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National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, Sofia

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At National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, see tombstones, statues of idols, ceramics, and other artifacts that were found along the shores of the Black and Aegean seas. The museum's headquarters is in a former 15th-century mosque. At the main entrance, see the full-size copy of the 23 m (75 ft) high Madara Horseman, a medieval rock relief. The exhibits in the main hall feature finds from the late Bronze Age through the late Middle Ages. You can examine tools, figures made of clay and bone, and ceramic models of residential buildings and ovens in the prehistory hall. Don't miss the Roman and Greek portrait statues and a rich collection of paintings from the Bulgarian Middle Ages. To visit National Institute of Archaeology with Museum on your holiday in Sofia, and find out what else Sofia has to offer, use our Sofia.
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  • There is so much to see and absorb. I'm into history and anthropology and I love museums. Tour guides are available here. 
    There is so much to see and absorb. I'm into history and anthropology and I love museums. Tour guides are available here.  more »
  • This fascinating museum is located inside a former Ottoman mosque. It features many interesting exhibits from a variety of time periods. Highly recommended. 
    This fascinating museum is located inside a former Ottoman mosque. It features many interesting exhibits from a variety of time periods. Highly recommended.  more »
  • We spent more than two hours with an excellent English speaking archaeologist who provided a fascinating tour through the ages of this small museum, packed full of artefacts. The museum has many... 
    We spent more than two hours with an excellent English speaking archaeologist who provided a fascinating tour through the ages of this small museum, packed full of artefacts. The museum has many...  more »

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