Bulgarian Capital to Restore Archaeology Site of Ancient Serdica’s Western Gate, St. Sofia Basilica Mosaics
The municipal authorities of the Bulgarian capital Sofia are going to restore the western gate of the Ancient Thracian and Roman city of Serdica located in the contemporary urban downtown, Todor Chobanov, Deputy Mayor in charge of culture, has announced.
Bulgarian Archaeologist Shows Off 1500-Year-Old Bronze Lamp to Get Govt Funding for Excavations of Late Antiquity Fortress
A unique 6th century bronze lamp has been shown by an archaeologist from the Bulgarian Black Sea town of Byala to a ruling party MP as an argument for securing government funding for further excavations of a Late Antiquity Byzantine…
Bulgaria’s Ancient Thracian Treasures Fly Off to Paris for Long Anticipated Archaeology Exhibit in Louvre Museum
Bulgaria’s most impressive treasures from the civilization of Ancient Thrace have been transported to Paris, France, where they will be displayed in the Louvre Museum in a long anticipated archaeology exhibit entitled “Ancient Thrace. The Odrysian Kingdom”.
Bulgaria Celebrates 785 Years since Tsar Ivan Asen II’s Victory in Klokotnitsa Battle during Second Bulgarian Empire
Bulgaria celebrates Sunday, March 22, 2015, 785 years since one of the most important victories in its 1400-year history: the victory of Tsar Ivan Asen II (r. 1218-1241 AD), ruler of the Second Bulgarian Empire (1185-1396 AD), against the powerful…
Bulgarian Archaeologist Finds Skull of Human Sacrifice Victim, Roman Military Diploma at Ancient Thracian Sites
The skull of what is most probably a human sacrifice victim, and a Roman military diploma are some of the most interesting finds discovered at Ancient Thracians sites in the towns of Batin and Bretovitsa by Varbin Varbanov, an archaeologist…
Bulgarian Archaeologists Stage Emergency Check on Thracian King Seuthes III’s Tomb over Landslide
Experts from Bulgaria’s Ministry of Culture have carried out an emergency inspection of the tomb of Ancient Thracian King Seuthes III, ruler of the Odryssian Kingdom from ca. 331 BC to ca. 300 BC), over a landslide that led the…
Bulgaria’s Troyan Urges Recognition of Roman Archaeology Monuments along Emperor Trajan’s Road
Troyan Municipality in Central Bulgaria, together with several other towns, has moved closer to state recognition of the culture monument status of three local Ancient Roman sites along the so called Via Traiana, a Roman road used by Emperor Trajan…
Bulgaria’s Plovdiv to Excavate Early Christian ‘Great’ Basilica in Long Anticipated Archaeology Project
An Early Christian basilica with stunning floor mosaics, also known as the Great Basilica or Bishop’s Basilica, located in the southern Bulgarian city of Plovdiv will be excavated in a long anticipated project funded by the America for Bulgaria Foundation,…
Treasure Hunting in Bulgaria Starting to Decline, Veliko Tarnovo Archaeologist Claims
The rampant treasure hunting destroying Bulgaria’s archaeological sites on a mass scale has started to decline in the past 2-3 years, believes archaeologist Assoc. Prof. Dr. Konstantin Dochev, head of the Veliko Tarnovo Branch of the National Institute and Museum…
Landslide Threatens Tomb of Ancient Thracian King Seuthes III, Bulgarian Archaeologists Alarm
The tomb of Seuthes III, King of the Ancient Thracian Odryssian Kingdom, located near the towns of Kazanlak and Shipka in Central Bulgaria is threatened by a landslide, the director of the Kazanlak Museum of History, Dr. Momchil Marinov, has…
Bulgarian Archaeologists Find Ancient Pithoi, Medieval Byzantine Seals at Upper Voden Fortress
Several ancient pithoi (large clay vessels for food and drinks) as well as medieval lead seals belonging to Byzantine dignitaries have been discovered by Bulgarian archaeologists in the excavations of the Upper Voden Fortress, also known as Voden or Votina,…
Bulgarian Archaeologists Unearth Neolithic Bone Needle, 100-Meter Fortress Wall at Medieval Asen’s Fortress
A bone needle from the Neolithic as well as the uncovering of 110-meter fortress wall are some of the latest discoveries made by archaeologists at the medieval Bulgarian fortress known as Asen’s Fortress (Asenova Krepost) in Southern Bulgaria.
Archaeologists Find Byzantine Coins, Roman Inscription in Aquae Calidae – Thermopolis Preserve in Bulgaria’s Burgas
A new batch of various ancient and medieval artifacts has been discovered during the excavations of the Aquae Calidae – Thermopolis Archaeological Preserve in the Bulgarian Black Sea city of Burgas, the Burgas Municipality has announced.
Archaeologists Dig Up Ancient Skeleton from under Odessos Fortress Wall in Bulgaria’s Varna
Bulgarian archaeologists have discovered a tall man’s skeleton during rescue excavations of the ancient Greek and Roman city of Odessos in the downtown of the Black Sea city of Varna.
Bulgarian Archaeologist to Restore Megalithic City Perperikon’s Medieval Fortress with Norway Funding
Some of the major medieval structures of the medieval Bulgarian fortress of Perperikon, which also harbors a prehistoric, Ancient Thracian and Roman rock city, are to be restored with funding from the Norwegian government, archaeologist Nikolay Ovcharov has announced.
Bulgarian Lawyers Go on Trial for Treasure Hunting, Shattering Ancient Thracian Burial Mound
Bulgarian twin brothers Zhivko Chepishev and Zdravko Chepishev, who are lawyers and town councilors in the southern town of Devin, have gone on trial for treasure hunting and destroying an Ancient Thracian burial mound with an excavator back in 2011.
Bulgaria’s Yambol District Registers 87 Newly Found Archaeology Sites in Single Year
A total of 87 new archaeology sites of various size and age were discovered in 2014 in Yambol District in Southeast Bulgaria, the head of the Yambol Regional Museum of History, Stefan Bakarzhiev, has announced.
Bulgarian Archaeologists Uncover Ancient Hand Mill, Odessos Fortress Wall in Varna
Bulgarian archaeologists have discovered new ancient artifacts as well as parts of the fortress wall of the Ancient Greek and Roman city of Odessos during rescue digs in the downtown of the Black Sea city of Varna.
Bulgarian Archaeologists, UK Students Unearth Necropolis in Major Medieval City Cherven
Bulgarian archaeologists and archaeology students from the UK have explored a new section of a previously known medieval necropolis in the city of Cherven, one of the major urban, religious, and economic centers of the Second Bulgarian Empire (1185-1396 AD).
Ancient Fortresses near Medieval Bulgarian Capital Ransacked by Treasure Hunters, Archaeologist Alarms
Two ancient and medieval fortresses located right next to Veliki Preslav (“Great Preslav”), one of the capitals of the First Bulgarian Empire (680-1018 AD), are being ravaged by treasure hunters, an archaeologist alarms.
Unique Early Christian Monastery in Bulgaria’s Varna Vandalized by Camping Parties, Archaeologist Alarms
The ruins of an absolutely unique Early Christian church and monastery from the 5th century AD located in an area known as Dzhanavara in Bulgaria’s Black Sea city of Varna have been vandalized by camping and drinking parties, which are…
Bulgaria’s Archaeology Institute Signs Deal with Road Agency for Rescue Excavations of 12 Archaeological Sites
The Bulgarian Road Infrastructure Agency and the National Institute and Museum of Archaeology have signed an agreement for the 2015 rescue excavations of 12 archaeological sites along the route of the Struma Highway in Southwest Bulgaria.
Bulgarian Archaeologists Discover Early Christian Saints’ Relics in Secret Museum Fund
Archaeologists from Bulgaria’s National Museum of History have come across relics of four early Christian saints while they were restoring a reliquary from a “secret fund” of artifacts held at the museum.
Archaeology Museum in Bulgaria’s Varna to Unveil Exhibit on Roman Civilization in Black Sea Region
The Varna Museum of Archaeology based in Bulgaria’s largest Black Sea city is set to present an exhibition on the role of Ancient Roman civilization in the Black Sea region during the Antiquity period.
Bulgarian, Romanian Archaeologists Find Sunken Wooden Ships, Soviet U-Boats in Underwater Explorations
Bulgarian and Romanian archaeologists have discovered a number of exciting objects off the Black Sea coast as a result of an underwater archaeology project.
Bulgarian Archaeologists Find Roman Navy Veteran’s Diploma in Ancient Settlement
A fragment from a Roman Navy veteran’s diploma is one of the exciting finds uncovered by Bulgarian archaeologists during the 2014 excavations of ancient necropolises, Stefan Bakardzhiev, director of the Yambol Regional Museum of History, has announced.
Bulgarian Museums Publish English-Language Digest about Excavations of Ancient City Heraclea Sintica
A digest with information about the excavations of Ancient Thracian, Greek, and Roman city of Heraclea Sintica located near the town of Petrich in Southwest Bulgaria has been presented in the Petrich Museum of History.
Bulgaria Celebrates 137th Anniversary since National Liberation from the Ottoman Empire
Bulgaria and Bulgarians around the world celebrate on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, the 137th anniversary since the country’s National Liberation from the Ottoman Empire on March 3, 1878. The Team of ArchaeologyinBulgaria.com wishes happy Liberation Day (March 3) to its…
Bulgarian Archaeologists Find 5th Century Bronze Cross in Early Christian Basilica
Bulgarian archaeologists have discovered a large bronze cross during excavations in an Early Christian basilica in the ancient city of Parthicopolis, which is located in today’s southwestern town of Sandanski.
Construction Workers Come Across Medieval Graves near Archaeology Museum in Bulgaria’s Yambol
Two graves from the Late Middle Ages have been uncovered by construction workers employed on the rehabilitation of the downtown of the southeastern Bulgarian city of Yambol.
St. John the Baptist Relics Found in Bulgaria’s Sozopol ‘Could’ Be Authentic, Oxford Archaeology Dating Expert Finds
The relics of St. John the Baptist, which were discovered on the St. Ivan Island in the Black Sea off the coast of Bulgaria’s Sozopol back in 2010, belonged to a Middle Eastern man who lived at the time of…
Underwater Archaeology Harbors Great Tourism Potential for Bulgaria, Expert Says
Underwater archaeology and the respective cultural tourism that it inspires could be the next big thing for Bulgaria as far as alternative tourism is concerned, according to an expert.
Bulgaria’s Stara Zagora Promotes Neolithic Dwellings, Roman City Augusta Traiana as Tourist Destination
The city of Stara Zagora in Southern Bulgaria has moved to promote its top archaeological sites – its Neolithic Dwellings Museum and the Augusta Traiana – Vereia preserve, the latter notably featuring a preserved Ancient Roman forum located amidst the…
Bulgarian Archaeology 2014 Exhibit to Feature 17 New Finds from Ancient Rock City Perperikon
A total of 17 previously unseen archaeological finds discovered over the past year in the Ancient Thracian and Roman rock city and medieval fortress of Perperikon in Southern Bulgaria will be presented during the 8th Annual Exhibition “Bulgarian Archaeology” 2014.
Bulgarian Archaeologists Display Stunning Ancient Finds Snatched from Treasure Hunters, Traffickers
The Regional Museum of History in the northeastern Bulgarian city of Shumen has put together an exhibition of stunning archaeological artifacts rescued from the hands of treasure hunters and antique traffickers from the Shumen District.