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Historical Museum - Pomorie
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Historical Museum - Pomorie has for nearly two decades preserved and exhibited the material part of the cultural and historical heritage of the town and the region. The building of the museum is a monument of culture. It was built during the last two decades of the nineteenth century, when a Greek girls school was originally housed in it.

The museum has a rich archaeological exposition consisting of unique exhibits related to the prehistory of the region, as well as the ancient and medieval history of Anhialo. The numismatic wealth of the exhibition consists of Anhialo coins from the Roman era, the cities of Messambria, Deultum, Marcianopolis. Medieval Byzantine, Bulgarian, Ottoman and Western European coin finds are also shown.

The period of Ottoman domination encompassing the XV - XIX century is represented by epigraphic monuments, Ottoman coins and other valuable exhibits of this era. An exhibition dedicated to the Revival traces the historical development of the town from the 18th century to the Liberation (1878). During the Revival, Anhialo is experiencing cultural growth. The exhibition reveals a wealth of information about the ethnic palette of the Anhialos population, combining the cultural features of Greeks, Bulgarians and Ottoman Turks. Among the presented exhibits can be seen: Gospel from the second half of XIX century printed in Venice on high quality paper; A church official from 1866; Silver crosses; Valuable models of iconographic art from XVIII - XIX century. Some of the icons show clear traces of overwriting. More than one painting layer is found on them.

The ethnographic exhibition reveals the interior of a traditional Anhialo house from the end of the 19th and the beginning of the XXth century, as well as household items. The ethnic aspect of the Anhialo region is very diverse, not only because of the location of the city during its centuries-old cosmopolitan existence but also because of the flow of refugees from Edirne and Aegean Thrace and Macedonia after the failed Bulgarian wars - Inter-Allies (1913) and First World (1915-1918)

  Bulgarian refugees meet with an unknown urban stereotype of those living in Anhialo Greeks, to whom the immigrants receive their color and folk traditions and over time and as a result of the mixed marriages that have arisen, cause the birth of a new eclectic spiritual and material culture. Some agricultural implements, handicrafts, ceramic vessels, head and body jewelry (from the end of the 18th century and the beginning of the 20th century), typical fabrics and costumes for the region, as well as curious indications of the importance of each element of the festive clothing of the man and the woman from the cradle to the grave.

The New and Recent History Department presents the historical development of the city in a rich photographic collection. Viticulture tools and vessels, as well as weapons used during the wars for national unification and World War II, were shown. An exhibition space devoted to the poet - revolutionary PK Yavorov and his residence in Anhialo presents interesting information about little known facts about his life and creativity.

In the halls of the museum there are also exhibits of Bulgarian and foreign artists.


Additional information about the museum

Translation Yordan Georgiev - trainee