Lovech Museum of History Presents Exhibit on Ancient Thracian Aristocracy in Bulgaria’s Shumen
The Regional Museum of History in the city of Shumen in Northeast Bulgaria has unveiled an exhibition on the Ancient Thracian aristocracy with archaeological artifacts from the collection of the Regional Museum of History in the city of Lovech.
The exhibit entitled “The Treasures of the Thracian Nobility” will be on display in the Shumen Regional Museum of History from February 18 until May 12, 2016, the Museum has announced.
It presents single and collective Ancient Thracian finds from the Bronze Age and the Roman Era (all of Ancient Thrace was conquered by the Roman Empire in 46 AD).
The artifacts in question have been discovered most in Thracian funerals in Bulgaria.
Perhaps the most intriguing item in the Thracian Aristocracy exhibition is a parade mask helmet from the end of the 1st century AD.
A similar Ancient Thracian parade mask helmet, also from the 1st century AD, made news headlines when it was returned by the law enforcement authorities in the Archaeology Museum in Bulgaria’s Plovdiv, after it had been stolen 20 years earlier.
Other interesting items from the Lovech Regional Museum of History which will be on display in the Museum in Shumen include Ancient Thracian golden jewelry made with different metalwork techniques such as filigree, granulation, niello, and decoration with intaglio and semi-precious stones.
The “The Treasures of the Thracian Nobility” is on display in the Treasury Hall of the Shumen Regional Museum of History.
The Ancient Thracians were an ethno-cultural group of Indo-European tribes inhabiting much of Southeast Europe from about the middle of the second millennium BC to about the 6th century AD on the territory of modern-day Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova, Greece, Turkey, Macedonia, Serbia.