Bulgaria’s Plovdiv Municipality Signs EEA/Norway Grant Contract for ‘Digitization’ of Archaeological Heritage
Bulgaria’s Ministry of Culture and the southern Plovdiv Municipality have signed a grant contract for the “digitization”, i.e. filming, photographing, 3D presentation, and web publication of Plovdiv’s archaeological and historical heritage with funding provided from the European Economic Area (EEA)…
Expedition Sets Out in Search of Archaeology Sites in Bulgaria’s General Toshevo Municipality
A special expedition of archaeologists from several institutions has set out to explore the archaeological heritage of one of Bulgaria’s most remote municipalities, General Toshevo Municipality, located in the very northeast of the country along the land border with Romania.
Archaeologists Discover Main Aqueduct of Ancient Odessos during Rescue Excavations in Bulgaria’s Varna
Bulgarian archaeologists have discovered the main aqueduct which brought water into the Ancient Thracian, Greek, and Roman city of Odessos (Odessus), the predecessor of today’s Black Sea city of Varna, during the Late Antiquity period.
Late Medieval Jewish Necropolis in Bulgaria’s Karnobat to Become Cultural Tourism Destination
A Jewish necropolis from the Late Middle Ages, which is located near the eastern Bulgarian town of Karnobat and contains the earliest known graves of Sephardi Jews in the Balkans, is set to be restored and turned into a cultural…
Bulgarian Archaeologists to Excavate Early Christian Basilica, Roman Forum at Ancient City Heraclea Sintica
Bulgarian archaeologists are set to resume their excavations of the Ancient Thracian, Greek, and Roman city of Heraclea Sintica located near the town of Petrich in Southwest Bulgaria.
Construction Workers Stumble Upon Ancient Roman Wall in Bulgaria’s Plovdiv
Construction workers laying water supply and sewage pipes in the southern Bulgarian city of Plovdiv have stumbled upon an Ancient Roman wall, possibly the western wall of the Forum of ancient Philipopolis, and have even managed to damage it.
Bulgaria’s Pavlikeni Signs Grant Contract for Restoration of Ancient Roman Ceramic Factory
Bulgaria’s Ministry of Culture and the northern Pavlikeni Municipality have signed a grant contract for the restoration of a 2nd-3rd century Ancient Roman ceramics factory with funding provided from the European Economic Area (EEA) and Norway Grants mechanism.
Bulgaria’s Kardzhali Signs Grant Contract for Restoration of Ancient, Medieval Rock City Perperikon
Bulgaria’s Ministry of Culture and the southern Kardzhali Municipality have signed a grant contract for the restoration of the medieval Bulgarian fortress of Perperikon, which also harbors a prehistoric, Ancient Thracian and Roman rock city, with funding provided from the…
Bulgarian Archaeologists Uncover More of ‘Luxury’ Ancient Roman Road Station in Fresh Excavations
Achaeologists from Bulgaria’s National Museum of History have uncovered more of what appears to have been a “luxury” Ancient Roman road station near the Roman fortress Sostra located close to today’s town of Troyan on the route of Via Traiana, a…
History Museum in Bulgaria’s Sliven Receives Ancient Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Austrian Coins Seized from Treasure Hunters
The Regional History Museum in the eastern Bulgarian city of Sliven has received from the police and judicial authorities a total of 386 coins and other archaeological artifacts from different archaeological periods which have been confiscated from now sentenced treasure…
Bulgaria’s Plovdiv Funds Emergency Rescue Excavations of Ancient Thracian Burial Mound Targeted by Treasure Hunters
A total of BGN 40,000 (app. EUR 20,500) in funding have been allocated by the City Council in the southern Bulgarian city of Plovdiv for emergency rescue excavations of a large Ancient Thracian tumulus (burial mound) located near the town…
Bulgarian Prosecutors Charge 3 Men with Treasure Hunting Digs in Ancient Roman Military Camp Novae
Three men from the District of Pleven in Northern Bulgarian have been charged with treasure hunting on the territory of the Ancient Roman legionary base and city Novae located near today’s Danube city of Svishtov, Bulgaria’s Interior Ministry has announced.
Bulgaria’s Sozopol to Celebrate 5 Years since Discovery of St. John the Baptist Relics with Archaeological Exhibit
Bulgaria’s Black Sea resort town of Sozopol is organizing a special archaeological exhibition in order to celebrate the 5th anniversary since the discovery of the relics of St. John the Baptist, which were found by Prof. Kazimir Popkonstantinov in 2010…
Bulgaria’s Plovdiv Seeks Ownership of Early Christian Great Basilica from Central Government
The municipal authorities in the southern Bulgarian city of Plovdiv have declared their intention to seek from Bulgaria’s Ministry of Culture a transfer of property rights over the entire site of the Early Christian Great Basilica, an archaeological monument which…
Bulgarian Orthodox Church Honors Victims of Communist Terrorist Attack in St. Nedelya Cathedral 90 Years Later
The Bulgarian Orthodox Church has held a memorial service to honor the memory of the hundreds of people killed in the terrorist attack at the St. Nedelya Cathedral in Sofia committed by the then outlawed Bulgarian Communist Party on April…
Bulgarian Archaeologists Find 3rd Skeleton in Ancient Thracian Child Sacrifice Pit, Enlist Scottish Osteoarchaeologist for Research
The skeleton of a third child sacrificed by Ancient Thracians has been discovered by Bulgarian archaeologists in the same ritual pit at the prehistoric site near Bulgaria’s Mursalevo where last week they found the remains of two Thracian child skeletons.
Archaeologists from Bulgaria’s Kazanlak Seek Excavation Permit for Late Antiquity, Medieval Fortress Buzovo Kale
The team of History Museum “Iskra” (“Spark”) in the central Bulgarian town of Kazanlak is expecting a permission to carry out excavations at the Late Roman, Early Byzantine, and medieval Bulgarian fortress of Buzovo Kale in the town of Buzovgrad.
Bulgarian Archaeologists Conduct Rescue Excavations of 8 Archaeological Sites along Maritsa Highway Route
A team of 92 archaeologists and workers have started rescue excavations of the planned route of Lot 1 of the Maritsa Highway in Southeast Bulgaria researching eight archaeological sites, Bulgaria’s Ministry of Regional Development has announced.
Ancient Roman Ceramic Factory to Be Restored with Norway Funding in Bulgaria’s Pavlikeni
The only known Ancient Roman ceramic factory in Southeast Europe, which is located near the northern Bulgarian town of Pavlikeni, will be restored as part of a project for the promotion of cultural tourism funded by the Norwegian government.
Stolen Ancient Roman-Thracian Silver Mask Helmet Returned to Archaeology Museum in Bulgaria’s Plovdiv 20 Years Later
An Ancient Roman and Ancient Thracian mask helmet, which was stolen from the Museum of Archaeology in the southern Bulgarian city of Plovdiv back in 1995, has now been returned, Bulgaria’s Prosecutor’s Office has announced.
Bulgaria’s Plovdiv to Start Restoration of Antiquity Odeon Linking It with Ancient Theater, Roman Stadium
The Antiquity Odeon, an Ancient Greek and Roman public space for musical and theatrical performances and competitions, in the southern Bulgarian city of Plovdiv will be reconstructed as part of the efforts of the local authorities to exhibit the city’s Thracian…
Bulgaria Marks 90 Years since Horrific Communist Terrorist Attack in St. Nedelya Cathedral in Sofia
Bulgaria remembers Thursday, April 16, 2015, the victims of the world’s most horrific terrorist attack of its time – the blowing up of the St. Nedelya Cathedral in Sofia 90 years ago, in 1925, by the then outlawed Bulgarian Communist…
Renowned Bulgarian Archaeologist Prof. Henrieta Todorova Has Passed Away at 82
Renowned Bulgarian archaeologist, Prof. Henrieta Todorova from the National Institute and Museum of Archaeology, famous for her research of some of Europe’s earliest sites with traces of civilized prehistoric life (found in Northeast Bulgaria), has passed away at the age…
Bulgarian Archaeologists Find Ancient Thracian Child Sacrifice during Excavations of Early Neolithic City at Mursalevo
Archaeologists conduct the rescue excavations at the the 8,000-year-old Early Neolithic city at Mursalevo in Southwest Bulgaria, which also contains ritual pits from the time of Ancient Thrace, have discovered the remains of two children sacrificed by the Ancient Thracians.
Archaeologists Start Excavating Previously Unexplored Late Antiquity Fortress near Bulgaria’s Banya
For the first time Bulgarian archaeologists have started excavating a previously unexplored Late Antiquity fortress known as Kaleto near the central Bulgarian town of Banya, Panagyurishte Municipality.
Bulgaria Marks 810 Years since Victory over Latin Empire Knights of Fourth Crusade in Battle of Adrianople
Bulgaria marks on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, the 810th anniversary since its major victory in the Battle of Adrianople in which the Second Bulgarian Empire (1185-1396 AD) under Tsar Kaloyan (r. 1197-1207) routed the knights from the Fourth Crusade of…
Bulgaria, France Open Long-Awaited Ancient Thrace Exhibit in Louvre Museum in Paris
The long-anticipated exhibition “Thracian Kings’ Epic. Archaeological Discoveries in Bulgaria” (also translated as “The Saga of the Thracian Kings”; in French: L’Épopée des rois thraces. Découvertes archéologiques en Bulgarie), dedicated to Ancient Thrace has been formally inaugurated in the Louvre…
Bulgaria’s Early Renaissance Boyana Church Has the Most Impressive Crucifixion Mural, Curator Says
The mural of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ found at the Early Renaissance Boyana Church in the Boyana suburb of Bulgaria’s capital Sofia is the best of its kind in the Eastern Orthodox world, according to a museum curator.
Bulgaria’s Plovdiv Clears Ground for Restoration of Early Christian Great Basilica
The local authorities in the southern Bulgarian city of Plovdiv have started clearing the area of the remains of the so called Great Basilica, an impressive Early Christian monument which will be excavated, restored, and exhibited as part of a…
Bulgaria’s Vratsa Acquires Early Neolithic Archaeological Site near Ohoden to Build Open-Air Museum
Vratsa Municipality in Northwest Bulgaria has gained ownership over the archaeological site Valoga near the town of Ohoden, which harbors the remains of a unique Early Neolithic settlement said to represent Europe’s earliest agricultural civilization.
Bulgaria Anticipates Opening of Ancient Thracian Treasures Exhibit in Louvre Museum in Paris
Bulgaria is looking forward to next week’s opening of its first ever exhibition in the Louvre Museum in France’s capital Paris which is going to showcase the most impressive treasures of Ancient Thrace, and the way of life of the…
Bulgaria’s Burgas to Attract Tourists with John the Apostle Reliquary, Burgos (Poros) Fortress, Aquae Calidae – Thermopolis Preserve
Bulgaria’s Black Sea city of Burgas will target local and foreign tourists with three major archaeological attractions in summer 2015: the newly found lead reliquary with ashes from the grave of John the Apostle in Ephesus; the ancient and medieval…
Archaeology Museum in Bulgaria’s Burgas to Exhibit Newly Found Reliquary with Ashes from John the Apostle’s Grave
The most important recent find from the ancient and medieval port of Burgos (Poros) on Cape Foros,, a lead tube reliquary containing ashes from the grave of John the Apostle in Ephesus, will be exhibited by the Burgas Museum of…
Bulgaria’s Cabinet Allows EU Funding for Rescue Archaeological Excavations in Road Construction Projects
Bulgaria’s Cabinet has adopted policy changes to allow EU funding from Operational Program “Regional Development” 2007-2013 to be used for rescue archaeological excavations as part of road construction projects.
Bulgaria to Complete Sofia Largo Open Air Museum of Ancient Serdica by Fall 2015
Bulgaria’s Cabinet and Sofia Municipality have launched the last two phases of the long anticipated project for creating an open-air museum out of part of the remains of the Ancient Thracian and Roman city of Serdica located at the so…