Few months ago, we discovered the magnificent Archaeological Museum Varna, a historic architectural monument in the heart of the city, full of treasures. What’s more about one of the most unforgettable places in Varna, on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast.
Did you know that here, in the Archaeological Museum Varna, is the oldest gold treasure in the world ? we, neither. Its age goes back to 4000 BC. The treasure was discovered by chance during works near Varna, in 1972. It was made up of about 2000 almost pure gold objects of 23.5 carats. It contained jewelry, bracelets, necklaces and gold vessels.
As soon as you enter the museum, the old building of the School of Young Girls, you immediately feel the impressive history this place contains. Built in 1892 – 1898, 21 large rooms welcome visitors. And the area is just breathtaking.
It will be even more impressive to visit the museum outside of peak hours . To each room its universe. 15 rooms are devoted to Antiquity and the Greco-Roman period. 4 rooms are dedicated to the history of Varna during the Bulgarian kingdoms and the Middle Ages. 1 room is dedicated to the icons during the Renewal period of the XIX century.
The museum’s exhibition shows successively the materials of the different historical epochs, which follows the development of human society of the region of Varna over thousands of years – prehistory, Thracians, Antiquity, Middle Ages, Ottoman period.
You will remain speechless in front of the Golden Scepter – a symbol of monarchical power. It is one of the most striking pieces that can be seen in the Archaeological museum Varna’s collection.
Stay just as captivated by the grave 43 which contains the skeleton of a man of forty-fifty. He is covered with more than 100 gold ornaments. The scene describes the image of the chief – the king, who had sacral functions and possessing the symbols of power.
Full of others magnificent and historical pieces are exhibited here, that make Archaeological museum Varna much more unique. A guide will be useful to learn a lot about what the museum contains while being totally absorbed by Bulgarian history and let go to his discovery.
Enjoy your visit !