Pantheon of GS Rakovski and a museum of Renaissance
Author: Л. Иванова, 58 metres From Kotel. , Адрес: Kotel, пл. Възраждане 3 , Gps coordinates: N 42.8887352 E 26.4473158
In the center of the town of Kotel rises an impressive white stone monument - "Pantheon of Rakovski and a museum of Renaissance", opened on October 10, 1981 wide staircase leads to the Pantheon marble sarcophagus, where they find peace bone oktanki Georgi Sava Rakovski (1821 -1867) The. Born in Kotel named Sabi Stoykov Popovich, Georgi Rakovski is the founder of organized natsionalnorevolyutsionna struggle for the liberation of Bulgaria. Furthermore, revolutionary and tactician who led a detachment in the mountain in 1854, and in 1861 issued a "Plan for the liberation of Bulgaria", and in 1862 in Belgrade, the First Bulgarian Legion, Rakovski is also a historian, ethnographer and writer which publishes books, issue papers and writes on topics of public life.
The museum exhibition of the Pantheon consists of four rooms, which are themed: "Leaders," "enlightened," "rebels" and "revolutionaries." They acquaint visitors with those born in Kotel and otkarmeni constellation figures, a huge contribution to the Triune struggle for national education, ecclesiastical and political freedom - Bishop Sophronius of Vratsa, Neophyte Bozveli Dr. Petar Beron, Stefan Bogoridi, Captain George Mamarchev, George C . Rakovski, Dr. Vasil Beron, G. Krastevich, Anastas Granitski gene. Ivan Kishelski and many others, whether svoyaprinos renaissance in the development of processes in our boiler and become the cradle of the Bulgarian Revival.
A copy of the transcript of the first Sofroniev Paisii "Frankenstein" from 1765;
The first new Bulgarian printed book published in 1806, representing a collection of Sunday and holiday edifying speeches under the title "KIRIAKODROMION, even Nedelnik";
Facsimile of the lives of Sophronius "Life Sinful Sophronius and suffering" - the first autobiographical work in our literature;
Church plate, icons and literature associated with extensive in the eighteenth century the productive activity of Kotel literary and educational school;
St I, III and IV th edition of "Fish Primer" and chest with embalmed heart of Dr. Petar Beron, haidouk collection of weapons;
Personal belongings of Rakovski and his writings, including newspaper "Bulgarian Diary", "Danube Swan", "Budashtnost" and "defender", the first revolutionary poem "Wild Traveller", the first Bulgarian historical magazine "Bulgarian Antiquities", etc. .
The monument inspires confidence - human and national revival of the glory of the Kotel and the worship of many famous Kotel workers who built their lives and heroic sacrifice in the annals of Bulgaria and their covenants and cherishing love for our homeland remain eternal inheritance.
Pantheon is included in the 100 national tourist sites.
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