National expositions traditionally focus on the elite culture of the secular and spiritual world – power, the church, political ideology, etc. The presentation of the everyday life of common people remains in the background. Nevertheless, it is still a challenge when studying the Early Middle Ages in view of the fragmented data on the materiel culture of the epoch. The new acquisitions by the National Museum of History and discoveries made at excavations of Old Bulgarian necropolises, situated near the Topola village, Dobrudja District, Balchik and Dibich village, Shumen District, have made it possible to attempt a depiction, even partially, of the everyday life of Bulgarians in the late 7th – 10th century - clothing, ornaments and accessories, and tools such as: fire strikers, knives, sharpeners, sickles, etc.
A special focus represents the unique, for now, fully preserved necklace of copper beads with traces of gold, discovered in the Shumen District.