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The treasure hasn’t been exhibited in the British Museum since 1976, says ‎lead curator Dr Jamie Fraser

The Panagyurishte gold treasure is the climax of new exhibition at the British ‎Museum

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Photo: Ani Petrova, BNR

Visitors to the British Museum in London can now marvel at one of Bulgaria’s most ‎emblematic archaeological discoveries - the Panagyurishte gold treasure - as part of a ‎thematic exhibition entitled "Luxury and Power: From Persia to Greece”

The exhibition was ‎officially unveiled on May 4 and was attended by Bulgaria's Vice President Iliana Iotova, Minister of Culture Nayden Todorov,  Bulgarian ambassador Marin Raykov and Dr. Hartwig Fischer, director of the British Museum.

Vice President Iliana Iotova, Culture Minister Nayden Todorov and Bulgarian ambassador in the UK Marin Raykov at the opening of the exhibition
The Pangyurishte gold treasure is undoubtedly the star of this exhibition, says the ‎exhibition's lead curator Dr Jamie Fraser in an interview for BNR’s correspondent in ‎London Veselin Paunov. 

Dr Jamie Fraser is well-versed in the history of the ancient ‎Thracians, he has visited Bulgaria more than once and has a large contribution to having ‎the Panaguyrishte treasure at the British Museum as part of this exhibition.‎