Regional Historical Museum - Burgas will participate in the thematic weekend organized by the Municipality of Burgas, dedicated to Strandzha. Highlights of the exhibitions will be shown under the motto: "Nature, traditions, customs and cultural heritage of Strandzha."
The Archaeological Exposition at 21 Bogoridi Blvd. shows unique artifacts, some of which researchers have found in sites studied on the territory of Strandzha. Next to the museum building is exhibited a dolmen from the village of Belevren - a model representing the megalithic culture of the Thracian tribes in the II - I millennium BC. Also on display are elements of ancient metallurgy, finds from the Coastal Strandzha, coins, various interesting objects found in the Roman colony Deultum, which is located at the foot of the mountain. One of the most interesting exhibits related to Strandzha and exhibited in the Archaeological Museum are the tombstones of the Bimbalovi family from the village of Fakia. Stefan Karadja is considered a descendant of this famous family.
In the Ethnographic Exposition at 69 Slavyanska Street you can see an exhibition of RIM - Burgas, dedicated to firefighting and watch a film dedicated to the games in the fire. The production was shot in 1965 and is at the Boyana Film Studio. It presents authentic footage from the traditional rituals held in the fire-fighting village of Bulgari. The exposition presents Strandzha costumes, mummer's costume, jewelry and household items.
The natural science exposition at 30 Fotinov Street shows the nature in Strandzha. In it you can see many of the most interesting representatives of the fauna - mammals, birds, insects and coastal inhabitants of the sea depths. Visitors will also learn interesting details about their lives. Photographs and herbariums show the plants, most of which are difficult to find and identify in nature by a layman. The collection of minerals gives a detailed idea of the riches of the beautiful Bulgarian mountains.
The working hours of the Archaeological, Ethnographic and Natural Science Exposition are from 10.00 to 19.00. The prices of the entrance tickets are: for adults - 5 BGN, pupils, students and pensioners - 2 BGN, children up to 7 years - free visit.
A collection of seven new bronze figures of a Thracian horseman is exhibited in the hall of the Archaeological Museum in Burgas. The finds are from the II - III century. The figures are thematically related and are parts of compositions composed of three elements - the rider and the horse stepped on a foundation. The foundation, on the one hand, enhances the significance of the presented scene, but on the other hand, it functionally keeps the figures upright. Once upon a time, the old masters soldered the elements of the figurines together with the help of tin with impurities. Time has a destructive effect on the tin and the compositions have separated. That is why the parts usually reach us individually and very rarely a complete composition can be found. For the purpose of exposition and for visual presentation of the three parts, in one of the figures they are collected from different compositions.
One of the objects was discovered during the archeological excavations of the Rusokastro fortress in 2019. Five of the figures have been donated to the museum after a donation from Hachik Papazyan. One of the valuable objects, the one with the most precise workmanship, was discovered in Pomorie in 1970.
The artifacts were restored by Silvia Borisova - a restorer in RIM-Burgas. They will be part of the permanent exposition of the Archaeological Museum.
The Burgas museum will join the upcoming retro weekend, 3-5 July. To go back in time, we have prepared for you interesting experiences in the Ethnographic Exhibition at 69 Slavyanska Street in the seaside town. During both days you will have the opportunity to see what a room in a former Burgas house looked like, you will be able to learn more about Burgas women from the last century, you will have the opportunity to wear a dress from the beginning of the XX century and take pictures with it.
The fee for a photo with a retro dress is BGN 10.00.
Enyovden's wreath welcomes today the visitors of the Ethnographic Museum in Burgas. Anyone who wishes can go through the hoop of flowers and herbs for health, luck and well-being.
If you want to learn more about the customs associated with Midsummer's Day - the magical holiday of the summer sun, dew and herbs, you can see and hear the virtual lecture dedicated to the holiday. It was prepared by Rositsa Topalova, curator at RIM-Burgas and published on the Facebook page of the cultural institution .
The new book "Secrets of Cape Emine" by Prof. Dr. Ivan Hristov will be presented in Burgas on 25.06.2020, Thursday, from 17.30 h., in the hall "Georgi Baev" in the Cultural Center "Sea Casino". The edition will be shown for the first time to a wide audience in the seaside town. It publishes some of the results of archaeological excavations in the land of the village of Emona, Nessebar Municipality in the period 2017 - 2019 and analyzes the preserved written information about the history of the settlement. A detailed description of the results of the research of the late antique and medieval fortress, which once stood on the Black Sea cape Emine, is offered. An overview of the preserved sources for the ancient history of the region is also presented.
Emphasis is placed on the description of all localized archaeological monuments in the land of the village of Emona and the contact area with other settlements near the Black Sea coast. With this study the author has tried to fill the so-called "white spot" in the archaeological map of part of the Western Pontus - the area between Sveti Vlas in the east-northeast to Cape Kochan - Herculente Fortress and from the Black Sea coast north to the road route. through the Pomorie Pass (Emen Pass). By the term "white spot" the author means a territory that has remained poorly and unsystematically studied by archaeologists and historians. The lack of systematic research is evident in the periods of long ignorance of the territory by researchers, given the presence of an active military zone in the village of Emona, relatively difficult terrain for crawling and the impossibility of conducting archaeological excavations at Cape Emine until spring 2019. The publication analyzes the mechanisms and causes of area loss in the area of Cape Emine as a result of processes of gravitational deformation. The analysis was performed by Dr. Stefan Velev - Scientific Secretary of the Bulgarian Antarctic Institute. The summarized information fits into the strategy for an interdisciplinary approach in revealing the many mysteries that the area of the village of Emona offers to researchers of different specialties. The director of the Regional Historical Museum - Burgas, Dr. Milen Nikolov, also participates in the research of the area around Emona and Cape Emine.
Prof. Dr. Ivan Hristov Hristov is a Bulgarian historian and archaeologist. Deputy Director of the National History Museum since 2007. Author of numerous scientific publications related to the study and preservation of the World Cultural Heritage. In 2011, after a long break, Prof. Dr. Hristov restored underwater archaeological research in the waters of Sozopol, Vromos Bay, St. Thomas et al. He participated in the construction of the exposition of the museum "St. Nikola ”in the town of Chernomorets and the construction of the permanent exposition of the Historical Museum - Primorsko. Participant in a working group for organizing an international exhibition of Thracian exhibits at the Louvre Museum, France. Works on changes in the Cultural Heritage Act.
Over the years, Prof. Hristov has participated in the promotion of Bulgarian cultural heritage as a screenwriter of popular science films. He is the leader of many archeological excavations, including the sanctuaries Belintash in the Rhodopes, the Odrysian royal residence on Kozi Gramadi peak in Sredna Gora, Chetinyova Mogila near the village of Starosel, Hissar, the fortresses of Accra and Chrysosotira near Chernomorets, the underwater site in Vromos Bay, underwater research in the waters of Sozopol and St. Thomas Island, the fortress on the Atia Peninsula, the sanctuary of Zeus and Hera on Kozi Gramadi peak, the sanctuary of the Thracian horseman near the village of Leshnitsa, Lovech region, the Lion's Head near Primorsko, the Hellenistic fortress in Farmakida area and others.
Archaeological excavations of the Thracian sanctuary in the Burgas complex "Izgrev", which are conducted by the Regional Historical Museum - Burgas continue. New interesting finds have been found, the detailed research of which is yet to come, announced the scientific director of the archeological site, assistant Miroslav Klasnakov. He informed that twelve of the twenty-five ritual pits that had been discovered at the site had already been explored. Among the newly discovered artifacts are ceramic vessels, fragments of amphorae, fragments of bronze fibulae, a knife blade and an urn, which is already in the process of restoration.
Thracian pit sanctuary is from the 5th-4th century BC. Rescue archeological excavations at the site started in May in the area of a construction site for the construction of a future residential building.
From June 16, three of the expositions of the Regional Historical Museum - Burgas - Archaeological, Ethnographic and Natural History, will work without a day off.
On 14.06 / Sunday / all expositions of RHM - Burgas are planned to work overtime from 9.00 to 17.00.
From 01.07.2020 it is envisaged that the Archaeological, Ethnographic and Natural History Museum in the seaside town will be open to visitors every day, from Monday to Sunday inclusive, without a day off, with extended working hours from 10.00 to 19.00. The planned transition to a continuous working week will also apply if no restrictive measures are imposed.
In July, the Historical Museum will be open from Tuesday to Saturday inclusive, from 9.00 to 17.00.
A newly discovered archeological site was shown today during a press conference in the Burgas complex "Izgrev". It is a Thracian pit sanctuary from the 5th to the 4th century BC.
Rescue archeological excavations at the site started on May 26, 2020 in the area of a construction site for the construction of a future residential building with an area of 877 m2 on N. Petkov Blvd. The terrain is 7-8 m above sea level. It is interrupted by modern drainage communication, which to some extent complicates the study. At present, 14 ritual pits are under investigation and at least ten more are located. At the level of initial registration they have dimensions from 1.10 to 2.50 m. In depth they expand - the so-called. "Bell-shaped" or "pear-shaped" pits. Their depth from the level of detection to the bottom reaches 0.80-0.90 m. The found materials are: fragments of ceramic vessels, made by hand and on a potter's wheel - bowls, bowls and amphorae. There are human and animal bones in the pits, as well as coals. No metal finds have been found at this stage. For the pits there are indications that they are accumulated on levels with burnt coating.
"Almost 80% of the pottery found at the site is handmade and is certainly the work of local residents - Thracian tribal communities. At this stage, the dating of the discovered materials indicates V-IV century BC. Probably the fragments of amphorae will expand the chronology to the 3rd century BC ", commented the scientific director of the archeological excavations, assistant Miroslav Klasnakov from the Regional Historical Museum - Burgas.
He also said that the history of the Burgas complex is quite interesting, and the archeology - rich and diverse.
"Many individual and collective archeological finds are known from here. As early as 1925, the prominent Bulgarian prehistorian V. Mikov published materials from the late Neolithic (the second half of the 6th millennium BC), discovered during the so-called "Sweet canal" near the village of Atanasovo. These findings are also included in the capital work of the American anthropologist from Harvard University J. A goal issued in 1948 in the USA ", explained Klasnakov.
The archaeologist informed that in RIM-Burgas are stored fragments of ceramic vessels, various ceramic and stone finds, an amphora, a fragment of a marble statuette found on the territory of the complex. There is also data on stock, coins, etc. A collective coin find of Central European and Turkish coins dating from the 15th-18th centuries has been published.
"The inscription of Apollonius, son of Eptaykent (later adopted by Gaius Julius Apollonius), strategist of the Thracian king Remetalk II, dating from the beginning of the 1st century, is extremely important. All these materials cover a large chronological section from late prehistory to the Renaissance. ", Said Klasnakov.
The press conference was attended by Deputy. the mayor of Burgas Diana Savateva, the press secretary of the OD of the Ministry of Interior - Burgas Tsvetelina Randeva and Georgi Kuzmanov - contractor of the construction site, on the territory of which the Thracian ritual complex is located.
Certificates of appreciation for civil valor were presented on behalf of the OD of the Ministry of Interior and by RIM - Burgas to the journalist Galina Teneva, who signaled the presence of the remains of ceramic vessels at the site of the archaeological site.
Archaeological excavations at the Izgrev complex are being made for the first time, almost 100 years after the publication of the first information about antiquities discovered here.