The culture and civilization of Thrace is illustrated in an extensive exhibit to be opened Tuesday at the Archaeological Museum, according to the Ministry of Culture in a press release.
Titled “The Silver of Thrace,” the exhibit illustrates the importance of objects made of precious metals in the life of Thracian society, including wine drinking vessels, jewelry and other decorative items.
The items on display are from the collection of the National Archaeological Institute with Museum at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and 17 other Bulgarian museums.
The exhibition is a result of the cooperation between the two countries’ archaeological museums and comes after North Macedonia’s archaelogical exhibition “105 Years Since the Discovery of the Necropolis at Trebenishte” opened in the National Archaeological Institute with Museum at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in Sofia, Bulgaria, in October.
High officials from both countries will attend the opening of “The Silver of Thrace.” They include North Macedonia’s Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi and Bulgaria’s Parliament Speaker Rosen Zheliazkov as well as both countries’ ministers of culture, North Macedonia’s Bisera Kostadinovska Stojchevska and Bulgaria’s Krastyu Krastev.
Praised by archaeologists for their uniqueness and exquisite craftsmanship, the Tracian silver artifacts have been shown in several museums across Europe and the world. The exhibition in Skopje, however, is the most comprehensive one so far, organizers say.