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Regional Historical Museum of Blagoevgrad description and photos - Bulgaria: Blagoevgrad. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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The Regional History Museum of the Bulgarian Blagoevgrad is located in the old quarter of Varosha, in one of the most interesting areas of the city. The buildings here were mainly erected at the beginning of the 19th century, the building of the historical museum was built in the style of the Bulgarian Renaissance. The rich museum fund demonstrates the rich history of the Pirin region.
The Blagoevgrad Historical Museum was founded in 1952. There are several departments here: ethnographic, archaeological, "Bulgarian lands of the 15th - early 20th centuries", "Art", "Nature" , "New, Contemporary History". The museum also has several scientific laboratories, in which the restoration and restoration of exhibits is carried out, as well as a library containing about 17 thousand volumes.
The museum contains more than one hundred thousand exhibits related to various historical eras. Blagoevgrad is located on the site of an ancient Thracian settlement, in the museum you can study archaeological finds dating back to this time (approximately 4-3 centuries BC): weapons, bronze armor, hammered masks, coins, jewelry, tools and medical devices. Also in the exposition of the museum are ancient artifacts - finds from the excavations of the necropolis of the village of Rupite, the ancient city of Melnik and Samuil's fortress.
A unique collection of exhibits is kept in the basement of the Blagoevgrad Museum. This is a set of so-called vowed figurines, the creation time of which is 6th century. BC. Historians believe that the ancient Thracians used these items for religious ceremonies and prayers for bountiful harvests.
In addition, the ethnographic department of the museum contains a rich collection of costumes of townspeople, fabrics, dishes and household appliances made of ceramics, glass, wood and metal of the turn of the 19th - 20th centuries. It also displays personal belongings of activists of the Bulgarian revolutionary liberation movement, samples of jewelry and printing art of Bulgarian masters from different historical periods. In the museum fund there are 23 paintings by Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, 86 photographs by Vladimir Dimitrov and many other works of art.
To popularize museum work, science and history, conferences and various educational events are held in the regional historical museum. The museum has received many awards and certificates, as well as various insignia.
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