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Archaeological museum Maritsa-Iztok

The Orthodox temple Sv. Ivan Rilski
The Orthodox temple Sv. Ivan Rilski

The Archaeological Museum Maritsa-Iztok was founded in 1992 on the basis of the archaeological stock of the former Museum of the Power Industry of the Maritsa-Iztok. Its chief goal is the organization and conduction of all rescue archaeological research in the region of the Maritsa-Iztok power- producing complex. Before the museum's foundation, all archaeological research in the region was carried out by the historical museums of Stara Zagora and Nova Zagora. The beginning was laid in 1960 by Hristo Bouyukliev. The first field expedition on the territories of the settlements directly connected with the development of mining and the open pit mines was conducted in1986 under the guidance of Boris Borissov and Krassimir Leshtakov. Thus over 200 archaeological monuments were registered, including 3 fortresses, one rampant, 6 settlement mounds, 96 burial mounds, 14 settlements, 3 pit complexes, 3 flat necropolises.

The Archaeological Museum performs intensive field and research work. Two scientific conferences and over 10 thematic exhibitions have been carried out and five volumes of the series Maritsa-Iztok. Archaeological Research have been published.

There are 16 monuments and memorial signs of the killed in the wars.

The 11 Christian churches are also part of the cultural and historical heritage of the Radnevo municipality.

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