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National Museum of Anthropology


The National Anthropological Museum in Sofia seems like an incredible repository of Bulgaria’s historical and anthropological heritage. The exhibition’s chronological arrangement, spanning Prehistory, Antiquity, Middle Ages, and Renaissance, offers visitors a fascinating journey through time. The reconstructions of faces based on excavated remains, especially those of significant historical figures like Bulgarian kings, iconic liberation fighters, and individuals from ancient necropolises, offer a vivid glimpse into the country’s past.

Professor Yordan Yordanov’s unique expertise in reconstructing faces from skulls adds an exceptional dimension to the museum’s offerings. The insights gained from studying the collected anthropological materials and the national ossuary contribute significantly to academic research and our understanding of human evolution and history on Bulgarian lands.

The inclusion of various burial reconstructions, showcasing different historical laying styles, adds a poignant touch to the museum’s representation of cultural practices and beliefs across different periods. It’s remarkable how the museum not only displays artifacts but also engages visitors in the process of facial reconstruction, providing insight into the meticulous work behind these incredible recreations.

Adults: BGN 6.00
Pupils, students, soldiers: BGN 4.00.
Pensioners: BGN 3.00.
People with special needs: Free

Work time:
May 1 – September 30:
12:00 – 17:00
Tuesday – Sunday:
09:00 – 17:00

October 1 – April 30:
12:00 – 17:00
Tuesday – Saturday:
09:00 – 17:00

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