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The Burgas Museum with summer working hours
Saturday, 04 Jul 2020 - Global

The expositions of the Burgas Museum will switch to summer working hours:
The Archaeological, Ethnographic and Natural-history will be open every day from 10:00 to 19:00.

The Historical exposition will continue to work from 9:00 to 17:00, Tuesday to Saturday (Sundays and Mondays closed).

The museum management from 9:00 to 17:00 from Monday to Friday.

Retro photos are waiting for you at the Ethnographic Museum in Burgas
Tuesday, 30 Jun 2020 - Ethnographical 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 the visitors of the Ethnographic Museum in Burgas
Wednesday, 24 Jun 2020 - Ethnographical Museum

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 .

A new book presents the secrets of Cape Emine in Burgas
Monday, 22 Jun 2020 - Archeological Museum

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 housing district "Izgrev" continue
Friday, 19 Jun 2020 - Archeological Museum

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.

Here is how the Burgas museums will work during the summer season
Friday, 12 Jun 2020 - Global

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 new archeological site was discovered in Burgas
Wednesday, 10 Jun 2020 - Archeological Museum

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.

Invitation to pressconference
Tuesday, 09 Jun 2020 - Archeological Museum

The Burgas Opera with a unique concert in the yard of the Ethnographic Museum
Sunday, 07 Jun 2020 - Ethnographical Museum

The most cozy green corner in the center of Burgas will be the scene of an ethno concert with songs by Bulgarian composers. The music event will start exactly at 19:30 on June 13 in the yard of the Ethnographic Museum behind the church of St. St. Cyril and Methodius.
The unique event is a collaboration between two cultural institutions in the seaside town - Regional historical museum - Burgas and Burgas State Opera. It is part of the entertainment program in the first thematic weekend for Summer '2020 in Burgas June 12-14.

Tickets can be purchased at the box office of Opera Burgas. Hurry, capacity is limited due to social distance measures.


Maria Tsvetkova-Madzharova - soprano
Nona Krastnikova - soprano
Yani Nikolov - tenor
Branimir Nedkov - baritone
Yordan Hristozov - baritone
Joanna Kadiyska - mezzo-soprano
Delyan Slavov - bass
Diman Panchev - bass

Accompanist: Mira Iskarova

In the program: Songs by Bulgarian composers

Ticket price: 10 BGN

With the assistance of the Municipality of Burgas
The concert is held outdoors.

Vouchers at preferential prices will be offered by the museums in Burgas
Sunday, 07 Jun 2020 - Global

Vouchers for museum visit at preferential prices, will be offered in Burgas. Visitors to cultural institutions will be able to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity as part of the campaign "Rediscover Burgas Museums". It is aimed to the public, the business in Burgas and all those who want to support the museums in the town. The value of the voucher for an individual visit is 5 BGN, and the family voucher costs 10 BGN.

The ultimate goal of the initiative is for more curious visitors to see the valuable artifacts on display in the exhibitions and to have the opportunity to get acquainted with the history, nature and traditions of the city and the region.

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