Olli Rehn to Close Travelling "Mini Bulgaria"

Society | November 5, 2006, Sunday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 0
Bulgaria: Olli Rehn to Close Travelling "Mini Bulgaria" One of the scaled models at ???Bulgaria in Miniatures??? exhibition represents the historic Assenovgrad Fortress, where Bulgarian Kings Petar and Assen declared an uprising against Byzantine yoke. File photo by Yuliana Nikolova (Sofia Photo Agency)

The travelling exhibition revealing key historic and cultural moments of Bulgarian history will be officially closed by the EU commissioner for enlargement in Brussels.

Olli Rehn will attend the final day of exhibition of "Bulgarian in Miniatures", which was displayed at the central office of the European Commission for about a week.

More than 15,000 people have visited the Bulgaria in Miniatures exhibition to see scaled models of take a glimpse of the country's most spectacular historic and cultural sites.

After travelling across Bulgaria for about a year, the exhibition has set on a European tour aimed to promote the EU newcomer's history and culture.

The project features scaled models of sites and events telling the history of Bulgaria.

The ultra-realistic design of each item does accommodate on a flat hand some of key turning points in Bulgarian history, culture and personalities, as well as several of most intriguing archaeological findings in recent years.

The models are sized between 60 and 120 cm. The artful lighting, the hidden loudspeaker boxes and the human figures in the surroundings are meant to obtain a vivid picture of the respective historical epoch.

The exhibition is to cover 30 cultural monuments, including the Rila Monastery, the medieval fortress Tsarevets of Turnovo, Bulgaria's smallest town of Melnik with the sandstone pyramids surrounding it, the ancient theatres in Plovdiv and many other culture-historical sites of interest.

The project is designed to present Bulgaria as a tourist destination with a thousand-year old history and various culture traditions, author Suni Suninski explained.

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