National History Museum in Sofia

A number of exhibits outline the grandeur of the medieval Bulgarian state - the third empire in Europe (after the Byzantine and Frankish empires): stone columns with record, triumphal, building and commemorative inscriptions.

National History Museum

(852-889), King Simeon the Great (893-927), King Peter (927-970), rich collections of vessels, embroidery crosses, jewels, the largest Bulgarian golden medieval ring (61.15 g) to Tsar Kaloyan (1197-1207), 11 silver and gold treasures, coins and armament; Testimonies of the epochal work of the St. Cyril and Methodius brothers who made a real revolutionary act for Medieval Europe with the creation of the Slavonic alphabet in 855 are works of the Preslav and Ohrid literary and spiritual schools and others.

With its collections, the National Museum of History is the Bulgarian Museum with the widest themes and representative exposition. It shows the treasures of Bulgaria.

Among the most precious ones are the golden Thracian treasures, which spread the glory of Bulgaria all over the world. These are parts of the Varna treasure, which is the oldest processed gold in Europe, dated back to the millennium BC.

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