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Varna Archaeological Museum, Varna

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Varna Archaeological Museum houses the oldest gold treasure in the world, dating back to 4600 to 4200 BCE. You can view more than 2,000 golden objects, including a golden scepter, the symbol of a monarch's power. Among the museum's collection of more than 100,000 artifacts, you can examine ceramics, coins, cult items, a golden necropolis, icons, jewelry, and weapons. Exhibits are categorized by historical periods: prehistoric, Thracian, ancient, medieval, Ottoman, and Bulgarian National Revival. On your way to the exhibition halls, note the decorated walls of the corridor that surrounds the building. The museum also houses a library, children's education museum, gift shop, and cafeteria. With our custom trip planner, Varna attractions like Varna Archaeological Museum can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Absolutely interesting and worth seeing. The Varna gold treasure is a "must". There's always an interesting exhibition in the Museum. Point deduction just because here and there a renovation / modernization of advantage would be.
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  • Pay 7 euros or something to enter the Museum. Was empty and we decided to not enter into it. Is well located.
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  • Being in Varna you can visit the archaeological museum, an interesting fact is that it was founded by the Czech brothers Karel and Hermann Škorpilów in 1887. Unusual collections, deserve attention, first and foremost, gold objects from the Neolithic period, and a great collection of icons most of the 14th century, and the ancient works of art enthusiasts of this type of souvenirs will surely not be disappointed. It should be noted that the oldest exhibits in the Museum can come even from the 7th century BC, a veritable mine of knowledge for lovers of ancient times. One of the better museums in Bulgaria. Recommend.
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