The Exhibition

The permanent exhibition in the Museum Center "Thracian Art in the Eastern Rhodopes" provides information about the tomb in the context of the Thracian culture in its peak, namely V-II centuries B.C. Visitors can trace the chronology of discoveries and studies and know more about the interpretation of the murals.

On a regional level, the Thracian cultural heritage is represented through movable monuments of culture dating from Late Iron Age (VI-I centuries B.C.). The museum is the place to see the most remarkable archaeological monuments discovered in different parts of the Eastern Rhodopes, Sakar Mountain and the valley of the Maritsa River.

Besides the replica of the Tomb of Alexandrovo and its unique murals, which has applied for a UNESCO monument, the Museum Center "Thracian Art in the Eastern Rhodopes" displays for the first time a gold treasure dated around 4500-4000 B.C. Jewellery similar to artefacts discovered in the Varna necropolis, are the oldest gold treasure discovered in the world.

Authors of exhibition:
Thematic plan - Irko Petrov
Spatial layout - Professor Bozhidar Ionov
Photos - Ivo Hadjimishev, Assistant Professor DSc Nikolay Ovcharov, Dr. Georgi Nehrizov, Irko Petrov
Maps - Professor Dr. Valeria Fol, Stanislav Iliev
Consultant - Professor Dr. Ivan Marazov

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