The most significant monuments related to the foundation of Danube Bulgaria, the creation of the Bulgarian nationality, culture and literature are situated in Shumen region. Archaeological finds from the first capitals – Pliska and Preslav, the cult center Madara, Omurtag’s Aul and the Shumen fortress develop several topics connected to the First Bulgarian State. A special place is devoted to the appearance of the town of Shumen and its development till its conquest by the Ottoman Turks..

Hall 2

The second hall begins with materials related to the researches of the first Christian capital of Bulgaria – Preslav. Some of the exhibits that depict Bulgaria from the time of its Golden Age are impressive construction elements that decorated palaces and churches, original samples of the world-famous colour ceramics that decorated floors and walls, icons made of painted ceramics, jewelry, a replica of the famous Preslav’s gold treasure, stone inscriptions unearthed near Preslav’s monasteries. ...[+]