Regional Historical Museum Burgas and Regional academic center - Burgas invite everyone on September 20, 2016, (Tuesday) at 16:30, in the Historical Museum (Burgas, ul. Lermontov 31) to participate in an open lecture by Ch. Assist. Prof. Dr. Iveta Rasheva from Cyril and Methodius Research Center at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (CMRC).
The official opening of the guest exhibition "Cyril and Methodius concept in Orthodox Christianity" will begin at 17:30. The exhibition is designed by CMRC for a conference on the same topic, held within the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria. It consists of 12 large canvases that show the connection of Eastern Orthodoxy with St. Cyril and Methodius.
The exhibition is in Burgas at the invitation of Regional academic center Burgas for the European Heritage Days, where is stationed the newest permanent exhibition of RHM Burgas - "Wall of letters."
On the first day of the initiative, the Historical Museum (31 Lermontov St.), in cooperation with the Regional Centre of BAS in Burgas, will present the exhibition "Cyril and Methodius' concept in Orthodox Christianity." It was created by the Cyril and Methodius Research Center at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences on the occasion of 1150th anniversary of the Slavic alphabet and the Great Moravian mission of St. Cyril and Methodius. Presented are photocopies of medieval manuscripts, icons, prints, engravings and contemporary books bearing centuries of literary and cultural tradition established by the holy brothers. The exhibition will complement the exposition on writing systems in the museum. Citizens and guests of the city will see it for free on 15, 16 and 17 September.
On Sunday, September 18, visitors can explore free of charge the Ethnographic Museum (ul. Slavyanska 69), where to the end of the month can be visited the exhibition "Wood comes to life - zoomorphic motives in artistic woodworking from Troyan".
Every year more than 20 million people enjoy access to thousands of rarely opened sites and unique events as part of European Heritage Days, which take place every September in 50 countries across Europe. This locally-led initiative is supported by the European Commission and the Council of Europe.
Launched in 1985, the European Heritage Days have been organised since 1999 as a joint initiative of the European Union and the Council of Europe, in close cooperation with the group of national coordinators.
The Bulgarian minister of tourism Mrs. Nikolina Angelkova visited the fortress Rusokastro to get acquainted on-site with the archaeological research and conservation works at of the excavated structures. She was greeted by the mayor of Kameno Municipality Zhelyo Vardunski who introduced her to the municipality plans to develop the site as a tourist destination. Scientists say this is one of the largest defense facilities in the Bulgarian territories as only a few days ago there was revealed exclusively preserved pavement from XIV century.
The head of archaeological research at Rusokastro, Mr. Milen Nikolov presented the minister of tourism with the work done so far. For archaeology in 2016, Kameno Municipality has provided the Regional Historical Museum Burgas 33 000 BGN, to which were added another 5000 BGN state subsidy from the Ministry of Culture. It is planned that after the completion of the archaeological season, will be proceeded to the conservation and restoration works of detected structures.
From September 1, 2016 the Historical exposition (31 Lermontov St.) of RHM Burgas will be open with new working time:
Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 to 18:00
Sunday and Monday: Closed
The remaining expositions of RHM Burgas - Archaeological (21 Bogoridi St.) and Ethnographic (69 Slavyanska St.) will continue to work everyday from 10:00 to 19:00
The Natural-history exposition (30 Fotinov St.) is closed for repairs.
In September for the Days of cultural heritage, the Historical Museum will host the exhibition "Cyril and Methodius' concept in Orthodox Christianity" from Cyril and Methodius Research Center at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. The exhibition will complement our knowledge on the Bulgarian writing systems. Everyone will be able to see it for free on 15, 16 and 17 September.
Exceptionally preserved pavement from cobblestones from the XIV century was discovered during the archaeological excavations of the fortress Rusakostro. Revealed were part of its entrance, west wall and one of the towers, which monumental construction has been preserved to a height of 3 meters. Archaeologists suggest that it was this 7-centuries-old cobblestones over which walked the Bulgarian Tsar Ivan Alexander and other kings and emperors .
Are you ready for the festival in Zheravna?
The Ethnographic exposition of RHM Burgas (ul. Slavyanska 69) offers 3 new Bulgarian traditional costumes for children (two for boys aged 8-10 years and one for girl), made by our friends in the village of Lyulyakovo.
Children's costume for boys aged 8-10 years, include:
- Knitted socks
Price 200 BGN
Every day we do a bunch of things you do not think about: where they come from, the result of whose efforts are they, what they offer. We used to accept these things around us for granted - objects, events, achievements and people. We have heard that a person is a universe of emotions, mind, energy, but do not appreciate it, we hurry to nowhere ...
Here and now - how quickly lined up my mind in those few sentences - written a series of letters and ready. At first glance it is, but it is not true! Not just a series of letters. These are perfect letters, part of a perfect alphabet - Bulgarian. Again you about these scripts, I'll tell you mine May 24 ?! Well, because thoughts and assessments come after the holiday ...
What are our letters? Another thing we do not really pay attention. We use them and so. And their story is so interesting ...
Three of Burgas expositions participate in the campaign "I Love Bulgaria"! Special stickers and the album "I Love Bulgaria" can be found in the Archaeological, Historical and Ethnographic Museum in Burgas.
The profession of archaeologist is a dream for many people, especially children. For them it is shrouded in mystique of the unknown, adventure to touch the ancient knowledge and luck to find a priceless artifact. But all this involves a lot of digging, coordination of a team and systematically follow a specific methodology of work.
The work of archaeologists you can see live by visiting the ancient and medieval site Aquae Calidae near the Burgas Mineral Baths in the coming days. The eponymous tourist complex offers specially built atrium where you can sit and watch the excavation of an ancient bath in safety. For the convenience of visitors next to the outdoor archaeological exposition works a coffee, and in the restored building of the bathroom of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, can learn more about the area's history from the interactive 3D projection on the beautiful dome.
At present the archaeological research in Aquae Calidae continues in the northern part of the site, which is designated for a museum. The excavations are conducted by Regional Historical Museum Burgas and are led by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dimcho Momtchilov of University "Prof. Dr. Asen Zlatarov" Burgas, deputy head Miroslav Klasnakov from RHM Burgas and Yavor Rusev from RHM Yambol.
The team is examining the burned layers from IV-VI century at the depth of 4-6 meters from the current level. They are finding mainly pottery and coins from the time of Constantine the Great - the first Christian emperor.