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.
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: ...
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 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.
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.