During the excavations of the Rusokastro Fortress, a rare golden coin was discovered by the Byzantine Emperor Phocas. It has a weight of 4.5 grams.
Emperor Phocas ruled from 602 to 610 AD. He was at the head of a rebellion by which Emperor Maurikius, who was murdered with his sons, was overthrown. Phocas ruled the Byzantine Empire in a particularly despotic way, which quickly sets a large part of society against him. In the army, he was a regular centurion, which further created anger over his rule. In a final account, in 608 AD, Carthage broke out against the emperor, which proved to be successful. The leader of the rebellion, the future emperor Heraclius, personally decapitates Phocas and was crowned Byzantine basil.
The first construction of fortress walls on the rocky hill at Rusokastro is in the 6th century. The discovery of the coin shows that the fortress was actively functioning until the beginning of the 7th century. It was re-settled by Bulgarian population in the 9th century. During the first half of the 13th century, new fortified walls and towers were built probably under the rule of Tsar Ivan Asen II. Its area covers 52 dekars, making it the largest medieval fortress in South Bulgaria similar to Tsarevets, Trapezitsa, Cherven, Kaliakra. The retained walls are more than 5 meters high.
The fortress is studied by a team of Regional historical museum Burgas, led by Milen Nikolov and Dorothea Gjurzijska. In the current campaign, the citadel of the fortress is being revealed, with the aim to proceed with its conservation, restoration and socialization.
The excavations are funded by the Municipality of Kameno, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria and the National Museum of History.
Once again some of the most beautiful butterflies in the world will be shown in Burgas. The exhibition opens at 11.00 on July 3, 2017, Monday, in the round-hall of Expo Center Flora, and will stay there until the end of August with working hours - every day from 9.00 to 20.00. Organizers of the exhibition are the Regional historical museum Burgas and the Municipality of Burgas.
The exhibition hall will be transformed into a tropical place where the butterflies will fly freely. The temperature and air humidity in the room will be maintained at the required levels to recreate the natural environment of butterflies.
The first pupae of impressive species have already arrived in Flora. The new point this year is that different moths (night butterflies) will arrive each week.
The specialists from the Natural-History Museum have prepared a special booklet in full colour print, from which everyone can learn more about the life of the beautiful insects. It is titled "For the Butterflies, briefly" and will be sold at a price of 4 BGN at Expo Center Flora.
Mark this unique exhibition as a must-stop for your summer adventures and do not miss the opportunity to seal the photo with the wonderful species!
The restorer of the Regional Historical Museum in Burgas - Ivan Arabadzhiev already sits behind a new professional potter wheel. It was donated for the needs of the museum by the company "Ceramica Style BG" EOOD, which deals with the production and trade of decorative and souvenir ceramics.
Anyone who believes in the magic of the sun and the enchanting herbs, is welcome in the yard of the Ethnographic Museum on st. John's day (June 24, Saturday) at 11:00 am and pass through the Enyo's wreath for health and happiness!
From 16th to 18th of June, Regional historical Museum Burgas took part in the first edition of the museum souvenir fair in Ethnographic Open-air Museum "Etar" - Gabrovo.
RHM Burgas presented itself with own stand and the visitors of Ethnographic Open-air Museum "Etar" had the opportunity to see and buy unique souvenirs from the Burgas museums.
The most interesting for the visitors were the museum replicas of various ancient coins, as well as the cards of old Burgas.
On June 16 (Friday), in the central hall of the Archaeological Exposition of the Regional Historical Museum Burgas (21 Bogoridi St.), an initial press conference was held on the project "Common Cultural Heritage beyond Borders - TOGETHER" CB0005.1.21.139, financed under the Cross-Border Cooperation Program Interreg-IPA Bulgaria - Turkey 2014-2020.
The project aims to improve the capacity in the field of culture and tourism in the cross-border region through 2 major investments in two key tourist sites - Aquae Calidea and Rock Monastery of St. Nicholas - Kiköy. The activities aim to improve the tourist attractiveness, easy access and popularization by introducing modern information and communication technologies; Improving the public awareness of the common cultural and historical heritage by presenting two major cultural heritage sites on both sides of the border bearing a common history.
The total budget of the project is 486,735.54 EUR, of which 256,135.91 EUR is for the activities of the leading partner Regional Historical Museum Burgas and 230,599.64 EUR for the Culture and Tourism Directorate in Kirklareli (Turkey).
Most of the costs for both partners will be for investment work on the sites - restoration and conservation of the archaeological remains in Aquae Calidae - almost 180,000 Euros and the Turkish side will invest 200,000 Euros for the construction of a 1 km road with adjacent communications and lighting to the royal monastery of St. Nicholas. Tender procedures are currently underway, and procurements will be closed in early July. The implementation time of the project is 24 months, of which 12 months are for the investment activities.
In the second year of the project, a scientific conference will be held in Aquae Calidae to summarize the results of the studies so far. The scientific papers will be gathered in a luxury edition in Bulgarian, Turkish and English.
On 16th of June (Friday) 2017 at 11:00 in the central hall of the Archaeological Exposition of Regional Historical Museum Burgas (21 Bogoridi St.) there will be an initial press conference on the project "TOGETHER - Common cultural and historical heritage beyond the borders" Financed under the Interreg-IPA Bulgaria - Turkey Cross Border Cooperation Program 2014-2020.
The project aims to improve the capacity in the field of culture and tourism in the cross-border region through 2 major investments in two key tourist sites - Aquae Calide - Therma and Rock Monastery of St. Nicholas - Kiköy. The activities aim improve tourist attractiveness, easy access and popularization by introducing modern information and communication technologies; Improving public awareness of the common cultural and historical heritage by presenting two major cultural heritage sites on both sides of the border bearing a common history.
More than 30 visitors joined the Wikipedia day at the Burgas Archaeological Museum (21 Bogoridi Str.) They made and shared 15 new images in the largest electronic encyclopedia, editing articles in different languages, enriching the digital content about the museum and its exhibits on the Internet. For their contributions, visitors received small awards provided by Maria Gabriel - Deputy Chair of the EPP Group in the European Parliament and Bulgarian candidate for EU Commissioner with portfolio "Digitalisation".
The initiative included people from all age groups, but the most active were a group of tudents from the 5th grade at "Petko Rosen" School in Burgas. Throughout the day, Mirem Kadir, a trainee "Digitization of cultural heritage" at RHM Burgas, explained to the guests how to create and edit publications on the internet encyclopedia, and for the lovers of photography - how to upload their photos.
"The Wikiday in the Museum aims to extend the information on the Internet for the Bulgarian cultural heritage. In this way, it reaches a wider audience and is a good advertisement for the museum expositions. Reproducing the cultural heritage in digital form at different levels and languages is a complex process that everyone can contribute to." said Radovesta Stewart, PhD student in Computer Systems and Technologies at University "Prof. Asen Zlatarov" and part of the Information Department of RHM Burgas.
Visitors with smart devices tested the QR codes placed in the central hall of the Archaeological Museum. Through them they have the opportunity to learn more about certain historical concepts mentioned in the museum texts. QR codes lead to Wikipedia references, and some of the articles are written by the museum specialists.
This Wednesday - June 7, the Burgas Archaeological Museum (21 Bogoridi St.) invites everyone wishing to create digital content in Wikipedia, on a free entry visit.
From 17:00 to 18:00, the museum trainees in "Digitization of Cultural Heritage" will explain how to create and edit publications on the internet encyclopedia, and for photographers - how to upload their photos. The idea is to enrich the information on the Internet about the cultural heritage preserved in the local museums. Reproducing it in digital form at different levels and languages will contribute to the international cultural exchange, enabling the exploration and promotion of Bulgarian history and culture as part of the world, while highlighting its uniqueness and significance.
Visitors with smart devices will be able to test QR codes placed in the central hall of the Archaeological Museum. They are designed to make it easier for guests to learn more or explain in a quick and accessible way certain historical concepts. The presence of digital technologies into the museum halls is a priority in the museum work seeking the help of young people.
The Wikiday is organized by the I.T. Department of the Regional historical museum Burgas together with the interns from the program of MES "Student Practices" and the Information Center of Maria Gabriel in Burgas.
From 1 June to 30 September, the expositions of the Regional Historical Museum Burgas will be open for visitors every day between 10.00 - 19.00 hours.
Traditionally, the museum works without a break in the summer months and the exhibition "Live Butterflies" of Natural History Museum Burgas (30, K. Fotinov Str.) will open at the beginning of July in Expo Center Flora.
For the tourist season, three of the most impressive treasures related to the glorious history of our ancestors - "The oldest gold in Europe - the treasures of the Varna Chalcolithic Necropolis, "The Thracian treasure from Borovo" and "Treasure of Nadsentmiklos" can be seen in hall Trezore of the Archaeological Museum (21, Bogoridi Str.) Besides treasures, the Archaeological Museum presents its renewed hall "Middle Ages" along with valuable finds from the "Archaeological excavations of the Burgas Museum".
In the Historical Museum (31 Lermontov Str.), the guest exhibition "Tsar Ferdinand's century" by RHM Veliko Tarnovo will be shown for the summer season. The exhibition "Bulgarian refugees in our memory", which continues to enrich its collection with new additions, is displayed at the Ethnographic Museum (69 Slavyanska Str.)