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A stone with inscription from Nero's reign will be shown for the first time in Aquae calidae
Thursday, 01 Nov 2018 - Global

Epigraphic monument from Emperor Nero marks a turning point in the earlier scientific hypothesis for the beginning of the construction of the Roman baths in Aquae calidae. Until recently, it was assumed that the thermal complex was built by Emperor Trajan in the 2nd century AD, as other Roman bath complexes in the region were built at that time. After the discovery and reading of the inscription on the stone, the lower chronological boundary of the existence of the complex changed to the beginning of the second half of the 1st century and is illustrated by Nero's inscription of a bath. According to Nikolai Sharankov, the beginning of Aquae calidae is dated between 60 and 68 AD. The researcher assumes that it is possible that the bath was built around 61 AD when Nero built roads and road stations in the province of Thrace. Archaeological studies led by archaeologist Prof. Dimcho Momchilov reveal several structures from the middle of the 1st century AD. Among them is a marble basin. Five Steps from its eastern end are located just outside the entrance of Suleiman's Bath - today's museum. The greater part of this facility remains under the foundations of the Turkish bath.

The visitors of Aquae calidae Museum in November will be among the first to see the stone of Emperor Nero. So far, it has not been shown to a wide audience.

The Aquae calidae Museum will be open in November from 9:00 to 17:00 hours, no day off. The cost of visiting the museum is 4 BGN for a regular ticket, 2 BGN for students and pensioners and includes a 3D mapping projection.

The exposition is presented in partnership with the Regional historical museum of Burgas.

What is Via Pontica you will learn from the 3 November Museum Lecture
Wednesday, 31 Oct 2018 - Natural-History Museum

There is no citizen of Burgas who has not heard of Via Pontica. Some connect it to the Black Sea, others to the archaeological sites from the region. Most often, people think of the flock of birds that flew over the city every spring and autumn. Indeed Via Pontica is called the second largest bird migration route in Europe.

What are the species that fly over it, how many migrates, why do bird lovers from all over Europe visit our Black Sea coast? You will receive an answer to all these questions on 3 November at 11.30 in the Natural History Museum (30, K. Fotinov Str.) Where Assoc. Prof. Svetla Dalakchieva will hold the lecture Black Sea Migration Route.

The entrance fee is preferential - for adults it is 2 BGN and for students and pensioners - 1 BGN.

Burgas Museum displays the St. John theologian's reliquary on the 3rd of November in Kraimorie
Sunday, 28 Oct 2018 - Global

For the first time, the pilgrims will be able to view the St. John the Theologian's ampoule-reliquary, found on Foros peninsula. It will be exhibited for worship in the temple "St. Pimen Zografski ", Kraimorie, on his patron saint's day 3 November (Saturday).

This will initiate a campaign to raise funds to paint the interior of the church. It is organized by Initiative Committee, chaired by Prof. Dr. Sevdalina Tourmanova - Deputy Governor of Burgas Region.

To help the donation campaign, the Regional historical museum of Burgas organizes a presentation of the valuable exhibit. It was discovered by researchers team led by Milen Nikolov in 2014, during archaeological excavations of the only early Christian basilica in the Municipality of Burgas on the Foros peninsula on the territory of Kraimorie. The find is unique in the world. Similar are found in Ephesus, but they are made of clay while the ampoule of Foros is from lead. It dates back to the 6th century and is associated with the cult of St. John the Theologian. He was a beloved disciple of Jesus Christ who settled down at the command of his teacher at Ephesus, where he wrote the Apocalypse and ended his earthly journey. According to archaeologists, the Pilgrim of the Poros fortress has worshiped the tomb of St. John the Theologian in Ephesus, from where he brought the precious relic - an ampule of healing powder.

The ampulla-reliquary will be exhibited for worship along with a fragment of Christ's cross and the relics of the reverend Martyrs brought from Jerusalem. All donated funds on the day of the temple celebration on 3.11.2018 will be provided for the church painting campaign.

The donation account for the painting of temple "St. Pimen Zografski" is:
IBAN: BG91BUIN95611100616355
Alianz bank Bulgaria
Transfer reason: paining

The Burgas Museum is a co-organizer of a prestigious international forum in Veliko Tarnovo
Thursday, 25 Oct 2018 - Global

Regional historical museum Burgas is involved in the organization of the international scientific conference "Bulgaria, the Bulgarians and the World" in honour of the 60th anniversary of Professor Plamen Pavlov. The forum dedicated to the topic "Ruler, State and Church in the Medieval Balkans" will be held in Veliko Tarnovo. More than 100 leading scientists from 12 countries, including world-renowned historians and medieval academics such as Vasil Gyuzelev, Prof. Dmitry Polyvynynii from Russia, Prof. Miroslav Lescka from Poland, Prof. Patrick Lickac from the USA, etc, will take part in it.

The official opening of the conference "Bulgaria, the Bulgarians and the World" is on October 26 from 10.00 h. in the aula of Veliko Tarnovo University "St. St. Cyril and Methodius ", as Acad. Gyuzelev and Prof. Polivyanniy will take part in plenary papers. Discussions will then continue until October 28 in the halls of the Confucius Institute. Initiators of the forum are the Faculty of History and the Center for Media Studies with the financial support of the Science Fund at the Ministry of Education and Science, the Bulgarian Memory Foundation, the Veliko Tarnovo Municipality, the University of Veliko Turnovo, the Regional Museum of History in Burgas and others.

All reports and scientific proceedings that will be presented during the forum have a specific contribution not only to Bulgarian but also to Balkan history. According to the organizers, the title of the conference - "Bulgaria, the Bulgarians and the World" was not chosen by accident. He represents the wide scope of Professor Pavlov's scientific interests and his extremely important role in the Bulgarian communities abroad. The thematic title around which the reports concentrate best reflects Professor Pavlov's direct research, adds Prof. Kanev - the interim dean of the Faculty of History at Veliko Tarnovo University.

What are the poisonous snakes in Bulgaria, learn at the Natural History Museum this Saturday
Wednesday, 24 Oct 2018 - Natural-History Museum

The educational program of RHM-Burgas continues this Saturday, October 27, with the lecture "The Poisonous Snakes in Bulgaria". Author is the biologist-curator Bozhana Ribarova.

A popular fact is that in Bulgaria most snakes are not poisonous. The topic of the lecture is precisely the few poisonous species that we can encounter in nature, and only during the warm months of the year. Two of the species - steppe viper and aspida, are even considered to have disappeared from the territory of the country and have not been seen for many years. Biologists emphasize that the snake would not attack a man if not irritated, and advise them to be overlooked. It is good for people to wear appropriate shoes and socks when walking around nature, and be careful not to stand up on the reptile accidentally while it lays on the sun.

The lectures in the renovated Natural History Museum in Burgas (30, K. Fotinov St.) are every Saturday at 11.30 h. The entrance fee is preferential - for adults 2 BGN and for students and pensioners - 1 BGN.

The museum lecture this week will tell about the Thracian sanctuary on Mount Shiloto
Wednesday, 17 Oct 2018 - Archeological Museum

For the view revealed from the height of this sanctuary, its defiled holiness, the controversial values of the modern world, you will learn from the lecture "The Thracian sanctuary on Mount Shiloto", organized by the Regional History Museum of Burgas, which will be presented to you by the archaeologist Konstantin Gospodinov.

The lecture is starting at 11:30 this Saturday - 20.10.2018 in the hall of the Natural History Museum (Burgas, 30, K. Fotinov St.). The entrance fee is preferential - for adults is 2 and for students and pensioners - BGN 1.

The museum lecture on October 13 in Burgas: "Dimitrovden - Forgotten Traditions"
Thursday, 11 Oct 2018 - Ethnographical Museum

The educational program of RHM-Burgas "Explore Burgas and Burgas region" continues acc. to the new schedule, this Saturday, October 13, with a lecture on one of the biggest autumn holidays - Dimitroven . The lecturer will be the chief curator of the Ethnographic exposition Plamena Kirova.

The golden exhibitions will remain at the Archaeological Museum in Burgas until November 1st
Thursday, 04 Oct 2018 - Archeological Museum

Regional historical museum Burgas invites all teachers and students from Burgas Province to visit the guest exhibitions "The oldest gold in Europe - the treasures of the Varna Chalcolithic necropolis", "The golden treasure from Panagyurishte" and "The Mask of the Thracian king Theres".
They will remain in the Treasure Hall of the Archaeological Museum (address: Burgas, 21 Al. Bogoridi Str.) until 01.11.2018.

In addition to seeing and learning more about some of the most treasured treasures remaining from the Thracian civilization, students will be presented with the online game "The Thracians" created by the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Through it the students acquire knowledge about the culture of the ancient Thracians.
Group request phone number: 056 84 35 41
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The museum lecture this Saturday is on the topic "BEAUTIFUL ... AS THE ICON"
Tuesday, 02 Oct 2018 - Global

The beginnings of the winter season in RHM Burgas start with new lectures from its educational program. The lectures will be held with a different time and place than the previous season. The new schedule starts this Saturday (October 6th) at 11.30 h. in the hall of the Natural History Museum (Burgas, 30 K. Fotinov Str.) and the first lecture is with the curious title "Beautiful ... as an icon ".

The entrance fee for the lectures is preferential. The price for adults is 2 BGN and for students and pensioners - 1 BGN.

The tendencies in the digitization of cultural and scientific heritage major subject of a three-day forum in Burgas
Thursday, 27 Sep 2018 - Global

Serious games, digitization in help of the creative tourism sector and free access to scientific research are the highlights of the 8th International Conference on Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage - DiPP2018. It will be held from 27th to 29th of September in "Georgi Baev" Hall of Cultural Center Sea Casino.

The conference is organized by the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in collaboration with Regional Academic Center and Regional historical museum - Burgas. Official guests at the opening were Deputy Burgas District Governor Prof. Sevdalina Turmanova, together with the deputy mayors of the Burgas Municipality - Yordanka Ananieva and Ruska Boyadzhieva, the directors of the Burgas cultural institutes and the state archive.

Within three conference days, scientists from 6 countries will present in 27 reports innovative results, research projects and applications in the field of digitization, documentation, archiving, visualization and preservation of cultural and scientific heritage.
During the scientific forum, trends will be presented in the development of the so-called "serious games" that help students learn the historical material from their textbooks in a fun way. Thracian Architecture Professor Malvin Ruseva will present a game "The Thracians", which was developed under the National Program for the Study and Presentation of the Thracian monuments. The game is tested among 3rd, 4th and 7th grade students in Sofia schools and will be demonstrated during the European Night of Researchers at CC "Sea Casino".

The game is accessible from

The new generations live in another information world full of virtuality, the conference organizers say. "In order to reach the young and to attract them to the Bulgarian culture and history, we have undertook several game developments using added reality. They present the Thracian civilization and the period of the Liberation of Bulgaria. We are also keen to create a "serious" game for the cultural heritage of the Burgas region and above all the archaeological site Aquae Calidae, which is a kind of a "well" of the time "- Prof. Radoslav Pavlov said.

Within DiPP2018, an information day was organized to ensure free access to research. Its organizer is Prof. Petar Stanchev from IMI BAS.
"Research and their results should be in the benefit of our society and their importance to reach all citizens - from students to entrepreneurs, companies and institutions," added Deputy Governor Prof. Sevdalina Tourmanova, who represents the regional unit of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in Burgas.

The Forum is held under the patronage of UNESCO and is part of the European Heritage Days and European Night of Researchers - 28.09.2018. On Friday at 17:00, as a part of the conference will be demonstrated:
• Three-dimensional interactive presentations of historically-related significant complexes, bearers of the Eastern Orthodox culture and art from the Renaissance: church and monastery complexes - architecture, frescoes, iconography;
• Mobile application BOOK @ HAND BIDL for Bulgarian icons;
• Experimental web-based game application for interactive presentation and study of Thracian civilization and culture.
Participants in the research are scientists from the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and the Research Institute of Automation and Computing (MTA SZTAKI) at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

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