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The new-stone age (neolith) of the Balkan Peninsula comprises the period from 6200 to 4900 BC. This is the time of the first settled farmers and cattlemen on these lands. The social changes are related to the “Neolithic revolution” whose achievements later became the basis for development of all ancient civilizations.

The first proof of li [ … ]

Chalcolithic PERIOD

Chapter male anthropomorphic figure, late Chalcolithic culture Kodzhadermen-Gumelnitsa-Karanovo VI, tel Vetren

Early Bronze Age

The Early Bronze Age dates back to 3300 – 2000/1900 BC. It went through three stages of development defined as Lake A, Mihalich and Saint Kirilovo. The materials from this Age, which are presented in the museum’s exhibition, date back to the third, latest stage – St. Kirilovo.

The archeological excavations of the Kran village mound from the [ … ]


The transition between the Stone-Copper and Bronze Ages (the end of the IV – the beginning of the III millennium BC) marked the dynamics of the ethno-genetic processes that led to the formation of different tribal communities populating the Balkan Peninsula, more specifically – the Thracians.


Graphic rebuilding on ancient city Seuthopolis.

In the course of seven years an extensive research team led by Prof. Dimitar P. Dimitrov conducted rescue excavations of a Thracian town. After the discovery of a large marble inscription it became clear that the name of the town is Seuthopolis. The inscription reflects the contract [ … ]

Roman Era

In 45 BC Thrace became a Roman province. At the time of the Early Empire /Principat/ the closest big administrative center in the region was Augusta Trayana. On the territory of the Kazanlak valley there were probably small satellite villages, indirect proofs of which are the examined mounds from the Roman Era. It is worth noting th [ … ]