Natural History Department of Regional Historical Museum Burgas offers a new opportunity for the children in the city to spend part of their summer vacation. For the first time we organize environmental training program called
ADVENTURE IN THE MUSEUM
From 6 June to 1 July each week a group of 10 children will be formed. During the 5 days (Monday to Friday from 10.30 to 17.00), the children divided into two age groups - under 14 and 14 and above - will get acquainted with the Museum's collections and will be given rich biological information in the form of entertaining environmental games.
The programs for both age groups were developed by experts from the museum and are unusual in content. The course is based on fun methods for information presentation, included are very logical and creative games, opportunities for individual and group performances. Daily rewards expect the top participants. On the last day, each child will be awarded a diploma and most successful student a special reward.
The program is free and is funded under the project "Natural History Museum in help of environmental education" of RIM Burgas and America for Bulgaria:
Seats are limited. The registration continues until 31 May in the Natural History Museum (Burgas, Fotinov St. 30) or by phone 056 84 32 39
In the Antiquity, the Museum was a temple of the Muses, patron of arts.
In modern times, the Museum is a reliquary, preserving and public displaying items of historical value.
The more time expires, the more distant we get from the historical events through the ages, and the more valuable becomes the knowledge, creativity and beauty, collected in museums of history, archaeology, ethnography.
Praise the work of numerous researchers, archaeologists and historians, naturalists and ethnologists, who have given its toll on the creation and development of museums of human memory, of human civilization!
Praise this work, dedicated to future generations!
Over 3800 visitors - citizens and guests of Burgas strolled up the four expositions of Regional museum Burgas during the International Night of Museums. Unprecedented enthusiasm is the exact definition of what happened on May the 14th.
For the seventh consecutive time RIM Burgas participated in the International Night of Museums.
From 17:00 until midnight all four museums welcomed visitors free of charge. The guests beheld, took photographs, asked about everything, shared and communicated with each other. The desire of so many people - young and old, to come to a cultural institution this late at night and have fun, really gives us motivation and satisfaction that we have done something to keep the museum alive!
In the Night of Museum - 14.05.2011 from 17:00 to 00:00,
on every hour in the Natural-History exposition:
Screening of the documentary "Pan-European ecological network Natura 2000 in Bulgaria", duration 30 min
The Chariot and the Road to Eternity - The rituals accompanying burials of prominent Thracian noblemen
[img right]uploads/images/banners/banner1.jpg[/img][justify]The research of the “Dulgata Mogila” Tumulus near the village of Karanovo, Nova Zagora Region is one of the very few cases where we can trace the entire pattern of ritual practices accompanying burials of prominent Thracian noblemen.
Thracians believed in a better afterlife, that is why the deceased were to be laid with all the objects they needed during their lifetime. The grave goods depended on the social status of the deceased person and the means the family could afford to spend on it. The wealth of the Thracian family, whose members were buried in Dulgata Mogila Tumulus, is apparent from the sumptuous burial and the abundance of rich and original grave goods.
In 1976 during rescue works, the archaeologist Mityo Kanchev found three brick-vaulted tombs in the Dulgata Mogila Tumulus. The burials were conducted by cremation at a pyre, outside the grave structures. The remains of the funeral pyre were gathered and laid on the floor of the grave. Part of the rite is revealed by the charred nutshells and burnt animal bones. After that ail the objects which had been used or were favourite of the deceased, were arranged there. A Thracian nobleman- a warrior or a hunter would mainly need weapons - swords, daggers, spears and a shield. He was an educated man and kept up a correspondence - it is proved by the expensive luxury in k-pots discovered in the graves. A part of the grave goods were also the toiletries, a strigil-holder with strigils and an oil-flask, bath bronze vessels. Placing a candelabrum with an oil lamp which was believed to chase away the darkness was of essential importance. Another requisite was the bronze, earthenware or glass tableware necessary for the sumptuous feasts. Pitchers full of wine were not to be omitted too. In the graves there was a set of surgical instruments made by an exceptional master with incredible silver; gold and niello inlay.[/justify]