Historical Museum, Yambol

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The Yambol Historical Museum is housed in a two-storey building in the centre of town. It was established in 1952 as a natural successor of local scientific and archaeological societies.
Today, the museum’s collection numbers approximately 93,000 exhibits, some of which of great artistic and historical value.
The exhibition of the museum is divided into several departments: Prehistory, Antiquity, Middle Ages, Numismatics, National Revival, Ethnography, Modern History and Contemporary History.
The archaeological treasures of the region of Yambol, displayed in the first-storey hall, include exhibits from the material and spiritual life of man as far back as the Neolithic period (7th-6th millennia BC). Here you can see some of the most important findings from the excavations of the nearby ancient Thracian town of Kabile.
The exhibition on the second floor of the museum is dedicated to the ethnographic peculiarities of the region of Yambol. Here you can learn more about the local rites and customs, crafts, holidays and beliefs of the people of Yambol. Among the most fascinating exhibits are folk dresses, ritual costumes, decorated ritual masks (kukeri rites), urban attire, musical instruments, etc.
Souvenirs and information materials are available for purchase at the site.

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