Interview of Professor Ivan Marazov for the Exhibition “Thracian Gold from Bulgaria. The Legends Come to Life”, 30 September – 30 November 2013, Moscow

Interview of Professor Ivan Marazov for the Exhibition “Thracian Gold from Bulgaria. The Legends Come to Life”, 30 September – 30 November 2013, Moscow

V. Inkova, Three Deer-Head Rhytons, 4th Century BC. Identical and different

Three rhytons from the Vassil Bojkov Collection participate in the exhibition “Legends coming back to life. Thracian gold from Bulgaria” and impress with their extraordinary similarity. All three of them consist of jumping deer heads and highly lifted and broadened towards the spout horns.

Three hour lecture in the exhibition „Thrace and the Ancient World 15th – 1st centuries BC – Vassil Bojkov Collection”

On Saturday, March 26th, 2011 Prof. Ivan Marazov presented a three-hour lecture at the exhibition „Thrace and the Ancient World 15th – 1st centuries BC – Vassil Bojkov Collection”, attended by New Bulgarian University and the National Academy of Fine Arts.

The exhibition „Thrace and the Ancient World 15th – 1st centuries BC – Vassil Bojkov Collection” started

The exhibition „Thrace and the Ancient World 15th – 1st centuries BC – Vassil Bojkov Collection” welcomed its first visitors.

The exhibition „Thrace and the Ancient World 15th – 1st centuries BC – Vassil Bojkov Collection” was presented to the media

On 21st March 2011, in the National Museum of History was opened the exhibition „Thrace and the Ancient World 15th – 1st centuries BC – Vassil Bojkov Collection”.

Introductory words by H.E. Yuriy N. lsakov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation

Introductory words by H.E. Yuriy N. lsakov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation, to the catalogue of the Exhibition The Saved Treasures of Ancient Thrace in the Vassil Bojkov Collection

Gergana Kabakchieva, Formation of Culture in Thrace during the Roman Age

Thracians is the name for the unification of the numerous Thracian tribes that inhabited an enormous area from the Carpathian Mountains in the north to the Aegean Sea in the south, from the Timok River valley in the west to the Black Sea in the east. Similar to the Scythians, they were defined by the father of history Herodotus as one of the most numerous people during the antiquity.

Ivan Marazov, Ancient Thrace. Art and Myth

The Bulgarian lands were the centre and a crossroads of a high culture ever since the Neolithic Age. The Varna Chalcolithic necropolis yielded the first processed gold in the world, moreover in quantities and object forms unknown anywhere else in Europe at that time.