The Burgas initiative "NIGHT OF SCIENTISTS IN BULGARIA 2010"organized by the RIM - Burgas, took place in the Library of Burgas Free University on September 24th at 18:00 in the evening.
Science café was interesting and fruitful. The presentation of Prof. Andon Lazarov was expected with great interest, everybody wanted to meet in person the scientist who is engaged in space research in Burgas. In his exposé he presented to the public the possibilities of using space data in archaeological studies.
The event attended people of different age, occupation, social status and interests - children, students, adults, researchers, museum workers, archaeologists, artists, teachers, academics, journalists, intellectuals and ordinary citizens.
Two new experimental shows - "Eyes" by Ivan Arabadzhiev and "Burgas and Genoa in the bosom of the sea "by Evelyn Ribarova, captured the attention of the viewers.
Scientists' Night is held for the first time in the city of Burgas and the Burgas media enthusiastically promoted and covered the event. Thank You!
On October 4, 2010, the Ethnographic Museum was visited by 150 German tourists from the first moored in Burgas city passenger ship. RIM Burgas and the local tour operator Teddy Cam succeeded despite the strict fixed time, to create a perfect organization for the visit of four groups. The German tourists followed carefully the tour guide of the museum curator and were highly impressed by the attractive demonstration of crochet and didn’t miss to try the fruits of jujube in the museum yard.
Regional Historical Museum - Burgas participates in the joint project "Night of Scientists, Bulgaria 2010" together with Medical Institute – Plovdiv, Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts - Plovdiv, Varna Free University, University of Shumen "Episkop Konstantin Preslavski" and the Foundation for Science and Research ISTUD Italy.
"Night of Scientists 2010" takes place in 32 European countries and more than 200 European cities, among which Burgas participates for first time. The concept of this event is to meet up with the vast and fascinating world of science as to become a tradition among the ambitious young people.
Co-organizer of the event is Burgas Free University - the most prominent academic institution in the city of Burgas. Other important participants will be the students from High school of Mathematics and Science "Academician N. Obreshkov".
The initiative in Burgas includes the following events:
1. Science Cafe - popular lectures, presentations and discussion with prominent scientists from Burgas
- Presentation of Prof. Andon Lazarov - "Space – View at Earth".
- Dr. Tsonya Drazheva - "The Mystery of Bulgarian Stonehenge - Beglik Tash"
- Assoc. Dr. Milcho Skumov - "History of mining and use of salt".
- Presentation by Dr. D. Momchilov - "Favourite Bath of the Rulers'
- Presentation of the experimental exhibition of Ivan Arabadzhiev "Eyes"
2. Photo exhibition of Evelina Ribarova "Burgas and Genoa in the bosom of the sea"
We invite everyone to participate in the "Night of Scientists, Burgas 2010" at the Library of Burgas Free University on September 24th from 18:00 to 20:00!
On 14.09.2010 at 17:00 in the Historical Museum /31 Lermontov St./, Numismatic Museum Rousse, Foundation Brothers Bobokovi and RIM Burgas presented to the public two unique exhibitions - archaeological and numismatic.
On 14.09.2010 at 11:00 in the Historical Museum /Lermontov St. 31/, Regional Historical Museum Burgas, Numismatic Museum Rousse and Foundation Brothers Bobokovi will be holding a press conference on the opening of two exclusive exhibitions at the same time - an archaeological and a numismatic.
A unique exhibition of world's largest collection of 2010 antique coins minted in ancient Deultum will be displayed for the first time in RIM Burgas
Colonia Flavia Pacis Deultensium created in 69 AD by Emperor Vespasian (present-day the village of Debelt) is the only colony of free Roman citizens in what is nowadays Bulgarian territory. The construction of the famous “Burg” - an ancient port – ancestor of modern Burgas is linked with the expansion of Deultum.
The coins are presented in a new kind of glass cases with built-in multimedia, which is a copyrighted project of Prof. Dr. Dimitar Draganov - Director of the First Private Numismatic Museum in Bulgaria.
The second exhibition presents Brothers Bobokovi’s representative collection from Rousse. It contains extremely rare and well-preserved archaeological exhibits of high value – a Roman gold plated rod-ax made seven thousand years ago; the only found in Bulgarian lands glass Horn of Plenty; a unique head piece of a silver statuette of the Roman Emperor Otho, who reigned only 3 months. According to Prof. Dimitar Draganov - author of the exhibition, similar object has never been found even in Rome.
Undoubtedly, the two exhibitions will become a significant event in our cultural and scientific life. Through them, visitors can discover unknown artefacts from the Antiquity, which will be subject of extensive research many years ahead. The travelling exhibitions have made these unique exhibits accessible to all Bulgarians who love archaeology and numismatics and who are eager to learn more about the ancient history of our lands.
The official opening of the exhibition will be at 17:00 in the building of the Historical Museum, 31 Lermontov St.
Today 30.07.2010, RIM Burgas initiates petition for placement of a zebra crossing in front the gate of the Ethnographic complex. The pedestrian crossing is essential for the citizens and guests of the city in the current difficult situation caused by heavy traffic on the streets Slavyanska and Lermontov. The large number of parked and passing by cars in both directions of the streets and the absence of a zebra crossing is an obstacle to public safety at this key point.
If you want to support this cause, please come along the Ethnographic Museum on 69 Slavyanska St. and sign the petition. Thank you!
Today the Ethnographic exhibition can be proud of its two new acquisitions. With donations from visitors and sponsors, a new scanner was bought for the exhibition. The scanner will help greatly in the scientific and documentary work of the department. During the past weeks Burgas Municipality replaced four of the old rotten benches with brand new ones in the yard of the Ethnographic Museum. Thank You!
On July the 20th scientific team lead by Prof. Dr. Kasimir Popkonstantinov and Deputy. Head Researcher Tsonya Drazeva started the new archaeological season in the medieval monastery of St. John the Baptist on the island of St. Ivan near Sozopol.
The excavations began with testing pits in the foundations of the oldest church on the island, built at the end of the 4th - beginning of the 5th century AD.
On July 28th at 1:30 PM during the clearing of the base of the altar table at a depth of 0.6 m under the marble floor was found a RELIQUARY / container for relics / in a shape of a small coffin, 18 cm long and 14 cm high. The reliquary was carefully removed from its bed and transferred to the Archaeological Museum in Sozopol. According to the characteristics of other findings in the surrounding layer, this finding can be dated with the late fourth century AD.
During the research of the mortar pad, a second small box made of pale yellow sandstone / typical for the territory of Palestine/ appeared. On the outside walls, an inscription in middle greek language has been deciphered by Professor Popkonstantinov. In the text clear appears the name of St. John on one side and the name of a person called Thoma, who shalt be “Blessed by God”, which means that the person carried in this box relics of the saint which were placed in reliquary during the construction of the early Christian church.
This discovery gives us a unique opportunity for the first time in Bulgaria to track the entire process of sacred ritual performed at the dawn of Christianity in our land. It demonstrates the importance of the ancient city of Apollonia-Sizipolis / city of salvation / and in particular the oldest monastery along the Black Sea coast and also the only one monastery which bears the name of St. John the Baptist.
We invite you to witness the opening of the reliquary on August the 1st / Sunday at 11 o'clock in the Archaeological Museum in Sozopol by a special commission of experts as well as in the presence of His Eminence Metropolitan of Sliven Yoanikii and Bozidar Dimitrov - Minister responsible for Religious Affairs in the Republic of Bulgaria.
Dr. Tsonya Drazheva
Director of the Regional History Museum, Burgas