Vampire souvenirs are in high demand

The Sozopol souvenir shops urgently are placing orders for Dracula souvenirs, as it turns out that the Sozopol “vampire” and the notorious Romanian count have been relatives.

According to the website, several advertising agencies in Bourgas have received orders for vampire souvenirs.

Currently t-shirts and mugs with Dracula can be bought only in Romania or online.

On June 16, the so-called “Sozopol vampire” will be on display in the National History Museum in Sofia.

In the past few weeks in various parts of Bulgaria archaeological digs unearthed several skeletons of people from different historical periods, on which were performed various anti-vampire rituals. Historians and archaeologists said that such rituals were very popular in the past and were often practiced until the beginning of the past century.

The so-called “Sozopol vampire” was one of the two sekeltons found in a necropolis at the walls of  Sts. Cyril and Methodius church in the town. Both were preliminary dated to the 13th-14 century and had iron ploughshares driven through their hearts.

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