Regional Historical Museum-Veliko Tarnovo invites you to visit the exhibition
“The treasures of Medieval Bulgaria”
In the exhibition “The treasures of Medieval Bulgaria” we present the most precious and impressive objects from the period of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom, that have been preserved in the historical museums in the towns of Varna, Dobrich, Silistra, Ruse, Shumen, Turgovishte, Veliko Tarnovo, Gorna Oriahovitsa and Montana. These are almost 200 golden and silver ornaments, worn by Bulgarian boyars, senior dignitaries, rich traders and their wives: rings, belts, earrings, ear-muffs, necklaces, bracelets, golden and steatite breast little icons.
Amongst the ornaments can be distinguished up to 2 meters long belts, with massive buckles and applications, fixed to bands, weaved from gold and silver; the golden rings-seals with the names of their owners written and massive silver bride’s belts. You’ll be especially impressed by the remains of the silken tissues, found by the archeological excavations, which are richly decorated with weaved golden and silver fibres. The exposed ornaments are part of a medieval costume, a beautiful supplement, which imparted to the costume elegant completion. At the same time they show the level of the urban culture, the taste and the mode by the time of the bloom and power of the Bulgarian Kingdom in 12th-14th century.
Except for the ornaments, objects connected with the church rituals are presented: procession crosses, silver liturgical vessels, wall-paintings from the churches cut in the rocks in the village Ivanovo and The Old Transfiguration Monastery.
Masterly worked out, in different forms, ornaments and with different techniques used, these objects and wall-paintings brought to your attention show not only the skills of the medieval Bulgarian masters-goldsmiths and artists, but the eternal human strive to beauty and spiritual perfection as well.
The exhibition will be opened on 22.03.2008/saturday/ from 14.00 p.m. in the Informational centre of Municipality Veliko Tarnovo. However, a very little part of the objects will be exposed there. They will only illustrate to you the diversity and magnificence of the medieval ornaments.
The whole exhibition “The treasures of Medieval Bulgaria” is exposed in the Archeological museum and you can visit it from 23th March to 23th April 2008.
The work time is from 9.00p.m. to 17.00p.m. each day, except for monday.