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Bulgarian khans' treasures on display in Sofia gallery

Date: 28.10.2007

Magnificent golden copies of Bulgarian khans' treasures have been exhibited in the gallery of EIBank in the capital city of Sofia.

The exhibition is a joint project of the bank, which hosts it, and Bulgaria's National Museum of History.

One of the collections contains more than 700 gold and silver objects that are among the most precious archaeological finds, discovered in 20th century.

The treasure belonged to Khan Kubrat and was unearthed in Ukraine in 1912. It is now being preserved State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg.

The other collection on display dates from later times and comprises 23 golden utensils with unique decoration. It was discovered on the territory of the Carpathian lowlands.

The copies of all the relics are property of Bulgaria's National Museum of History.

Visitors will be able to enjoy the exhibition until October 31.

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