Regional History Museum Burgas will participate in "Father's Day 2016" - part of the national campaign "Being a father" of ten Bulgarian NGOs, united to promote the active participation of men in child care.
According to the authors of the campaign from Parents Association, men have great importance for the development of children, and if this relationship is strong, it impacts positively on both - men and their families. "Being a father" is part of a campaign for paternal care called MenCare, which is implemented in nearly 35 countries on five continents. Within it there are two major annual events - the International Father's Day on the third Sunday of June, which this year is 19.06, and the Father's Week during the second week of November.
Committed to the campaign and to encourage Bulgarian fathers to spend more time with their children, on 19.06.2016 (Sunday), the expositions of Burgas Museum - Archaeological, Historical and Ethnographic will work with 50% discount on tickets for visit of fathers with children. This means that for children over 7 years the ticket will be 1 BGN and for the father - 2.5 BGN, children under 7 years - free of charge.
A team of archaeologists from Regional Historical Museum Burgas renewed excavations of the fortress Poros near Kraimorie, Burgas. They are held for the fourth consecutive year by the director of RHM Burgas - Milen Nikolov and his deputy head of the project - Dorothea Gyurdzhiyska.
This summer they survey the territory east of the Roman villa on the beach in the northwestern part of the peninsula Foros. The remains of the luxury building were discovered in 2013 as part of the huge archaeological complex of Poros fortress. It includes a fortress wall, residential quarters, administrative and port buildings, Episcopal basilica and necropolis.
Already in the first days of renewed study many late-antiquity objects were found, including coins, fragments of pottery and jewellery. During this season the archaeologists hope to locate more buildings of the fortress. This will help mark the historical processes in this part of the modern municipality of Burgas.
In 2016, the archaeological studies are financed again by Foros Development AD and Municipality Burgas.
Project of Regional Historical Museum Burgas won state subsidy for regular archaeological excavations of the fortress Rusokastro in 2016. The financial support from the Ministry of Culture is 5000 BGN. It is added to the funding of 33 000 BGN provided by Kameno Municipality. The aim is to survey the citadel of the fortress and then to proceed to restoration works of detected structures.
For the first time this year the funding for archaeological research comes from the budget of Kameno municipality that wishes to turn the site into an attractive tourist destination.
The archaeological works will be carried out by a team of RHM Burgas with Head of Research Milen Nikolov, deputy - Dorothea Gyurdzhiyska and consultant prof. Konstantin Totev - known as the head of archaeological studies in Trapezitza - the iconic fortress in Veliko Tarnovo.
Since 2006, RHM Burgas systematically explore Rusokastro fortress, which located on 2 km from the village of the same name in municipality Kameno. In result the specialists revealed the largest fortress in present-day southeastern Bulgaria, with an area of 50 dka, fortified with double walls and citadel.
The latest exposition of Burgas Museum - "Wall of letters" was joined by an unusual object from the ancient history of the people who inhabited the lands of present-day Burgas - a small ceramic prism with signs on all four sides. It was found in 2008 during an archaeological survey of Settlement mound Burgas and dates back to the Early Chalcolithic (4900 / 4850-4600 / 4550 BC). Archaeologists believe that 7000 years ago when ancient people baked the clay object they left on it own signs over all four walls. The resulting incisions were inlaid with white paste.
This is the third discovery of this kind - ceramic prism with "proto-writing" found in the territory of municipality Burgas. These artifacts can be compared with known votive tiles from the village of Gradeshnitsa (Vratsa Region) and Karanovo village, which even today arise enormous interest in scientists - historians and linguistics.
Hardly ever, modern science will "read" the information, which is "stored" on these objects, commented archaeologists. According to them, the more important thing is that even in the V millennium BC, on the southern Bulgarian Black Sea coast lived agricultural and stockbreeding tribes who had a clear sense to "record" information and try to transmit it to future generations.
Today, two of these exceptional finds are exhibited in the expositions of RHM Burgas - one in hall "Prehistory" of the Archaeological Museum (21 Bogoridi St.) and the other - in the Historical Museum (31 Lermontov St.).
The archaeologists gave start to the new archaeological season in the late antiquity and medieval town Aquae Calidae - Thermopolis in the Burgas neighborhood Vetren. This monday - June 6 is the first day of this summer archaeological excavations of the bathing complex remains on more than 20 centuries.
For two months a team of archaeologists, led by Assoc. Prof. Dimtcho Momtchilov and his deputy head of research Miroslav Klasnakov will survey the area east of the newly restored bath of Suleiman the Magnificent. The study of cultural layers in this area began in 2015. After studying in depth, the territory will be released for restoration and conservation in conjunction with the intention to create a museum space that will be part of the tourist complex "Aquae Khalid."
The excavations are organized by the Regional Historical Museum Burgas and financed from the budget of Municipality Burgas.
The expositions of Regional Historical Museum Burgas will switch to summer working time from June 1 (Wednesday). Until September 30 they will be open every day from 10:00 to 19:00 without a break.
Only the Natural History Museum (Burgas, 30 K. Fotinov St.) will remain closed until the end of the year due to renovation activities.
Two gold rings from the XIV century will be exhibited from June 1, 2016 in the exposition of tourist complex "Aquae Calidae". The unique artifacts were found during cleaning of the mineral spring in the Burgas district Vetren during 1910-1911. They represent 23-carat gold ring-stamps with which their owners - aristocrats from the highest ranks in Byzantium and the Bulgarian kingdom were stamping their correspondence. These elite findings are evidence of the life-dynamic and importance of Aquae Calidae Thermopolis during the Middle Ages.
The Archaeological Museum in Burgas offers visitors to mint themselves a coin using the ancient method for it with a special matrix, hammer and anvil.
Handmade coin is an original souvenir which approximates closest to the coins minted by the ancient Romans. On the heads (obverse) is the Roman emperor Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D), who for 13 years in the ancient city of Aquae Calidae he organized games dedicated to the Three nymphs - guardians of the mineral springs, whose image can be seen on the reverse of the coin.
For the convenience of tourists every coin minted in the Archaeological Museum (Burgas, ul. Bogoridi 21), is accompanied by a certificate in which the museum specialists enter the name of the coin master. It ensures that the souvenir does not represent a cultural monument and can be exported outside Bulgaria.
On 21 May Regional Historical Museum Burgas participated this year once again in the European Night of Museums with a rich program including the opening of three visiting exhibitions - "The Treasure of Khan Kubrat from Malaya Pereshchepina" and "The Lukovit treasure" in the Archaeological Museum and "How the wood comes to life" at the Ethnographic Museum.
The Historical Museum was presented their newest permanent exhibition "Wall of letters. Written signs from the Antiquity."
So far the Burgas museums were never honored by so many visitors on their holiday. In this year's Night of Museums the three expositions of Burgas Museum welcomed almost 6700 people. For comparison, in 2015, with opened four exhibitions, the visitors were just over 8,000.