The Regional History Museum in Stara Zagora tells the entire story of these mystical lands stretching over thousands of years. The Museum reveals to its visitors the traces of civilizations found in this ancient city through more than one hundred thousand artifacts from 6 000 B.C. up to today.
The Museum was built on the remains of the main street of the ancient Roman city Augusta Traiana from 1st century A.D. A stroll down the well-preserved ancient road will make you feel the atmosphere of Ancient Rome. The Museum's building has several levels. Each one of them tells the story of a different period in the history of the city and the region, and it displays astonishing archeological findings. The impressive history of the city is visible in such important findings on a global scale such as the first copper mine in Europe dating back to 6 000 years B.C., the largest mound in Europe as well as the best preserved dwelling since Neolithic times in Europe.
In order to fully enjoy the historical riches of Stara Zagora and the region, you will need to devote sufficient time to the Museum. You will find not only work tools but also Roman statuettes, Medieval weapons, maps, flags and documents from the Bulgarian National Revival. The Regional History Museum houses priceless findings like a Roman bronze helmet with mask used for special occasions, a sword with the name of a Sarmatian King, a fabulous bronze matrix with the Bible's Annunciation scene, which is a masterpiece of Byzantine art, the handwritten copy of 'Istoriya Slavyanobolgarskaya' written by Saint Paisius of Hilendar (Paisiy Hilendarski), the flag of the rebels of Stara Zagora from 1875, which is the prototype of the Bulgarian national flag, among many others.