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28 june '16

The crowns of the Bulgarian Tsars and Tsaritsi are displayed in the Sunny Room

On the 27th of June, 2016 the crown of the Bulgarian Tsaritsi from the Second Bulgarian Kingdom is exhibited for the fist time in the Sunny Room of the National Museum of History. The royal insignia is shown together with the crown of the Bulgarian Mediaeval Tsars, which was displayed for the first time in December 2015.
 
The crowns, which are the most important symbols of the system of state, were restored according to the murals from the Bachkovo Monastery and from the Boyana Church. They are made of gold, pearls, leather and semi-precious stones, provided by donations for a very short period of time. Professor, PhD Lachezar Tsotsorkov donated gold and Mrs. Elena Vasileva – pearls. The crowns were made by the jeweller Stoycho Vezenkov.
 
Photographs: Ani Petrova