Already a month has past since the beginning of the 6th season of intensive research on the key archaeological site of Burgas Municipality [url=http://www.burgasmuseums.bg/index.php?tab=home&lang=en&page=encyc&enc=poi&eid=24]Aquae Calidae[/url] - Terma, located in the district Burgaski mineralni bani.
The beginning of systematic archaeological research was set in 2008 by the deceased Director of the Regional History Museum (RIM) in Burgas - the archaeologist Tsonya Drazheva(1954-2013). Six years after its start, the excavations are concentrated east and south to the bath, built by Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent in the mid 16th century. The archeological research is funded once again by the Municipality of Burgas, which makes it possible to complete the full archaeological survey of the area.
The archaeological research is conducted by the Regional museum of Burgas with a survey team lead by Head of Arch. study Dr. Dimtcho Momtchilov, Deputy. Head Miroslav Klasnakov (RIM Burgas), archeologists: Stefan Bakardzhiev and Yavor Rusev from RIM Yambol, trainees from the Burgas University "Prof. Zlatarov", Shumen University "Bishop Konstantin of Preslav" and Plovdiv University "Paysiy Hilendarsky".
Although the construction of the Turkish bath and the subsequent extensions in the early and mid-20th century have destroyed and reused valuable construction materials (processed stone square) of the ancient bath, the archaeologists dig is currently at the depth of 4.5 to 5.5 - 6.0 m, at which have been found the remains of the first bath, built in the Roman era in the early second century. They are fully in line with the findings from 2012, when the archeologists revealed for the first time a monumental Roman architecture, unseen on the Southern Black Sea coast.
The dig continues in a thick layer of the most significant fire in the public bath from the beginning of the 13th century (1206) preserving the memory of the devastation of the medieval Bulgarian bath caused by the troops of Henry, brother of the Latin Emperor Baldwin, who lead the campaign against the Bulgarian ruler Kaloyan. In these layers the archeologists found numerous fragments of pottery as well as coins from the 11-12 century.
These year's findings already exceeded the expectations of the researcher team. Among the finds are more than 50 coins, most from the middle of the fourth century, anonymous folises from the 11th century and especially from the 12-13 century. Found were many bronze rings, mace, silver pendant from the 11th century with the image of St. George, a gold earring from the Ottoman period, exquisitely decorated with pearls.
The archaeological excavations of the public bath, which existed in Roman, Byzantine and Bulgarian times, as well as the partial restoration of the Turkish bath are part of the ambitious program of Burgas Municipality for the full exposition of this unique for the Bulgarian lands archaeological site.
From 5 August 2013 to the end of the month the Natural History exposition of Burgas will be host to the exhibition "Meadow of patches."
For the third time the museum is hosting an event of the initiative Planetlife International in partnership with the Bulgarian foundation for Biodiversity and the Ecological Organization Rodopi. In this way our city became part of the art and eco project for the promotion of wildflowers in Europe.
Young and old Bulgarian nature lovers had the opportunity to recreate their favorite plants on colorful cloths through various techniques and materials. Now they have been all connected in one large "Meadow of patches", which expects residents and visitors of Burgas in the hall of the Natural History museum in the city.
On the day when the sun shimmers, dew shines, and herbs gain the strongest healing power...... on that day come to Burgas. On 24th of June, at 10:00 am at the Burgas' square "Atanas Sirekov" children from kindergarten "Magic" will celebrate the holiday dedicated to St. Enyo. Members of community center "Hristo Botev" will recreate one of the most exciting rituals connected with the festival - [url=http://www.burgasmuseums.bg/index.php?tab=ethno&lang=en&page=encyc&enc=rituals&pgno=3&eid=57]Enyo's bride / Enyova bulya[/url]. Children from the folk ensemble "Shareni gaitani" part of the Municipal Children's Complex - Burgas headed by Mrs. Pepa Zaprianova will also take part in the celebration.
All visitors will be able to engage in the flamboyant dance, led by the dancers from the Trading school of Burgas, headed by Teodora Kaneva, which will complete the celebration in front of the City Hall.
The celebration will continue at 11.00 am in the yard of the Ethnographic Museum of Burgas, where kids will share their knowledge and gain useful information about herbs and their medicinal properties in the form of games and entertaining activities.
The event is organized by the Municipality of Burgas, Municipal Children Complex and Regional History Museum - Burgas.
For the third year from June 3, we will offer our summer school called "Adventure Museum." 4 groups, 10 children each will be thought many interesting things about minerals, plants and animals in a new and fun way.
Organized by Regional Museum Burgas and America for Bulgaria Foundation (ABF)
To sign in your kid and further information call +359 56 843 239 or visit the museum of Natural-History in Burgas (30 K.Fotinov St.)
IN THE FOUR Expositions of Regional Burgas Museum you will see:
Archaeological Museum (21 Aleko Bogoridi St.) - 18:30
Opening of the Night of Museums with the exhibition: The Magic of Ceramics in shapes and colors
Ethnographic Museum (69 Slavyanska St)"Soiree in Brakalov's house"
Brass band performances, dance couples from different schools for standard dances in Burgas at a stage from the late 19th and the beginning of the 20th century.You may try some of the old women costumes from the beginning of the 20th century.
The winners of the competition "Lazarus wrists" will present their works in a small exhibition.
Museum of Natural History (30 K.Fotinov St.)
Over 2,000 exhibits, more than 400 photographs, drawings and maps of the species from Burgas Region. All three floors of the exposition are voiced with natural sounds. You will see also the unique guest exhibition from Regional Museum Ruse "Shadows in the rocks - minerals and Biodiversity."
The exhibition exposes twelve different topics, from the origins of Earth to industry and ecology. The emphasis is on the minerals wealth and types of rocks associated with the lives of all living things in many different ways - the origin of rocks, habitats for plants and animals, the use of raw materials in everyday life and in various industries.
The exhibition features 85 exhibits - rock samples, minerals and fossils, as well as inputs from kaolin. A model of kaolin mine is one of the highlights.
For the first time the public of Burgas will have the chance to view the fossils, found near Gorno Ezerovo. The fossils have estimated age of 35-36 million years (Cenozoic, Neogene Period, Eocene age).
Their appearance will be determined later by specialists in the BAS. The find was made at the end of March 2013 during digging works for the new sewer in the Burgas district of Gorno ezerovo.
Historical Museum (31 Lermontov St.) "They defended the honor of Bulgaria" - co-memorial of the 100 anniversary since the announcement of the Balkan Wars (1912-1913).
The new historical map, tracing the movements of 24 Black Infantry Regiment during the Balkan wars, will be presented to the public.
Another highlight is the exhibition "100 years of museum work in Burgas" - illustrating the history and development of the Burgas Museum since its creating as Archaeological Society "Debelt" in 1912 up to the present day.
The public will be able to see once again the exhibition "Masterpieces of the Bulgarian Renaissance from the Christian art" and "Rescued treasures of European fine arts from the 18th - 20th century "
For the second time we organize a competition for the Cup of the Natural History Museum Burgas. Teams from schools in Burgas will compete according to the familiar regulation of the competition. Each monitored plant and animal species will give a number of points. The cup will win the team with most points.
This year the theme of the competition is Atanasovsko Lake.
The competition will take place on the 17th of May 2013 from 10:00 - 13:00 at Atanasovsko Lake.
For questions or participation in the competition, please call 056/8432 39 or ask directly at the Natural-History Museum (Burgas, 30 K.Fotinov St.)
For the first time Burgas Municipality, Regional Museum Burgas and Municipal Children's Complex organize citywide celebration of the bulgarian custom [url=http://www.burgasmuseums.bg/index.php?tab=ethno&lang=en&page=encyc&enc=rituals&pgno=2&eid=59]Lazaruvane[/url]. More than 200 young girls will participate in the event dressed in traditional ritual costumes.
On April 26, 2013, at 10:00 in the Ethnographic Museum the celebration will begin with announcement of the results of the contest "Lazarska kitka." In Brakalov's house will perform young lazarki girls from Kindergarten "Chaika" and "Detelina".
At 10:30 5 groups of lazarki will go on their routes along the central streets in Burgas. Typically, they will visit various "houses": all 4 museums, municipality buildings, regional government offices, regional library "P.Yavorov", First Investment Bank (Office 71 Slavyanska St.), Municipal Bank offices, Tourist information center Burgas, the shop "Moderen Dom". The young girls will sing traditional songs connected with the ritual, the hosts will welcome them and reward them with gifts. According to the folk tradition the custom lazaruvane ends with kumichene - the girls go near water and trow garlands marked in some way. This ritual activity will take place in 11:30 at the fountain of Burgas, followed by colorful dance.