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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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  • Varna Necropolis is the oldest found Civilisation with man made gold treasure in the World-8000 years ago. Not made in Egypt or Shumer, but in Varna/Balkans. So if you really wish to see the oldest ev...  more »
  • The archaeological museum is located in the Centre of Varna in a beautiful old building in the depths of the Park. Showrooms the archaeological museum are arranged in chronological order, here are the original finds from the Palaeolithic to the middle ages, many of which are of great importance for archaeology in Europe and the world. From the archeological museum exhibits the greatest value is found during the excavations in the vicinity of Varna in 1972 year collection of jewelry. Two thousand pieces of pure gold were raised to the surface of the necropolis. In the graves discovered numerous gold items, jewellery, ceramics, stone and marble. This event has become a scientific sensation.
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  • This museum is world class and has some amazing artefacts. It is particularly strong for prehistory, Greek and Roman times and later Here there are stunning gold pieces, the oldest worked gold in the ...  more »