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Mobile Exhibition "Bulgaria and Mosaics" to Inaugurate the Renovated Ancient Villa "Armira" near Ivaylovgrad


From June 21 to July 21, as part of the program for the opening of the renovated Ancient Villa "Armira" near Ivaylovgrad, the State Institute for Culture under the Minister of Foreign Affairs will present the mobile exhibition "Bulgaria and Mosaics." Created by the Balkan Heritage Foundation in collaboration with Bulgarian museums and experts in the fields of art history and archaeology, the exhibition will reveal the richness of Bulgaria's mosaic heritage through impressive details from different eras.

The Ancient Villa "Armira," dating back to the 1st-3rd century AD, will be officially opened after extensive renovation, funded under a project of the Operational Programme "Regions in Growth." The villa is the richest private Roman palace on Bulgarian soil and is recognized as a cultural monument of national importance, included in UNESCO's indicative list.

The event program will include various activities: from a closing press conference to report the project results to re-enactments of ancient battles and rituals. The official opening ceremony will be hosted by actor Simeon Vladov, followed by the performance "A Constellation Called 'Love'" and operatic performances by Marta Kukularova.

The exhibition "Bulgaria and Mosaics," which will be presented by the Director of the State Institute for Culture – Snezhana Yoveva-Dimitrova, is expected to attract special interest. The exhibition consists of two components: printed and digital, including 26 panels with QR codes leading to a website with additional information about the presented objects and their history.

Visitors will have the opportunity to participate in interactive demonstrations and explore the renovated observation tower, which is illuminated and equipped with an external elevator. The evening will conclude with a light show and a concert program by DEEP ZONE Project.

The Ancient Villa "Armira" and the exhibition "Bulgaria and Mosaics" will continue to attract tourists and cultural heritage enthusiasts, offering a unique journey through time and the richness of Bulgarian mosaics.

Keywords Ivaylovgrad