On the eve of May 24 - the Bulgarian Education and Culture and Slavonic Literature Day, the Minister of Culture Boil Banov awarded the golden seal of Tsar Simeon the Great to the director of Regional historical museum Burgas Mr. Milen Nikolov. The award is for contribution in the development and promotion of Bulgarian culture and national identity.
At the solemn ceremony, held on May 21 at the National Gallery, the prestigious awards of the Ministry of Culture were also given to many artists, artists and prominent figures from different arts, folklore, museum, community centers and library activities.
The golden funeral mask and ring-seal, that is believed to have belonged to the legendary ruler Teres of Odrese, will be shown in the center of the Treasure Hall of the Burgas Museum.
In 2004, a rich tomb of a Thracian aristocrat was discovered in the mound "Svetitsa". Among the funeral gifts are objects of gold, silver, bronze, ceramics, iron. One of the most valuable finds is a massive golden mask weighing nearly 600 g, presenting a male face with lush hair and beard. Another find was a gold ring with an image of a recreational athlete.
The grave gifts were found in a masonry massive stone grave block. Only parts of the bones of the body are found from the skeleton. According to the opinion of the archaeologist Georgi Kitov, the corpse was dissected before the death and in the grave were placed only parts of it which testify to an orphical ritual.
The exhibited items are part of the collection of Historical museum Iskra - Kazanlak and are the only museum copies of the originals, which are kept in Sofia.
The exhibition will be open on May 19, Saturday at 18:00 h. at the Archaeological Museum (21 Bogoridi St.) and tops the program of RHM-Burgas on the occasion of the Night of Museums.
Jewelery items from the Boyar Treasure, found near the village of Dolishte, Varna, will be exhibited in the Treasure Hall of the Burgas Archaeological Museum (21 Bogoridi Str.)
The set of female jewelery is made up of two silver bracelets, solid silver earrings with gilt, a silver necklace with a glass paste jewelry box. They were made in the elite goldsmiths 'shops of Bulgaria and Byzantium in XIII and XIV century in various goldsmiths' techniques. It is believed that the ornaments belonged to members of the Bolyar families of the Second Bulgarian State.
The exposition is supplemented with silver jewelery from the collection of RHM-Burgas, which illustrate the tendencies in the medieval decorations.
The exhibition will be opened at 18.00 on 19 May as part of a program for the Night of Museums in Burgas.
On 19 May, at 18:00, an extremely rare and valuable find - ivory icon, found during the excavations of the Rusokastro fortress in 2017, will be presented in the Treasure Hall of the Archaeological Museum in Бургас (21, Bogoridi Str.) The discovery will be displayed for the first time infront of the general public.
The icon is two-sided. At the front are depicted archangel Gabriel in the left and St. Basil the Great. On the reverse - two crosses. The icon was made in the middle of the 10th century in Constantinople and belonged to a Byzantine emperor or a member of the imperial family. Such icons were produced in private rulers' studios only for members of the closest circle around the emperor. Findings such as this one today can be seen only in the collections of the world's largest museums, such as the Louvre, the Museum of Berlin, the British Museum, the Metropolitan Museum, and now also the Burgas Museum.
Such exquisite works are stored in the treasures of the largest Western European cathedrals. They were donated there by the knights of the Fourth Crusade, who carried them after the sacking of the Emperor's Treasury in Constantinople in 1204.
During excavations, such a find is discovered only for the second time in the world. Interestingly, the first one was also found in Bulgaria in the distant 1901. Then the French archaeologist Georges Sierre discovered a fragment of such an icon in the excavations of the Trapezitsa fortress.
This year the Burgas Museum will present for the seventh consecutive time the Cup of the Natural History Museum. The contest will be called "Biodiversity - What We Know About It" and will be held on 29.05.2018.
An attractive exhibition of 3D models of ships sunken in the Black Sea will take place during the hosting of Burgas on the European Maritime Day, which will be held on 31 May and 01 June. The "Hidden Secrets of the Black Sea" Exposition will be exhibited at the Sea Casino Cultural Center from 31 May to 30 July.
It will include 7 3D models of sunken ships, as well as curious artifacts found in recent sea bed surveys. The hall will be completely transformed to recreate the underwater Black Sea world.
An interactive map with all 57 wrecked ships and missing settlements in the Black Sea will be located in Hristo Fotev Hall of the Sea Casino Casino. With VR glasses, every guest will be able to make a virtual walk at the seabed.
16 models of ships, provided by the Bulgarian Federation of Sports Shipwreck Modeling, will be arranged in "Georgi Baev" Hall. Most of them are medal winners and prestigious awards from national and international exhibitions.
Interactive games for children will welcome the youngest visitors in the Hristo Fotev hall of the cultural center. They will be able to construct 2 3D detachable wooden boat models according to their drawing and photo. The more curious of them with the help of real-life glasses will explore the bottom of the sea.
The "Hidden Secrets of the Black Sea" project is being implemented with the financial support of the Cultural Program for the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2018. " the National Fund Culture and the cooperation of NAIM with the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, the Center for Underwater Archeology - Sozopol and RIM-Burgas.
"The Bulgarian Saints" - author exhibition of RHM-Burgas, prepared with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture. Presents all Bulgarian saints, canonized by the Bulgarian, Russian and Ecumenical Patriarchate.
19:00, Ethnographic museum, Burgas, 69 Slavyanska str., first floor:
Opening of the exhibition "The Entertaining Music of Burgas"
19:15, in the yard of the Ethnographic museum
20:00 to 24:00 in Tourist Center Aquae Calidae
Visit to the museum and screenings on every hour free of charge.
20:30, Tourist Center Aquae Calidae - Garden
Music show with jazz and evergreens performances by Circle
22:00, Tourist Center Aquae Calidae - Garden
"The Fire of Antiquity" - mythical and epic fire show, presented by Divinitas formation, amphitheater
"The Entertaining Music of Burgas" is the latest exhibition of the Ethnographic Museum. It offers rich information about the great Burgas composers and performers of entertaining music from the second half of the 20th century, as well as the emblematic orchestras of the town.
The exhibition presents melodies that were popular already at the beginning of the last century in the restaurants of Burgas and on the radio, the creation and successes of the Burgas orchestra and the popular contests for pop songs "Golden Orpheus" and "Burgas and the Sea".
The exhibition is part of the program of Burgas Museum for the International Night of Museums on May 19th. The official opening is at 19:00 h. in the Ethnographic Exhibition on 69 Slavyanska Str. and visitors will have the opportunity to sing their favourite Burgas songs on karaoke in the museum salon.
There will be songs in Bulgarian only, in memory of the great composer Toncho Russev.
The treasure from Kralevo and the oldest gold in Europe from the Chalcolithic Necropolis in Varna will be in the Treasure Hall of the Archaeological Museum in Burgas for the Museum Night - May 19 (Saturday).
The Thracian treasure from the village of Kralevo, Targovishte, was discovered in 1979 in the tomb of a senior aristocrat who lived in the 3 rd century BC. After its cremation, its remains were gathered in a gilded Hydria vessel and buried in the mound with gifts of gold, silver, ceramics. The whole treasure consists of 47 gold engraving with enamel, titled, gold tiles with gryphon images, medallions with images of Heracles, earrings, hand bracelets, horse harness decorations. Various goldsmithing techniques were used - chipping, casting, granulation, etc. Perhaps the treasure was made in the goldsmith's studio of the ancient town of Messambria, today's town of Nessebar.
The second golden treasure, which can be seen in the Archaeological Museum, is in Burgas for the second consecutive summer because of the great interest and repeated inquiries of the visitors. The recognition of the oldest gold in Europe was discovered in the so-called Grave No. 36 of the Varna Chalcolithic Necropolis. According to a study in the Oxford Laboratory, the gold objects found dated from 4600-4400 BC. Interesting in Grave 36 is that no skeleton is found in it, but symbolically both purely female and purely male attributes are buried. Most likely, in this tomb complex are collected garments, ornaments and insignia of a 5-member ruler family, of which only the gold objects are 857 with a total weight of 0.789 kg.
The two exhibitions will be opened on May 19 at 6 pm at the Archaeological Museum at 21, Bogoridi Str., As part of the Bourgas Museum's program for the European initiative Night of Museums.