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Prehistoric Thracia 6th 3rd Millennium B.C. Exhibition is visiting the Regional History Museum in Kyustendil from April to September 2011

The joint exhibition of the museums in Stara Zagora, Yambol, Nova Zagora, Radnevo and Pazardzhik Prehistoric Thracia 6th 3rd Millennium B.C. will be exposed at the Kyustendil Regional History Museum from April 2001 to September 2011. It is exhibited at the Ahmeb Bey Mosque Exhibition Hall situated closed to the Ancient Roman Therms in Kyustendil. The exhibition shows marvelous artifacts of the rich prehistoric collections of the five Bulgarian museums among which are the following distinguished vessels: the anthrop-zoomorphic vessel with the image of two human bodies male and female from Starozagorski Minaralni Bani; the ceramic female figurine from the village of Sarnevo, Stara Zagora district; the richly decorated vessel with graphite and red coloured paint from the village of Yunatsite, Pazardzhik district; the unique collection of miniature vessels from the settlement mound near the village of Drama, Yambol district and lots of other interesting exhibits.

Unquestionably, the exhibition reveals that for two millennia period, along the Upper Thracian Plain, there has been developing a brilliant culture of the ancient agricultural societies that established the bases of the European civilization. Within the regions of Yambol, Nova Zagora, Radnevo, Stara Zagora, Pazardzhik situated in the Upper Thracian Plain there have been registered over 450 prehistoric settlement mounds and open settlements revealing an astonishing location of people during the Late Prehistory (the 6th the 3rd millennium B.C.).

Exhibition opening: the 7th of April 2011, 5.00 p.m. Venue: Ahmed Bey Mosque Exhibition Hall in Kyustendil



Night of Museums May 17th, 2008

Regional History Museum Kyustendil participated in the fourth European NIGHT OF MUSEUMS, which took place on Saturday, 17 May 2008. It was placed under the patronage of the Council of Europe and was linked with the "International Museum Day" May 18th. The event started with the opening of numismatic exhibition in the museum archeological hall and continued till around 1.00 am with promotion of two popular science films - Along the Holy Places in Kyustendil District and Beyond Hitlers Grasp. Special participants at the Night of Museums were Aleksandra Borisova and ballet studio Debut, who enjoyed town citizens and guests with their wonderful open-aired performances beyond the searchlights, among the beauty of the ancient Roman therms.

This festive and convivial event aims to encourage new visitors, especially young people, to enter museums and also to mobilise European museums and their visitors for contributing to the construction of a Europe of culture.



Ancient Festival Ulpia Pautalia, 4th 6th of June, 2010

In the town of Kyustendil a three-day ancient festival was organized called Ulpia Pautalia 2010. It started with a procession of the participants from the Museums yard to the Roman therms and the central square. Most of the participants were Bulgarians but there were also from Estonia and Hungary. They represented town ritual announcing the ancient town of Pautalia (today Kyustendil) as a town with adjoining territory, slaves market, gladiators fighting, Roman religious ritual of Asclepius and Roman theatre. The festivals culmination took place on the last festival day when the people who had come at the Museums yard enjoyed the performances such as: demonstration of Roman armament and Roman female and male garment, spare and bow shooting, gladiators fighting, Roman cuisine and Roman wedding.

The Festival was organized by the Kyustendil Municipality and the Mos Majorum Organization.



The Cutlery Tradition and Modern Times in the Gabrovo Region Exhibition is visiting the House Museum of Dimiter Peshev in Kyustendil

From 19th of March to the end of May 2011 the Etar Architectural-Ethnographic Complex in the town of Gabrovo visits the Kyustendil Regional History Museum with its exhibition devoted to the cutlery at the Gabrovo Region.

The town of Gabrovo with its vicinities is one of the most popular cutlery centers within the Bulgarian lands during the Bulgarian Renaissance. There are more than 150 types of different knives. The exhibition with its 19th century exhibits presents the peculiar tradition and succession in knives production within the region of Gabrovo. There are also different legends about the knife and the knifes saint-patron St. Atanas presented. Through donations, buying and master contests organized at the Etar, today the Etar Museum possesses one of the biggest knife collections of contemporary Bulgarian masters in cutlery.

The exhibition is arranged at the House Museum of Dimiter Peshev in Kyustendil and contains over 130 exhibits. It is accompanied by bazaar of the Etar master in cutlery Andey Andreev who will show his mastery during the exhibition opening. There will be presented a museums documentary film on the Gabrovo tradition in the knives production.

Opening: 19th of March 2011 at 4.00 pm at the House Museum of Dimiter Peshev.




Regional Historical Museum Academician Yordan Ivanov, Kyustendil - 2004-2006