February 14 is known as a feast of wine and love. People honour the Christian saints Trifon Zarezan and Valentine. It is a little known, however, that on this day the Bulgarian archaeologists celebrate their professional feast. The celebration at thit date began in 1971 upon the initiative of the Archaeological Institute and Museum of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (now the National Archaeological Institute with a Museum at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences).
On the occasion of the Archaeologist's Day, the Burgas Archaeological Museum has prepared an interesting exhibition combining the tradition of wine, the love for it and the archaeological science.
The exhibition "From the Mysteries of the Wine or How to Drink it in Ancient Greece and Thrace" illustrates the path of the vine - from its appearance, the mysterious practices and iconography of the god of reviving and dying nature, wine, viticulture the joy, Dionysus and his congregation, the symposium or the art of turning the stranger into his friend, the Thracians and the wine - passion, knowledge, communication with the gods ... and the Wine Route.
The exhibition will be opened on 15th February (Thursday) at 17:00, in the Archaeological Exposition of RHM-Burgas (21 Bogoridi Street).
The series of public lectures for February from the educational program of RHM Burgas continues with introduction to some of the threatened species of plants and animals included in the new edition of the Red Data Book of Bulgaria. The author of the lecture is Assoc. Prof. Svetla Dalakchieva, Head of the Natural History Exposition in Burgas.
The exhibition "Lightdrawlers from Shumen" by Regional historical museum Shumen can be seen by the citizens and guests of Burgas in the hall of the Ethnographic Exhibition (69 Slavyanska Str.) from 02 February 2018. It follows the development of photographic art from the end of the 19th until the middle of the 20th century. The exhibition presents materials related to the photographic work and the famous family Markarayan from Shumen, who played extremely valuable role for its development in Bulgaria.
Among the exhibits are original flame photocopiers, magnesia flashes, photographic printing press, roll presses, various cameras, master testimonies, etc.
On 30 January 2018, after a long illness, Prof. Ivan Karaiotov left this world. This loss to the Burgas public, to the national and world archaeological science is really great. Prof. Karayotov devoted his entire conscious life to a cause - the ancient history of Burgas and the Burgas region.
The last public lecture for January from the educational program of RHM Burgas "Explore Burgas and Bourgas region" will present the European influence in the development of Burgas at the beginning of the 20th century. The author of the lecture is the main curator of the Historical Exposition Ivanka Deleva.
The lecture "European influence in Burgas in the early 20th century" will begin at 16.00 h. on January 29, Friday, at the Exhibition Hall of the Historical Museum in Burgas (31 Lermontov Street - entrance from Georgi Kirkov Street).
Strandzha - the mysterious, the unknown, the different ... It is impossible to be told and shown everything about the mysterious mountain. The Burgas Museum chose ethnographic perspective for the second lecture of its new educational program "Learn more about Burgas and Burgas region". The lecture will present the different ethnographic groups inhabiting the mountain, their authentic costumes, rituals and customs, the distinction of the Strandzhan people and why exactly the ancient traditions have been preserved for such a long time.
The lecture with presentation by Rositsa Topalova will take place on January 19, Friday, at 16.00 hours in the Exhibition Hall of the Historical Museum in Burgas (31, Lermontov Str.).
In the first public lecture of the educational program of Burgas museum "Explore Burgas and the region" will be presented interesting facts about the flora of Strandzha. The mountain and its adjoining Black Sea coastline are among the most interesting floristic areas of Bulgaria.
The total number of plant species in Strandzha Mountain is about 1670 - over 44% of the species of higher plants in Bulgaria. Natural forest vegetation is well preserved and unparalleled in the country.
Many other little known facts about the wild vegetation of Strandja will be presented on January 12, Friday at 16:00 h. in the Exhibition Hall of the Historical Museum in Burgas (31 Lermontov st.).