THE COLLECTION

Vasil Bozhkov Collection is the most extensive private collection worldwide. The pieces have been
assembled from different parts of Bulgaria and abroad over the years. There are more than 3000
artefacts dating from the 4 000 BC to the 6th century AD. Part of them signify the Anatolian art,
some represent the Ancient Greek style, whereas others reveal the magnificent craftsmanship of the
people of Thrace.

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The Thrace Foundation Publishers was established in 2004. Its main activities are directed towards
issuing scientific literature about the Bulgarian cultural and historical legacy.

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Vasil Bozhkov Collection is the most extensive private collection worldwide. The pieces have been
assembled from different parts of Bulgaria and abroad over the years.

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Allard Pierson Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
American Numismatic Society, USA
Antikensammlung der Staatlichen Museen, Berlin, Germany

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General coordination / Yoana Cholakova

Texts and concept / Athanasios Sideris

General editorial supervision / Ruja Popova

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THE AUTHOR

Athanasios Sideris

Prof. Athanasios Sideris

Prof. Athanasios Sideris is born in Livadia, Greece, in 1965.

He graduated Charles University in Prague with a degree in Classical Archaeology and Université Denis Diderot –

Paris, France with Master of Arts in History and Civilization of the Western World.

 

Among some of the most significant and impressive archaeological finds are a bronze bird-like askos,
dating to the Bronze age; silver ram head cup with impressive gold details that is dated to the 5th
century BC and was most probably produced in an East Anatolian workshop; silver kantharos with a
detailed scene representing Theseus in Crete; a kylix with Theseus and the Marathon bull; gilded
silver cups with representations of Theseus and Helen.

CONTACTS

Address:
43, Moskovska str., Sofia 1000
Telephone:
P: +359 2 986 29 79;
+359 2 989 21 25
F: +359 2 981 45 40

E-mail: [email protected]