15 Jul 2019

Park Center Hosts Traveling Exhibition of "Muzeiko" and Black Sea MAP

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The Lost World Exhibition will introduce shopping center visitors an exciting moments from the world's largest marine archaeological expedition exploring the bottom of our sea.

From July 16th to September 15th, 2019, visitors to Park Center Sofia will have the opportunity to get acquainted with a world-class project for free!

BLACK SEA The Maritime Archaeology Project (Black Sea MAP) is the largest Black Sea survey ever made. It was conducted by Southampton University, Södertörn University, Connecticut University, the National Archaeological Institute with a Museum at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and the Center for Underwater Surveys in Sozopol, and brings together over 70 scientists from all over the world. Within 4 years, the project identified 60 ancient shipwrecks, preserved flawlessly in the oxygen-free Black Sea environment.

The most curious results of this study are also the highlights of the interactive exhibition called “Lost Worlds”. It is designed for a wide audience of 5 to 95 years old.

Through virtual reality, 3 D models, documentary videos, deepwater photographs and interactive modules - the exhibition engages Park Center visitors in the inaccessible world of underwater exploration. Some of the secrets of the archaeological and geological studies of the Black Sea also revealed. An interesting fact is that the sea is considered to be one of the best underwater laboratories around the world because of its oxygen-free waters in which artifacts are retained well than in any other environment.

The exhibition is organized in five modules, distributed as follows:

The project and the participants - this is an introductory panel that presents the idea of ​​the project and the scientific team. Visitors will see full-color, high-quality, large-scale photographs and 3 D models.

Underwater stratigraphy - in a specially designed module are presented various layers of accumulations, identified during the drilling of the Ropotamo river. Visitors to Park Center can see, catch and explore special volcanic ashes; remains of an ancient settlement and others. And to gain insight into the accumulation of layers of cultural and natural remains that archaeologists explore.

3D Ship Models - At Park Center you will see fully reliable models of four of the open ships, crafted precisely and in scale on a 3 D printer.

Shipwrecks - This module includes a virtual reality - visitors will receive VR glasses from a Park Center representative on a 3rd floor location in the mall. Through VR glasses, guests will immerse themselves in the world of ancient shipwrecks that the Black Sea MAP project identifies at the bottom of the Black Sea. Interestingly, the pictures are made using a radio-controlled mechanism that has so far only been used for industrial footage at a depth of between 1 and 3 km.

Documentary films and photographs taken by a professional team and technologies that provide access to inhospitable sea depths will allow anyone to "spend" on the bottom of the Black Sea. These materials are a beautiful and inspiring testimony to the research work.

The exhibition “Lost Worlds” on Black Sea MAP is supported by the Julia and Hans Rausing Trust and is one of the world's largest marine archeology projects.

The venue: Park Center Sofia, floor 3 - entrance free.

Period: 16.07 - 15.09.2019

Every day from 12:00 to 20:00.

The exhibition is suitable for children over 5 years of age.