National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, Sofia

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At National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, see tombstones, statues of idols, ceramics, and other artifacts that were found along the shores of the Black and Aegean seas. The museum's headquarters is in a former 15th-century mosque. At the main entrance, see the full-size copy of the 23 m (75 ft) high Madara Horseman, a medieval rock relief. The exhibits in the main hall feature finds from the late Bronze Age through the late Middle Ages. You can examine tools, figures made of clay and bone, and ceramic models of residential buildings and ovens in the prehistory hall. Don't miss the Roman and Greek portrait statues and a rich collection of paintings from the Bulgarian Middle Ages. To visit National Institute of Archaeology with Museum on your holiday in Sofia, and find out what else Sofia has to offer, use our Sofia.
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  • This museum is absolutely stunning! It has all sorts of artefacts, dating all the way back to the 14th century AD. I was particularly struck by the amount of jewels and treasures they have. A lovely....  more »
  • The five of us old school friends visited Sofia 26th February to 02 March and decided to see this excellent Museum. Some amazing exhibits from pottery 7000 years old to beautiful 14th C icons . There....  more »
  • This old mosque was converted into the museum and itself is interesting. This archeology museum has a whole host of prehistoric, Thracian, Roman and medieval items. The highlights being of course the....  more »

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