Sofia History Museum exhibits latest archaeological discoveries

Written by on April 19, 2016 in Bulgaria, Leisure - Comments Off on Sofia History Museum exhibits latest archaeological discoveries

The second annual exhibition of archaeological discoveries in the Bulgarian capital city in the past year is being held at the Sofia History Museum, opening on April 19 at 6pm and continuing until May 29.

The main objective of the exhibition is to showcase the latest discoveries and to stimulate interest in the rich heritage of Sofia, the museum said.

The exhibition will focus on the most interesting discoveries made by the archeological team in season 2015, a year in which conducted a record number of studies were carried out in Sofia and the surrounding region.

Twenty-one archaeological sites were studied, including at Sveta Nedelya Square, excavations in connection with the construction of the Serdica 2 metro station, examination of the early Christian basilica in the courtyard of the Sveta Maria Magdalena monastery in Buhovo, excavations of the Early Neolithic village in Slatina, at the Largo in the centre of Sofia and in the village of Chukovezer in Dragoman.

The museum said that some of the most interesting finds included clay figures, ceramic lamps, a decorated ivory needle, fragments of a Roman military diploma, a bronze amulet, head with Asian features and 43 gold rings.

Various coin treasures are a focus of the exhibition, the museum said. The largest hoard was found at Sveta Nedelya Square, the largest found in the territory of Serdica, the Roman-era name of the city. The treasure consists of 2974 silver coins and five bronze coins, dated to the middle of the third century.

The exhibition also include 100 coins found in Chukovezer, dating from the third to the fourth century, the Sofia History Museum said.

(Photo: Clive Leviev-Sawyer)

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