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This phial depicts the figures of Heracles and Auge, a princess from the Kingdom of Tegea, who was also a priestess of Athena. The scene is from the ancient Greek mythology - the hero seduces the priestess and thus fulfils the prophecy of the Delphian oracle. The vessel is a masterpiece of the ancient toreutics. It was given to the local Thracian rulers as a gift or as war spoils.

Welcome to Vratsa Regional History Museum. The beautiful building has in its collection exceptional finds from various periods and cultures. Here you can find out more about one of the first agricultural civilizations in the Balkans and in South-Eastern Europe and dive into the mysticism…