“We present a unique exhibition from the collections of amateurs from the country about a not yet well-studied part of the ancient history of the Earth – paleontology – the science of the fossils of animals and plants from past geological epochs, for the discovery of the conditions and reasons for their evolution.
With the exhibits presented here, we want to show a part of this ancient vast world, to shed light in the darkness on the prehistoric animals and plants in the evolution of our home Earth”, said the director of the Regional History Museum in Razgrad Tanya Todorova at the opening of the exhibition.
Guests at the ceremony in the Ethnographic Museum were the Regional Governor of Razgrad Dragomir Zlatev, representatives of the “Culture” department in Razgrad Municipality, residents of Razgrad, a large number of them with their children.
Six paleontology enthusiasts from around the country display some of their collections of plants and animals that lived millions of years ago. Nikola Karapetkov from Kardzhali has arranged in the windows a skull of a mosasaur and a skeleton of a keichosaurus, a crinoid /an animal that looks like a water lily/ and teeth of a megalodon /prehistoric shark/; Slavi Slavchev from Vidin – ammonites – an extinct subclass of cephalopod molluscs found on our lands; Dimitris Fitakis from Sofia visits the Ethnographic Museum with sea urchins, also from Bulgaria, Asen Hristov from Provadia – nautiluses /marine cephalopods/, and Dimitar Dimitrov from Godech – mammoth tooth, notosaurus bones /the oldest found in our country/, jaws of a predatory cat and a whale /discovered near Vidin/.
The main initiator of the fossil exhibition – Plamena Petkova from Isperih, presents marine fauna – gastropods / sea snails / as well as a lower jaw of a bison. At the opening of the exhibition, she gave a fascinating talk to the audience about what she and her colleagues had done in the discovery, study and preservation of ancient fossils. According to her, even fiction does not have the imagination to imagine what happened on our ancient planet before mammoths and cave bears set foot on it.
The exhibition will be open until May 26. The Regional History Museum invites residents of Razgrad and guests of the city, and especially students, to visit the Ethnographic Museum and be transported with the “time machine” to the era of nascent life on Earth.
The entrance fee is two BGN for adults and one BGN for children.