Varna Necropolis is internationally considered as one of the key archaeological sites in world prehistory. The oldest golden treasure in the world, dating from 4 600 BC to 4 200 BC, was discovered here.
Archaeological and Historical Museum Varna amassing its collection since 1887, before opening to the public in 1906. Over the Museum’s 115 years of existence, its curators have conducted numerous archaeological digs in the ancient part of the city—once known as Odessos—and in the Varna region, i.e. northeastern Bulgaria. Thanks to their findings and to other chance discoveries, the collection today contains more than 60 000 artifacts showing evidence of every phase of human occupation of this area from the Paleolithic (100 000 B.C.E) to the year 1700.