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The official opening of the exhibition “Tsar Samuel († 1014) in a battle for Bulgaria” is coming up

07.10.2014
In honour of the 1000 anniversary of the death of Tsar Samuel († 06.10.1014), the National Archaeological Institute with Museum together with the National Museum of History, the Archaeological Museums at Preslav, Varna and Burgas, the Regional Historical Museums at Shumen, Razgrad, Dobrich, Pernik, Vratsa, Montana and Sliven and the Historical Museum at Panagyurishte, present the exhibition “Tsar Samuel († 1014) in a battle for Bulgaria”.

The exhibition is financed by the state subsidy for honoring the 1000 anniversary of the death of Tsar Samuel.

The aim of this exhibition is to present main aspects of the period of Tsar Samuel’s rule, the tsar and his family, his battles with the Byzantine Empire, important political figures, etc. The exhibition includes artifacts from the Patriarch’s Basilica in Drustur, golden coins of the Byzantine emperors John I Tzimiskes and Basil II, stamps of representatives of the Byzantine civil, military and religious administration.
              
The visitors will see the inscription from the village of German, ordered by Tsar Samuel in the memory of his parents and his brother, and also a copy of the Bitola inscription of Tsar Ioan Vladislav. A representative collection of rare and important pieces of weaponry from this period is also exhibited, coming from 13 museums in Bulgaria.
 
A video-tale accompanies the artifacts and is an important part of the exhibition. With the help of 2D and 3D animation and sound effects it will give the visitors the chance to get acquainted with the glorious history of this Bulgarian tsar and the dramatic end of his life.

The exhibition will be opened on the 7th of October 2014 and may be visited till the 11th of January 2015 in the Hall for temporary exhibitions of the National Archaeological Institute with Museum.