Tourists who visit the Bulgarian pavilion at the World’s Fair in Dubai are extremely impressed by the replicas of the Bulgarian golden treasures. They are interested in the history, workmanship and purpose of the various parts of the treasures. The Bulgarian team is often asked if the logo of Expo 2020 Dubai depicts the golden phial, found in Panagyurishte and displayed as a replica in the pavilion.

Local journalists are also curious about the resemblance. During an interview with Abu Dhabi TV, Galina Raycheva, the executive director of the consortium that organizes the Bulgarian participation in Dubai, was pleasantly surprised by the hosts’ interest in the Bulgarian golden treasures. The Bulgarian archeological discoveries are a real attraction for the public in the UAE, and many believe that the resemblance between the logo of Expo 2020 and one of the Bulgarian gold artifacts is not a coincidence.

Galina Raycheva, Abu Dhabi
Galina Raycheva, Abu Dhabi

The culture and history of each country are invariably linked to world culture and history. Naturally, one of the goals of this world exhibition is to create bridges by erasing differences, to build long-term relationships and partnerships based on closeness and synergy.

The main theme of Expo 2020 Dubai is “Connecting minds, creating the future” and Bulgaria contributes to this through its ancient history. The concept of our pavilion is also based on the idea of sharing and collaboration between different cultures: “Bulgaria: a center of connectivity, the engine of the future”.

That is why we are honored that Dubai and the visitors of the Expo are looking for a connection between one of its symbols and our history.

The replicas of the Bulgarian golden treasures in the pavilion
The replicas of the Bulgarian golden treasures in the pavilion

The Bulgarian pavilion exhibits replicas of both the Panagyurishte and Varna golden treasures, through which we present the country as the cradle of one of the earliest civilizations in Europe.

Golden fiala
Golden fiala

The Panagyupca phial is one of the most popular artifacts found in Bulgaria.

Today, in Dubai, the golden treasure discovered in Panagyurishte is another reason to show the world that an ancient country like Bulgaria has many reasons to be respected for its contribution to the world’s cultural and historical heritage.