On August 27 (Saturday), the National History Museum will be open to visitors until 16:00 p.m. (ticket office closes at 15:00 p.m.)

New archaeological season of Kokalyanski Urvich

At the beginning of July, archaeologists from the National History Museum and the Medieval Archeology Section of the National Archaeological Institute at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences began research in the citadel of the medieval fortress. Students from Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", Veliko Tarnovo University "St. St. Cyril and Methodius", Shumen University "Bishop Konstantin Preslavski" and New Bulgarian University. The excavations will continue until the end of July, and the funding is provided by the Metropolitan Municipality - Culture Directorate under the project of the National History Museum. The goal of the researchers is to examine the condition of the antiquities at the highest point of the fortification, where according to Paisiy Hilendarskiv "Slavic-Bulgarian History" "... for seven years King Shishman stood in Sredets and along Iskar. He had a monastery of Urvich with a strong fortress, and it was surrounded by water..."

The National History Museum recalls that 2022 marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of Paisius Hilendarski and the studies are dedicated to this remarkable person. The project also includes a series of lectures, which will aim to present not only the results of the archaeological research, but also to remind about the high priest of the Bulgarian Revival. Information about Kokalyanski Urvich can also be found at: kokalyanskiurvich.com

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