Long-time Director of Center for Underwater Archaeology in Bulgaria’s Sozopol Hristina Angelova Has Passed Away

Hristina Angelova was the Director of the Center for Underwater Archaeology in Bulgaria's Sozopol for more than 20 years. Photo: Center for Underwater Archaeology Facebook Page

Hristina Angelova was the Director of the Center for Underwater Archaeology in Bulgaria’s Sozopol for more than 20 years. Photo: Center for Underwater Archaeology Facebook Page

Assist. Prof. Hristina Angelova, the long-time former Director of the Center for Underwater Archaeology based in the Bulgarian Black Sea town of Sozopol, has passed away.

Angelova has passed away at the age of 61, as a result of an illness, the Center for Underwater Archaeology has announced on its Facebook Page. Her passing came just several months after her retirement.

Hristina Angelova started working at the Center for Underwater Archaeology in Bulgaria’s Sozopol back in 1981, and served as its Director from 1993 until her retirement in 2016.

After 1987, she participated directly in the organization and execution of all underwater archaeological endeavors in Bulgaria. Angelova is the author of numerous research papers.

“A renowned archaeologist, an inspirational leader and a true friend, her name will always remain in the pantheon of the most prominent Bulgarian scientists. Memoria aeterna!”, states the announcement of the Center for Underwater Archaeology in Sozopol about the passing of its former Director.