A Japanese prince will opena a museum of Thracian art in Bulgaria
A new museum of Thracian art will be opened in the Eastern Rodopi mountains by the son of the Japanese emperor – Akishino. This was announced during the visit of the Bulgarian president Georgi Parvanov and his wife in the country of the rising sun.
The museum will be located near Haskovo, close the Tomb of Alexander, which was found in 2002 by the famed Bulgarian archaeologist Georgi Kitov. The museum will be finished by May 2009 and opened immediately. The second son of the Japanese emperor and his wife attend the grand opening.
The museum will present a complete and rich information on the Thracian places in the Eastern Rodopi – Perperikon, Tatul, the cave Utrobata, the sanctuary “Gluhite kamani” (the Deaf stones) near the village Liubimets. There will be a copy made of the Tomb of Alexander. Japan provided 3,5 million dollars for the construction of the museum.