contains a large amount of broken marble sculpture. They were used as adorned of the Roman bath in its heyday, complementing the rich lining of the inner halls.

Among the most striking findings is a head with diadem of a large stone statue that depicted a person of the highest rank.

The excavations this summer confirmed the great importance of Aquae Calidae for the history of our lands during the IV-VI century when the barbarian tribes of Goths and Avars entered the Balkans. According to the head of archaeological research in Aquae Calidae - Assoc. Prof. Dimcho Momtchilov, there is no doubt that the fires of the IV century, date back to the Gothic attacks and their permanent settlement here. This is determined by the revealed back in 2012 burials in layers above the vestibule of the Roman bath. At the same time burned buildings in the layers of the VI century are associated with destruction after the raids of Avar tribes, led by Khan Bayan. This is evidenced by the monogram discovered in 2014 of the famous Byzantine general Kast, who fought the brutal barbarians for years.

All visitors of the tourist complex Aquae Khalid can see the work of specialists-archaeologists from a safe place at the atrium. The archaeological studies conducted by the Regional Historical Museum Burgas will resume next week.

Ethnographic Museum Burgas will create an exhibition on the Bulgarian refugees in Burgas reagion
Monday, 11 Jul 2016 - Ethnographical Museum

Project for an exhibition "The Bulgarian refugees in our memory" of the Regional Historical Museum Burgas received additional funding from the session of the Ministry of Culture for activities in the field of museums and visual arts.

The idea of ​​the current exhibition is a natural extension to the efforts of specialists from the Ethnographic exposition of RHM Burgas to preserve its rich collection of traditional costumes. The greatest diversity of costumes and jewellery among them are those of the Bulgarians from Asia Minor, Western and Eastern Thrace, who had the uneasy fate to be refugees in Burgas region. Among the best preserved and interesting costumes are the exhibits from Catal Tepe, Kodzhabunar, Malak Dervent, Komotini, Uzunkupru, Pishmankyoy and Kufalovo. Bulgarians from all these places were displaced from their homes in the period 1912-1913 and entered the new Bulgarian state as refugees - immigrants.

100 years later the refugee crisis again a topic of great importance for the Bulgarian society. We hear often comparisons between the refugees then and now. Answer to the question what are the similarities and differences between these two historic events, will be offered by experts from RIM Burgas through temporary exhibition about the life and fate of refugees in the early twentieth century. The preserved exhibits of costumes and decorations will demonstrate the diversity of their culture and the impact on shaping the ethnic composition of the population in the region. The exhibition will presented also the setting up of district Sarafovo and the refugee loan on 22/12/1926, which the Bulgarian country took to give land to the new settlers and build the so called Sharon houses in towns along the southern Black Sea coast.


The ancient Thracian women covered their arms and legs with tattoos
Thursday, 07 Jul 2016 - Archeological Museum

Earlier this year Regional Historical Museum Burgas participated in the exhibition of NAIM-BAS (National Archaeological Institute and Museum - BAS) "Mirror of the past: female beauty through the ages." Among the objects representing women from the Burgas lands there were gold jewellery of a rich Thracian woman, who lived in Mesambria (present-day Nessebar) in the beginning of the III century BC.
Exquisite earrings, rings and necklaces from the ancient Thrace win our admiration for its pomp and decorations, yet it was not the only impressive part of the Thracian woman outfit. Very often, ancient Greek artists who drew on pottery, represented one obviously very important element of the exterior of the Thracian women - their tattoos. With them they decorated their whole legs, arms and neck. As a whole the meaning of tattooing refers to cult practices related to superhuman powers. Strips with straight and oblique lines, wavy patterns and zig-zag, dots, rosettes, and silhouettes of animals compose the repertoire as the tattoos usually cover the hands, the neck and the legs of the women’s figures. Parallel lines are often combined with silhouettes of animals – snakes, does and deer.

In connection with the exhibition of female beauty through the ages, museum specialists from NAIM-BAS have created a collection of temporary tattoos with the most characteristic motifs from the bodies of the Thracians. The easy to use tattoos are a great addition to an summer outfit for events and festivals. They are applied wet and can remain for days on the skin.
"Tattoos of the Thracian women" can be found in the Archaeological Museum of Burgas at ul. Al.
Bogoridi 21. The cost of each of the models is 2 BGN.


Exotic tropical butterfly spread wings beneath the dome of Flora
Monday, 04 Jul 2016 - Natural-History Museum

Live tropical butterflies of the Natural History Museum this year will fly in the round hall of the exhibition center Flora. The butterflies arrived a few days ago in the pupa stage, and today dissolved their colourful wings in front of the visitors.
The exhibition of exotic butterflies from around the world will continue two months - from 4 July to 31 August. It is open to visitors every day from 10:00 to 20:00 hours. Admission for pensioners and students is 2 BGN, and for adults - 5 BGN. Children under 7 years and disabled people can see the exhibition for free.


Continues the archaeological research in the area designated for museum in Aquae Calidae
Friday, 01 Jul 2016 - Archeological Museum


St. John the Baptist - the voice calling in the desert
Friday, 24 Jun 2016 - Historical Museum


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