On the eve of St. Nicholas Day, the Ethnographic Museum presented a new exhibition. It is dedicated to the thousands of Bulgarians from Thrace, Macedonia and Asia Minor displaced from their homes and forced to take on a bitter time as refugees. The dimension of this phenomenon, collected only in one sentence, became leitmotif of the exhibition: "The storm came with terrible force, uproot centuries-old Bulgarian families in Thrace and scatter around the free mother Bulgaria." These influential words belong to the writer Konstantin Petkanov, born on this date (12.12), who we want to pay deserved tribute today.
The attractive exhibition "Live tropical butterflies" of Regional Historical Museum Burgas is among the finalists in the category "Innovation" of the first annual awards of Bulgarian Ministry of Tourism. From today anyone can support it by voting online at http://tourismawards.bg/cat/inovacii/
In 2016, due to the building renovation of the Natural history museum, the exhibition was moved to Expo center Flora in the Sea Garden of Burgas, where it was visited by over 10,000 people in only two months. The live exhibition of tropical butterflies is already recognized as a hallmark of Natural history museum of Burgas, regardless of where it is organized.
At 11.30 h., on 5 December (Monday), in the Ethnographic museum (ul. Slavyanska 69) will hosted the exhibition "Bulgarian refugees in our memory". Some of the exhibits - costumes and decorations will be presented in review with live models - students from School "Acad. Nicolas Obreshkov "Burgas.
On November 25, 1981 the Ethnographic museum of Burgas was officially opened in Brakalov house, at 69 Slavyanska St. Since then passed thousands of visitors from around the world to discover dozens of exhibitions presenting the attractive customs, holidays and rituals...
Archaeologists uncovered more than 50 meters from the main bulwark of the fort, and many movable finds - coins, copper decoration with a lion images, arrows, battle ax, gilt buttons and many others.
The regular archaeological excavations of the fortress Rusokastro in 2016 ended. For 3 months the archaeologists from Burgas Museum Milen Nikolov and Dorothea Gyurdzhiyska, along with workers from the local villages Zidarovo, Zhelyazovo and Rusokastro revealed more than 50 meters from the main bulwark of the fort. Besides them were discovered many other, previously unknown elements of the fortification - three towers and two walls. Two of the towers are from the VI c. AD, and the third is from the end of the XII c. - beg. of the XIII century. The newly discovered walls are also from different eras. The first is medieval and was built between the two towers flanking the main entrance of the fortress. It is 3.45 meters wide, built carefully with well hewn stones and thick mortar. The other wall is from the VI century, made of stone blocks cemented with a large quantity of mortar.
During the excavations nearly 40 m of the medieval path were cleared. At several places there are marks from ruts and grooves on the rocks left by the wheels of medieval oxcarts.
The archaeologists found many movable finds - coins, copper application with a lion image, arrows, battle ax, gilt buttons and many others. Discovered was also a gold coin of the emperor Andronicus III.
Field conservation of the archaeological site was carried out after the excavation. The next task is to undertake architectural planning of conservation and restoration works as well as exhibition of the finds from 2016.
The studies were funded by Municipality Kameno, Bulgarian Ministry of Culture and with the help of the National History Museum in Sofia.
The project "TOGETHER: The General Cultural Heritage without Borders" received approval for funding. It is prepared jointly by the Regional Historical Museum - Burgas and Regional Directorate for Culture and Tourism - Kırklareli, and the total budget is nearly half a million euro.
The news came after the third meeting of the Joint Monitoring Committee of the Cross Border Cooperation Programme INTERREG - Bulgaria - Turkey IPA 2014 - 2020, the approval of projects proposed for funding. 195 proposals for the invitation had a positive assessment of administrative compliance and eligibility received 116 project. A total of 39 projects passed evaluation of technical conformity and quality and were pre-approved for financing by the JMC.
The project of Burgas - Kırklareli is aimed at improving capacities in the field of culture and tourism in the border region through greater investment in important improvements in 2 key tourist sites - Aquae Kalide - Terma in Burgas mineral baths and rock monastery St. Nicholas - Kaikyoy. Both sites are strategic for tourism in the border region and increasing their attractiveness, facilitating access and promotion through the introduction of modern information and communication technologies will contribute to the preservation of the common cultural heritage.
Key project activities on the Bulgarian side are the second stage of conservation and restoration of archaeological site Late ancient and medieval fortress Aquae calidae - Terma. The Turkish side will begin reconstruction of the road access to the cultural and historical site near St. Nicholas Monastery Kaikyoy.
The project will end with organized international scientific conference, for which will be invited experts in archaeology, conservation and restoration of cultural heritage.
2008 Regional Historical Museum Burgas studies systematically Aquae calidae, which is the largest archaeological site in the municipality of Burgas.