This year Regional Museum Burgas has started the archaeological season already in mid March.
The research of the two most important archaeological sites in Burgas Municipality – Aquae Calidae Terma and Fortress Poros, began on the 17th of March.
The Archaeological studies of ancient and medieval fortress of Poros, situated on Cape Foros near Kraimorie, are headed by the Director of Regional Museum Burgas, Mr. Milen Nikolov. The first stage of the excavations this year is funded again by Foros Development AD, investor company which owns the land.
At the moment, the study focuses on the area designated for construction of water and street infrastructure.
Milen Nikolov pointed out the discovered mortar mixing ditches of the fortress wall, remains of a house from the 6th century and numerous finds, among which the most interesting are the earliest Roman coins found on site - perfectly preserved silver denarius minted during the reign of Septimius Severus (193-211), copper jewelery scales and bronze ekzagia (standard for weight measurement).
The Day of Thrace, celebrated on March 26 (new style), is associated with the greatest victory of the Bulgarian army during the Balkan War in 1913 - the Victory at Adrianople. It comes after fierce and bloody battles in Lozengrad, Bunarhisar, Bulair and Chataldzha, resulted in the brilliant successes of the Bulgarian soldier.
Short historical background...
[url=http://www.burgasmuseums.bg/index.php?tab=hist&lang=en&page=encyc&enc=balkanwars&eid=127]After several months of siege, dark clouds were looming over Edirne.[/url] For the Turkish command, in the first hours of the attack on the fort, on March 24, it was clear that the events shall have irreversible development. The commandant of the fort, Shukri Pasha sent to the government in Constantinople (Istanbul) fast telegram: "The Bulgarians attack "on knife" the forefront of the eastern sector. My soldiers in this sector rebelled against their officers, who wanted to hold them against the enemy. The front positions are abandoned by their defenders who seek refuge behind the lines".
[url=http://www.burgasmuseums.bg/index.php?tab=hist&lang=bg&page=encyc&enc=balkanwars&eid=127]The Fall of the "impregnable" and well fortified Edirne fortress [/url] is crucial for the final blow against Turkey. The grueling, yet remarkable operation had come to an end. The battle became famous across Europe and was included in warfare textbooks. The annals of military history marked some warfare innovation from the conduct of the battle - the first air strike, the first combat flight mission of woman, the first usage of radio interference.
The Day of Thrace honours the memory of all outstanding officers and soldiers for more than 100 years after those fateful days, and let them be admired even today for their courage and selflessness.
But the day of Thrace is not just the Victory at Adrianople. It is the memory of those Bulgarian soldiers who perished, defending the fair and justifiable cause for all families and broken dreams. This date itself brings many diverse feelings in all Bulgarians, but mostly the Thracians, those thousands of refugees who were forced to abandon everything and leave their places, yet managed to preserve the memory of their ancestors.
St. Ivan Island again proves that it is an exceptional place of the Bulgarian Black Sea coast.
Every year ca. 500 pairs of yellow-legged gulls breed on the cliffs of the islands St.John and St. Peter. This is the largest and probably the only remaining natural colony of this species in Bulgaria. Today after a visit of the area, the team of Natural-history museum Burgas is happy to announce that St. Ivan Island is now home to another colonial species.
On the cliffs several pairs of European Shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis) have built nests and some birds can now incubate the first eggs. Last year a message of one observed a nest of this species on the southern coast appeared in the local media, but without exact location. Today we know for sure, where will build the new colony of European Shag - a species highly vulnerable and endangered, included in the Red Book of Bulgaria.
We ask the residents and visitors of Sozopol, who decided to visit the island of St.John, not to disturb the birds. Please, do not drive them away from their new home.
The species is very rare and poses no threat to the local fishermen. In Bulgaria only about 150 pairs reproduce on the steep cliffs of Cape Shabla and Kaliakra.
The results of the 15th municipal contest "[url=http://www.burgasmuseums.bg/index.php?tab=ethno&lang=en&page=encyc&enc=rituals&pgno=3&eid=54]Martenitsa [/url]in the traditional Bulgarian culture" will be announced on 28 February.
The announcement will be followed by the opening of an exhibition with the most original martenitsas.
Organized by: Regional historical museum of Burgas, Municipality of Burgas and Municipal Children's Community Complex.
On 24, 25 and 26 February you are welcome in the Ethongraphic (Burgas ul.Slavyanska 69) and the Natural-history museum (Burgas ul.K.Fotinov 30) from 10:00 to 12:00 to create your own traditional martenitsas.
The optimal group consists of 10 children, participation is the price of a student ticket for the museum - 2.00 BGN. Everyone will be able to take the martenitsa, which was made.
In the Natural-history museum you are invited to choose the most suited mineral for your martenitsas, which will bring to its owner magical power and great joy.
You can come and created a martenitsa with mineral on the price of a ticket for the museum - 4 BGN, or come and select a ready one from our holiday shop on the price between 0,50 and 1 BGN.