The excavations at Fortress Rusokastro revealed three silver Venetian coins in very good condition. These are coins known as "matapan". Two of them were minted during the management of the Venetian doges, Raniero Zeno (1252 - 1268) and Giovanni Soranto (1312 - 1328). The third coin is lined, which makes it difficult to determine its exact dating.
On one side of the coins is depicted Jesus Christ sitting on a throne and on the other - St. Mark, the patron saint of Venice, together a Venetian Doge holding a long-handled flag.
The coins were discovered during the study of a monumental building with yet unclear function, which was located during the current archeological season in Rusokastro. Currently, the valuable coins are being cleaned in a restoration workshop.
The excavations of the medieval town of Rusokastro are managed by Regional historical museum Burgas, and are financed for a consecutive year by the Municipality of Kameno and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria.
Researchers at the Rusokastro fortress have discovered a rare find at the very beginning of the archaeological season this summer. During the excavation of the monumental building with stone pillars in the castle, a small statuette was found depicting horse moving forwards. The right foot is raised, folded in the knee, and the head is curved to the right. Brace, head and body of the horse are extremely exquisitely shaped. The back legs and part of the tail are broken.
The statuette is cast and exquisitely well crafted. It has a length of 5 and a height of 4.8 cm. Similar finds date back to the 2nd-3rd century AD - the period of the Roman epoch. It represents a gift left in shrines and temples. The find of Rusokastro shows that there is a sanctuary from the Roman times in the immediate vicinity of the fortress, which is yet to be sought.
The excavations of the Rusokastro fortress are conducted by a team of the Regional historical museum Burgas and have been funded by the Municipality of Kameno and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria.
Educational Tutorials "Traditional calendar for maidens and bachelors" will help the children from the first to the fourth grade get acquainted with some of the most beloved Bulgarian customs in the form of role games, developed in partnership with the Regional Museum of History - Burgas and School "Bishop Konstantin Preslavsky "- Burgas under project funded by the Ministry of Culture.
As a result of the collaboration between ethnographers and educators, two printed editions were created with an electronic version for the teacher and for the student, in which information about three folk customs - Kukerovden, Lazarus and Christmas was presented. The aim is to support the activities of the pedagogues in the initial stage of education when introducing the children to the Bulgarian holiday calendar.
In connection with the festival "Summer Boulevart" and open stage on the main street "Bogoridi", the Archaeological museum will be opened with a change of working hours - from 12:00 to 21:00 h. on 4, 5 and 6 July 2019.
The opening hours of the other three museums remain unchanged from 10:00 to 19:00 h.
On June 25 (Tuesday)there will no charge for 10 emblematic tourist sites in Burgas Municipality. Aviomuseum Burgas, "Petya Dubarova" House Museum, St. Anastasia Museum, the four expositions of the Regional Historical Museum of Burgas - Historical, Ethnographic, Archaeological and Natural History, Aquae Calide Tourist Complex, Cultural Center Sea Casino and Burgas Art Gallery" Petko Zadgorski". Anyone wishing to visit the attractions can find more information about the working hours and the exact addresses on the site of GotoBurgas.
The group for authentic folklore "Faikiiski byalki" from the village of Fakia will present the folk custom Enyova bulya and original maiden, bridal and adult costumes from Strandzha.
You are welcome to join the live reconstruction of the custom and pass through the Enyo's wreath for health on June 24 (Monday) at 11:00 h. in the yard of the Ethnographic Museum in Burgas(69 Slavyanska str., Behind St. Cyril and Methodius Church).
The exhibition "Fishes and Fisheries on the Southern Black Sea Coast" will offer its visitors an attractive virtual experience "in the open sea". Using VR glasses, you can travel a fishing boat, picking up any wave that crashes into its body. The experience approaches 100% to real fishing with added effects - sunshine, clouds, storms and sounds.
The exhibition will be open on Thursday, June 20th at the Cultural Center "Sea Casino", Al. Kodzhakafaliata Hall, and literally "dives" everyone present in the depths of the Black Sea. In it you will see unmarked artifacts from the marine history of the southern coast - fish dishes, fish baking trays from the 4th century BC, silver coins, fish models from the 3th century BC, fishing gear - nets, hooks, lots, rakes, etc., lead poles, a compass, a sea bell, and models of ships sailing in the Black Sea.
The highlights of the exhibition are reconstructed lead-wood anchor from the 5th to 6th centuries BC, the only known stone stove from a ship and golden fish images. Information boards will tell about all fish species in our sea for 10,000 years. Here you will get acquainted with the most interesting moments of the development of fishing - "Burgas bay on the way of fish passages", "Fishing in the bay through the centuries", "Fishing from Nessebar to Sozopol during the Renaissance", "Livelihood to industrial fishing" "The fish market in Burgas". Visitors will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the period "State Fisheries - the Beginning", as well as with the history of the Black Sea and the Sea Fishing. All this together with curious documents, sea legends and pictures will visualize the whole history of fishing on all shores of the southern Black Sea coast.
The exhibition "Fishes and Fisheries on the Southern Black Sea Coast" is organized by the Municipality of Burgas, the Regional Historical Museum of Burgas, the Historical Museum - Sozopol and the Anchovy Museum - Ahtopol.
The exhibition "GUTENBERG AND THE WORLD WORLD" will be opened at 16:00 on June 14 - Friday at the Burgas Museum of History. In a short lecture, her authors will tell the audience of Burgas about the beginning of the printing process both in Europe and Bulgaria.
"Gutenberg and the Slavic World" is the result of the joint efforts of the Center for Slavonic-Byzantine Studies "Prof. Ivan Dujchev "at Sofia University" St. Kliment Ohridski "Foundation, Elena and Ivan Dujchevi Foundation and the State Cultural Institute at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria. Dedicated to one of the great human discoveries - the invention of the book-printing machine 560 years ago by Johann Guttenberg and his significance for the Slavic world.
Nearly 9,000 visitors welcomed the expositions of the Burgas Museum and the Art Gallery during the European Museum Night - May 18th. The citizens of Burgas were in a long queue, reaching the intersection of Bogoridi and Fotinov streets, to see the exhibitions "The memory of Great Bulgaria" and "The Thracian gold treasure of Valchitron" in the "Treasure Hall" of the Archaeological Museum. For all who want to see them again or couldn't to enter in the Night of the Museums, the treasures will remain in Burgas to the end of September this year.
Due to the interest in restoration demonstrations, the Burgas Museum will organize a special day in which visitors will be able to learn more about this part of the work with exhibits. An embroidery course will be part of the accompanying program of the exhibition "You will recognize them by the embroidery" during the summer season at the Ethnographic Museum.
On Saturday night, the Historical Museum collected funds for the restoration of two icons. Hours before the start of the event, Stoyan Karanenov from Bulgarien Direct Reisen - Hotel Primoretz, declared his desire to donate funds for the restoration of the icon of St. Dimitar. It is one of the eight icons in need of urgent restoration and conservation in the collection of RHM-Burgas. The fundraising campaign continues and anyone willing to donate can get additional information by calling 00359 56 841 815.
From June 1st, the four expositions of the Regional historical museum - Burgas will be open with summer working time - every day from 10:00 to 19:00.
The exhibition "The memory of Great Bulgaria" will be displayed in the "Treasure Hall" of the Burgas Archaeological Museum (21, A. Bogoridi Street) for the second time due to the great interest of the visitors. It presents the most impressive items of khan Kubrat's treasure from Malaya Pereşchepina - the golden rings with his name, staff, golden goblets and jugs, golden rhyton etc. They are the only museum copies of the originals that are stored in the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg.
The exhibits are owned by the National Museum of History in Sofia and are made especially for the local audience to get closer to the history of the Proto-Bulgarians. The treasure of Khan Kubrat is the largest early medieval treasure ever discovered in Europe. It is composed of gold and silver objects with a total weight of 76 kg, which eloquently illustrate the exceptional economic power of Khan Kubrat, known in the historical science as the "Great Bulgaria".
The Night of Museums in Burgas - May 18, Saturday, will start at 18:00 from the Archaeological Museum. The four expositions of RHM-Burgas have prepared a rich program with demonstrations and entertainment. The children from School "Alexander Georgiev - Kodjakafaliyata" prepared a surprise for the visitors of the Natural History museum. They will give out small models of different species of animals and plants accompanied by special QR codes. This way, every visitor can learn more about his lucky animal by scanning it with his mobile device.