Bulgarije / Bulgaria
Sofia: National Theater
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The "Ivan Vazov" National Theatre is Bulgaria's national theatre, as well as the oldest and most authoritative theatre in the country and one of the important landmarks of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. It is located in the centre of the city, with the facade facing the City Garden.
The theater is now named after the prominent Bulgarian poet, novelist and playwriter Ivan Vazov.
The building's facade is also depicted on the 50-levs Bulgarian banknote issued in 1999 and 2006.
This postage stamp is from a series of 5, issued in 1999:
These stamps depict gold treasures from Panagyurishte, a town about 90 km east of Sofia.
The story on this treasure reads as follows:
"One frosty morning on the 8th of December 1949 three brothers – Pavel, Petko and Michail Deikovi worked together at the region of “Merul” tile factory near Panagyurishte. It’s about ten o’clock in the morning, when processing a new layer of clay they came across unusual glossy objects. With all of its magnificence a fabulous set of vessels glittered in front of the workers.
When finally unearthed, it was found to consist of a phial and eight rhytons, one shaped like an amphora and the others like heads of women or animals.
Dated to the turn of the fourth and third century BC, the find was sensational, not only for its weight in gold — over 6.146 kg of pure gold, but also for the originality of its forms.
It is now a world famous Thracian treasure and one of the most valuable possessions of the National Historical Museum.
(text from en.wikipedia.org)."