Bulgarian City of Varna Exhibits 200-Year-Old Weapons
The Museum of Archeology in the Bulgarian city of Varna currently hosts a unique exhibition of antique weapons.
The exhibition is titled "Firearms and blank weapons from the stocks of the Regional Historical museum of Shumen (XVIII-mid-XX century)", Severina Yorgova, museum's Public Relations curator told for Focus radio - Shumen.
The blank weapons were manufactured in factories in Germany, Austria-Hungary, Russia. Some of them are the workmanship of Bulgarian masters dating back to Bulgaria's National Revival period.
Among the exhibited firearms are rifles, pistols, and machine guns from the National Revival period, the Serbo-Bulgarian, the Balkan, the First and the Second World Wars. The weapons were used by the armies of Bulgaria, Turkey, Germany, Russia, and the USSR, respectively.
Part of the collection belongs to the Regional Historical museum of Shumen and will be part of the temporary exhibition in Varna until 30 March, 2014.
- » Pioneering Maritime Archaeology in Black Sea
- » Der Standard: Antiquities Traders Have Little to Fear of Bulgarian Authorities
- » Unique Byzantine Coin Discovered in Bulgaria's Balchik
- » Bulgarian PM Unveils Archaeological Site with Museum Near Sredets
- » Excavation of Bulgaria's Largest Thracian Mound to Begin in May
- » UNESCO, Italy Join Forces to Protect Cultural Heritage from Extremists