We are happy to present you the Romfeya Foundation from Bulgaria, whose aim is to promote the cultural and historical heritage of our country, and in particular the Vatevi Collection named From the Stone to the Powder.
The Collection includes over 4 000 items of prehistoric, antique and medieval weapons and military equipment collected by the Vatevi family for three generations.
The Foundation was established in 2012 and its manager and owner of the Collection is Mr. Boyko Vatev. Owing to his good intentions and ambition, the Collection received public acceptance and each artifact in it was duly identified and registered at the Regional Archaeological Museum Plovdiv – one of the oldest museums in Bulgaria.
The founder of the Collection was Mr.Vatev's late father – Ivan Vatev. His collector’s efforts and idea to preserve the Bulgarian cultural heritage mark the beginning of the Collection in the 1940’s.
Nowadays, the two sons of Mr. Boyko Vatev – Ivan and Dimitar Vatevi, are committed to the popularization of the Vatevi Collection.