Sunday, 20 August 2017

Ostrich Egg Flagon from V BC on Display in Ruse, Bulgaria   
27 February 2014 | Curious water vessel, made of ostrich egg, was found in en ancient Thracian grave and restored by Bulgarian archeologists. The object is now on display in the history museum of Ruse, northern Bulgaria.

The egg was unearthed in Northern Bulgaria, in the tomb of a Thracian nobleman. It arrived in the museum in numerous pieces, which the experts had to assemble. Installed on thee bronze legs, it is equipped with a handle. A fine elongated bronze neck with a spout transforms the egg into a flagon.

It remains unclear where and under what circumstances the antique was found. The museum announced that it received it as a donation. The estimated age of the finding is 2500 years.

This finding has no analogue in Bulgaria, which makes it an even more important rarity. The British Museum’s collection contains two ostrich eggs from the same period – VII-VI BC, with traces of metal on them. But this seems to be the first complete vessel of this sort, says the director of the museum, Nikolay Nenov.




Foreign Wines Outnumbered Bulgarian Ones on Vinaria 2014 Competition

11 March 2014 | National wine tastings, preceding Bulgaria’s biggest wine fair, Vinaria 2014, started today with a surprise: foreign wines exceeded in number Bulgarian ones first time in history of the competition. Full Story

Curiosity Chest

Dimitur, who visualisеd the Bulgarian expression “Pumpkin Head!”

26 February 2014 | He is 26 and he tried to enroll in the national Fine Arts academy. Academics, though, refused to recognize his talents, and this is how he searched for consolation in food carving. Full Story


Bansko Jazz Festival in Bulgaria: The Hills Are Alive with the Sound of Music

Although Bankso is still best known as Bulgaria’s biggest and most modern winter resort and a skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts’ favourite, the town – nestled in the Pirin Mountain, has also established a reputation among music lovers as the host town of one of the country’s biggest jazz festivals. Full Story