Bulgarian Archaeology 2017 Exhibition Features Items Dated from Early Prehistory to Middle Ages

NW 12:44:31 14-02-2018

Bulgarian Archaeology 2017 Exhibition
Features Items Dated
from Early Prehistory to Middle Ages

Sofia, February 14 (BTA) - This year's traditional edition of the "Bulgarian Archaeology" exhibition presents over 340 items from 22 sites and posters about 50 surveys differing in both type and chronology. They cover periods ranging from Early Prehistory to the Middle Ages. The event will be unveiled on February 16, two days after Archaeology Day, and will be hosted by the National Archaeological Institute with Museum at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, its Director, Assoc. Prof. Lyudmil Vagalinski, told a news conference Wednesday.

Specialists say some of the most remarkable finds include the anthropomorphic figurines from the Late Neolithic settlement at Damyanitsa, a red-figure krater from Apollonia Pontica, a gold necklace from Heraclea Sintica, a bronze flute from Deultum, a marble statue of Isis from Kasnakovo, a bronze torch holder from Pliska and an exquisite nephrite belt buckle from Kaliakra.

For the eleventh year in a row, the National Archaeological Institute organizes the National Archaeological exhibition. Traditionally, it presents the results from the last season of archaeological fieldwork by displaying some of the most interesting finds along with extensive illustrative material. Contributions to the exhibition come from seventeen museums of history and archaeology in the country, co-organizers of the event, for which Vagalinski expressed his gratitude.

The exhibition will be open to the public from February 17 to April 1.The finds come from well-known sites explored by long-term research, such as the Palaeolithic sites in the Kozarnika and Bacho Kiro caves, the Yunatsite and Kozareva Mogila prehistoric tells, the Bronze age necropolis at Baley, the Black Sea colony of Apollonia Pontica, the Roman cities of Serdica, Philippopolis, Heraclea Sintica and Deultum, the medieval Bulgarian capitals of Pliska and Turnovo and the town of Kaliakra. Interesting results and amazing finds come from the large-scale rescue excavations of the prehistoric settlement at Damyanitsa and the Roman settlements at Pokrovnik and Moshtanets, on the "Strouma" highway route. BR