Regional Museum of History - Burgas supports the "Relics of Saint John the Baptist" in the national campaign "the Wonders of Bulgaria".
[img left] http://www.burgasmuseums.bg/uploads/images/misc/archeo/kazimir.jpg [/ img] The relics of St. John the Baptist were discovered in 2010 during regular archaeological excavations on the island of St. John by the team of Prof.Kazimir Popkonstantinov, Deputy Head of Research Tsonya Drazheva and Prof. Rosina Kostova, as well as the active support of Burgas Museum. The relics were found during excavations near the ruins of the medieval monastery "St. John the Baptist". It is assumed that in the 4th century the relics were transferred to the island monastery near Sozopol directly from the Patriarchate of Constantinople. Now the relics are kept in the church "St. Cyril and Methodius" at the city center of Sozopol and can be viewed for pilgrims every Sunday.
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After alerted residents of Aitos notified Regional museum Burgas, on 5th November 2013, the archaeologist Miroslav Klasnakov inspected an archaeological site, located in the farmlands south of Aitos Municipality. At the site he recorded findings of ceramics fragments from the Thracian, Roman and early medieval era. According to informants the area is frequently visited by illegal treasure hunters, for which is notified Police Department in Aitos.
On November 6, 2013 (Wednesday) at 11:00 a press conference on the occasion of the inauguration of the new Director of the Museum - Burgas will hold in the hall of the Ethnographic exposition (Burgas, 69 Slavianska St.) He will present ideas for further development of the Burgas Museum and the way to achieve them.
The press conference will be attended by Ms Ananieva - Deputy Mayor of Burgas Municipality.
Department Informational services of Burgas Museum
On 24 October 2013, from 17:00 hours in the Historical exposition in Burgas (Lermontov St. 31) the debut book of Bella Benova - "Along the path of breathing light" will be presented in front of the public.
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On October 23, 2013 (Wednesday), the exhibition "Dolphins - friends of the people at the sea" will be presented in the halls of the Natural History Museum in Burgas (30 K.Fotinov st.)
Visitors will have the opportunity to compare their measurements with those of marine mammals by standing near the three-dimensional in life-size model of the sea porpoise. More complete picture of the dolphin's characteristics make the models of the other two species in the Black Sea - simple dolphin and bottlenose dolphin.
For the knowledge-hungry visitors there will be lectures and presentations throughout the day. The organizers have prepared materials available to visitors of all ages - leaflets, lectures and presentations.
The exhibition is part of the "National Week of the dolphin 2013" taking place under the initiative of the Bulgarian Ministry of Environment and Water to support the Conservation of Cetaceans of the Black Sea and is carried out by the Black Sea NGO Network. THE EXHIBITION WILL REMAIN IN THE MUSEUM FOR ONLY ON THE 23 of OCTOBER 2013.
The idea is understanding the behavior, appearance and problems of these attractive mammals in the Black Sea.
For the third year Natural-history museum of Burgas (K.Fotinov St. 30) will host a movie marathon of environmental films. In two days - 26 and 27 September the museum visitors will be able to watch 8 ecological movie productions filmed in Bulgaria.
Program: September 26 11:00 - The Unknown Arda - River of three countries - 27 min
Interesting story about this southern Bulgarian River and its nature.
12:00 - Imperial Eagle. Living symbol or a museum exhibit - 39 min
The production of FPS "Green Balkans" presents spectacular footage of the lives of the royal eagles, shot in natural conditions.
13:00 - They fly away - 40 min
Film about wild birds in Bulgaria. The newest film of the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds.
14:00 - The last second - 34 min
Interesting insight into the contemporary society and its problems associated with the accumulation of large amounts of garbage and biodiversity conservation.
September 27 11:00 - Map 2010 - 54 min
Film about the nature of the Rodopi mountain and few enthusiasts who fight to protect it.
12:00 - Price of Birds - 29 min
Environmental documentary film won several awards: Award of UVT cinematography festival in Popovo for Best Cinematography and the Grand Prix at the International Festival BALFEST in Balchik, the best scenario at V International Eco Festival in Ohrid.
13:00 - Noah's Ark of Sofia - 54 min
Film dedicated to the 120th anniversary of the Sofia Zoo. Special Award at the Gold Amphora Festival in Bansko.
14:00 - The Water of Sofia - 28 min
Impression of the city and the water around it.
Regional Historical Museum of Burgas would like to thank Publishing House SVIDAS, Federation of nature conservation Green Balkans and the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds for providing these environmental films.
Due to the limited seats in the hall of the museum, please request views for larger groups on the phone of the Natural History Museum : 056/ 84 32 39
On September 27, 2013, Burgas along with Sofia, Plovdiv, Ruse, Stara Zagora and Varna will join once again the European Researchers' Night. This event is held simultaneously across all European states and it is financed under the project K-trio - Program "People", 7th FP of the European Union.
Regional Burgas Museum takes part in this initiative for the fourth consecutive time. Together with universities and research institutes the museum has accepted the challenge to share its own vision on this event.
In the Science Cafe we will tell you more about the history of instant coffee, of the loom and the potter's wheel. Three young scientists from different fields of knowledge - Archaeology, Biology and Art History, will present their views in specially prepared presentations.
Our guests will have the opportunity to weave on a vertical loom and a tile, to try the potter's wheel, discuss and have fun.
We will be expecting you at 17:30 on September 27, 2013 in the Ethnographic Museum (Burgas, 69 Slavyanska St.)!
The exhibition “The Wild World of the Eastern Rhodopes" is in Burgas, at the Black Sea coast! Inhabitants and guests of the town can see it from today (18 September) to midst of October in the Natural History Museum (Burgas, 30 Fotinov St).
“The Wild World of the Eastern Rhodopes" presents images of breathtaking landscapes, wonderful mammals, rare birds and reptiles, beautiful flowers and elusive insects. One of the highlights is the picture of wild horses Tarpans which were resettled again in the Eastern Rhodopes in 2011 by New Thracian Gold project.
The nature of the Eastern Rhodopes is one the richest and best preserved in Europe: its flora includes 1962 plant and its fauna 4329 animal species. Eight famous Natura 2000 sites cover the best nature hotspots in the Eastern Rhodopes. This region is the only breeding location for the Griffon Vulture in Bulgaria and the most important breeding area for the globally threatened Egyptian vulture in the Balkan peninsula. The area is one of the best strongholds for the wolf, jackal and the otter in Bulgaria. The Brown Bear started to recolonize the mountain in recent years.
The intention of the exhibition is to show the beauty of those wild wonders to a wide audience, to bring nature into people’s heart.
A selection of the photos in the exhibition is included in the recently released Crossbill Guidebook to the Eastern Rhodopes for nature lovers, birdwatchers and eco-tourists.
“The wild world of the Eastern Rhodopes” is organized by New Thracian Gold – Bulgaria Foundation in cooperation with Crossbill Guides Foundation and Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation with the media partnership of Vesti.bg.
So far, the exhibition has been successfully presented in Sofia, Kardzhali, Blagoevgrad, in the Visitor and Tourist Information Center of National park Rila and in the Directorate of National Park Belasitsa.
The official opening is on 19.09.2013 (Thursday), 5 pm in the Natural History Museum – Burgas.