Restaurated authentic elements of the famous Thracian carriage, discovered in Dylgata mogila (The Long Mound), as well as its smaller-scale replica, can be seen for the first time at the Sofia National Museum of Archaeology. The exposition The Magnificence of Eternity – the Two-Wheeled Carriage from the Village of Karanovo, the Region of Nova Zagora continues until the 20th of April. Discovered in 1976 by archeologist Mityu Kynchev, the carriage is one of a kind for the Bulgarian land – aristocratic and luxury.Here you can listen to Svetoslav Nikolov’s interview with Evgeni Dimitrov – president of Cultural Projects – one of the organizations that have carried out this undertaking.
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. On photo 7: art restaurator Sylvia Bakalova works on the replica of the carriage at the Museum of Nova Zagora. On photo 9: representatives of the organizations that have carried out the project and that have organized the exhibition at its opening on 5 April 2011: Lyudmil Karavasilev – Manager PR and Sponsorship at the United Bulgarian Bank, Boni Petrunova – Deputy Director of the National Institue of Archaeology and Museum at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Todor Chobanov – Deputy Minister of Culture, Evgeni Dimitrov – president of the Cultural Projects Association, Vesselin Ignatov – archaeologist at the History Museum of Nova Zagora, Nikolay Sharankov from the St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia, Konstantin Gospodinov from the Regional Museum of History – Burgas, art restaurator Sylvia Borisova and restaurator Petya Nikolova from the National Museum of History.Authors of the photos: Evgeni Dimitrov (1, 2, 5, 6 и 7) and Miro Zlatev (3, 4, 8 и 9) from bulPhoto Bulgarian Photo News Agency.