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Prague Castle to host exhibition of treasures of ancient Thrace

28 March 2012

Sofia, March 27 (CTK) - An exhibition of golden treasures from the tombs of the ancient Thracian rulers will be staged at Prague Castle this autumn, President Vaclav Klaus said after his talks in Bulgaria Tuesday.

The exhibition will probably start at the end of October or in early November. It will feature rare exhibits from the 5th and 6th centuries BC, that is from a period before Alexander the Great who lived in the 4th century BC.

The exhibits come from the collections of the Bulgarian National Archaeological Museum in Sofia and Plovdiv and comprise finds from the past 60 years.

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev said the exhibition would be held under the aegis of the two countries' presidents.

Klaus, on a one-day working visit to Bulgaria, said he hopes Plevneliev will arrive for the inauguration of the exhibition.

The Bulgarian exhibition will be a third one at Prague Castle to present valuable historical collections from "national treasures."

Recently, an exhibition from the collections of the Moscow Kremlin ended at Prague Castle. It featured coronation jewels and other personal items of the famous Russian Romanov dynasty.

A permanent exhibition presenting the Czech St Vitus's treasury was reopened to the public after many years in 2011.

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