On 19 May, at 18:00, an extremely rare and valuable find - ivory icon, found during the excavations of the Rusokastro fortress in 2017, will be presented in the Treasure Hall of the Archaeological Museum in Бургас (21, Bogoridi Str.) The discovery will be displayed for the first time infront of the general public.
The icon is two-sided. At the front are depicted archangel Gabriel in the left and St. Basil the Great. On the reverse - two crosses. The icon was made in the middle of the 10th century in Constantinople and belonged to a Byzantine emperor or a member of the imperial family. Such icons were produced in private rulers' studios only for members of the closest circle around the emperor. Findings such as this one today can be seen only in the collections of the world's largest museums, such as the Louvre, the Museum of Berlin, the British Museum, the Metropolitan Museum, and now also the Burgas Museum.
Such exquisite works are stored in the treasures of the largest Western European cathedrals. They were donated there by the knights of the Fourth Crusade, who carried them after the sacking of the Emperor's Treasury in Constantinople in 1204.
During excavations, such a find is discovered only for the second time in the world. Interestingly, the first one was also found in Bulgaria in the distant 1901. Then the French archaeologist Georges Sierre discovered a fragment of such an icon in the excavations of the Trapezitsa fortress.
This year the Burgas Museum will present for the seventh consecutive time the Cup of the Natural History Museum. The contest will be called "Biodiversity - What We Know About It" and will be held on 29.05.2018.
An attractive exhibition of 3D models of ships sunken in the Black Sea will take place during the hosting of Burgas on the European Maritime Day, which will be held on 31 May and 01 June. The "Hidden Secrets of the Black Sea" Exposition will be exhibited at the Sea Casino Cultural Center from 31 May to 30 July.
It will include 7 3D models of sunken ships, as well as curious artifacts found in recent sea bed surveys. The hall will be completely transformed to recreate the underwater Black Sea world.
An interactive map with all 57 wrecked ships and missing settlements in the Black Sea will be located in Hristo Fotev Hall of the Sea Casino Casino. With VR glasses, every guest will be able to make a virtual walk at the seabed.
16 models of ships, provided by the Bulgarian Federation of Sports Shipwreck Modeling, will be arranged in "Georgi Baev" Hall. Most of them are medal winners and prestigious awards from national and international exhibitions.
Interactive games for children will welcome the youngest visitors in the Hristo Fotev hall of the cultural center. They will be able to construct 2 3D detachable wooden boat models according to their drawing and photo. The more curious of them with the help of real-life glasses will explore the bottom of the sea.
The "Hidden Secrets of the Black Sea" project is being implemented with the financial support of the Cultural Program for the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2018. " the National Fund Culture and the cooperation of NAIM with the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, the Center for Underwater Archeology - Sozopol and RIM-Burgas.
"The Bulgarian Saints" - author exhibition of RHM-Burgas, prepared with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture. Presents all Bulgarian saints, canonized by the Bulgarian, Russian and Ecumenical Patriarchate.
19:00, Ethnographic museum, Burgas, 69 Slavyanska str., first floor:
Opening of the exhibition "The Entertaining Music of Burgas"
19:15, in the yard of the Ethnographic museum
20:00 to 24:00 in Tourist Center Aquae Calidae
Visit to the museum and screenings on every hour free of charge.
20:30, Tourist Center Aquae Calidae - Garden
Music show with jazz and evergreens performances by Circle
22:00, Tourist Center Aquae Calidae - Garden
"The Fire of Antiquity" - mythical and epic fire show, presented by Divinitas formation, amphitheater
"The Entertaining Music of Burgas" is the latest exhibition of the Ethnographic Museum. It offers rich information about the great Burgas composers and performers of entertaining music from the second half of the 20th century, as well as the emblematic orchestras of the town.
The exhibition presents melodies that were popular already at the beginning of the last century in the restaurants of Burgas and on the radio, the creation and successes of the Burgas orchestra and the popular contests for pop songs "Golden Orpheus" and "Burgas and the Sea".
The exhibition is part of the program of Burgas Museum for the International Night of Museums on May 19th. The official opening is at 19:00 h. in the Ethnographic Exhibition on 69 Slavyanska Str. and visitors will have the opportunity to sing their favourite Burgas songs on karaoke in the museum salon.
There will be songs in Bulgarian only, in memory of the great composer Toncho Russev.
The treasure from Kralevo and the oldest gold in Europe from the Chalcolithic Necropolis in Varna will be in the Treasure Hall of the Archaeological Museum in Burgas for the Museum Night - May 19 (Saturday).
The Thracian treasure from the village of Kralevo, Targovishte, was discovered in 1979 in the tomb of a senior aristocrat who lived in the 3 rd century BC. After its cremation, its remains were gathered in a gilded Hydria vessel and buried in the mound with gifts of gold, silver, ceramics. The whole treasure consists of 47 gold engraving with enamel, titled, gold tiles with gryphon images, medallions with images of Heracles, earrings, hand bracelets, horse harness decorations. Various goldsmithing techniques were used - chipping, casting, granulation, etc. Perhaps the treasure was made in the goldsmith's studio of the ancient town of Messambria, today's town of Nessebar.
The second golden treasure, which can be seen in the Archaeological Museum, is in Burgas for the second consecutive summer because of the great interest and repeated inquiries of the visitors. The recognition of the oldest gold in Europe was discovered in the so-called Grave No. 36 of the Varna Chalcolithic Necropolis. According to a study in the Oxford Laboratory, the gold objects found dated from 4600-4400 BC. Interesting in Grave 36 is that no skeleton is found in it, but symbolically both purely female and purely male attributes are buried. Most likely, in this tomb complex are collected garments, ornaments and insignia of a 5-member ruler family, of which only the gold objects are 857 with a total weight of 0.789 kg.
The two exhibitions will be opened on May 19 at 6 pm at the Archaeological Museum at 21, Bogoridi Str., As part of the Bourgas Museum's program for the European initiative Night of Museums.
On 19 May 2018, at 18:30 hours, the exhibition "Bulgarian Saints" will be opened at the Historical Museum (Burgas, 31 Lermontov Str.) This is the latest author's exposition of the Burgas historians, which they have been working on over the last 6 months. The exhibition is co-financed by a session of the Ministry of Culture for activities in the field of museum and fine arts.
The exhibition presentes 65 Bulgarians, canonized for saints by the Bulgarian, Serbian, Romanian and Russian churches. They are thematically grouped as saintly enlighteners, saint martyrs, saintly rulers and saintly church figures. They lived in the period between the IX and XX century. This is the first exhibition in Bulgaria, where all the Bulgarians, whose merits and feats led to their canonization, are summarized and listed.
The exhibition is part of the program of the Regional historical museum Burgas on the occasion of the Night of Museums, which will be held on 19th of May 2018. The museum has prepared six exhibitions, distributed in the four expositions - Archaeological, Ethnographic, Historical and Natural History.
The educational program of RHM-Burgas "Explore Burgas and Burgas region" continues with two new lectures. On May 4, the archaeologist Miroslav Klasnakov will present "Gold and Silver from Aquae Calidae (Burgas Mineral Baths)" and on May 11, the historian Vladimir Anignostov - "130 Years of the Rusophile Diversities in the Burgas Region. Rebellion of Nabokov". The lectures are held every Friday from 16:00 h. in the Exhibition Hall of the Historical Museum in Burgas (31 Lermontov Str. - entrance from Georgi Kirkov Str.)