A small fragment of our historical past arrives in Varna
Everyone has heard of the refined style and beauty of the gold and silver Thracian treasures found in Bulgaria, and if you have ever had interest to become familiar with the historical treasures of our country, now you have a wonderful opportunity to do so. The unique Panagyurishte gold treasure will be in our sea capital - exhibited in the halls of the renovated Archaeological Museum, downtown Varna. At May 18, The International Day of Museums, will be held the official opening ceremony of the renewed exposure and a few days later - on May 23, guests of Varna and local people will have the opportunity to have a closer look at the Treasure.
The Panagyurishte gold treasure is a Thracian treasure from the end of the IV-th, early III century BC. It was found in 1949, two kilometers south of the town Panagyurishte. It is a beautiful serving set made of pure gold, with rich decorations and ornaments, and of high artistic value, which was used in feasts or in religious rituals connected with the Thracian mythology. It was very important for the study of the Thracians and their lifestyle, their links to the Hellenic and other cultures.
In addition to the ancient Thracian gold set, at the Archaeological Museum, will be exposed findings from a royal tomb, discovered several years ago near Zlatinitsa, Yambol. There will be a gold tiara and necklace, that belonged to a noble woman, buried near Sinemorets in the III century BC. The Thracian artifacts will remain in Varna until the end of September and are expected to attract a great public interest and to bring significant income. This is a rare chance to touch the beauty and the greatness of Bulgaria's history.