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The exhibition catalogue “Pagan Bulgaria: Power and Society” has been released


The exhibition is organized by the National Archaeological Institute with Museum at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, in partnership with RMA Varna, RMH Shumen, RMH Silistra, AM “Maritsa-Iztok”, NMH Sofia, RMH Dobrich, AM Veliki Preslav and RMH Haskovo.

The exhibition catalogue is bilingual, written in Bulgarian and English, and it is edited by Methodi Daskalov, Snezhana Goryanova, Milena Raycheva and Galina Grozdanova. It consists of two parts. The first one includes the following contributions: the Early Medieval culture of the Bulgarian lands according to archaeological data by Andrey Aladzhov, society and state in Bulgaria from the late 7th century to the mid-9th century by Pavel Georgiev, the excavated pagan necropoleis in the territory of Bulgaria from the late 7th to the 860s by Lyudmila Doncheva-Petkova, the Bulgarian belt by Metodi Daskalov, the luxury, nobility and everyday life in pagan Bulgaria by Galina Grozdanova and the monuments with anthropomorphic representations from the Bulgarian pagan period by Evgenia Komatarova-Balinova.

The second and last part is the catalogue of all the items included in the exhibition represented by photos along with detailed and extensive entries for each of them.

The exhibition is implemented with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria, Sofia Municipality, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Austrian Embassy in Sofia and Raiffeisen Bank.

The book is a catalogue of the homonymous temporary exhibition, which can be seen until 24 September, 2017 in the Temporary Exhibition Hall of the National Archaeological Museum.

M. Daskalov, S. Goryanova, M. Raycheva, G. Grozdanova (eds.). Pagan Bulgaria: Power and Society. Sofia. NAIM-BAS. 2017. ISBN 978-954-9472-48-6. 176 p.