Blond Roman Woman’s Statue Head Found in Ancient Heraclea Sintica in Southwest Bulgaria, Hints at Building Ritual
The marble Ancient Roman statue head of a blond Roman woman has been found by the archaeologists excavating the Ancient Greek, Thracian, and Roman city of Heraclea Sintica near Petrich in Southwest Bulgaria, with the discovery hinting at what may…
Roman Magistrate’s Statue from ca. 100 AD Found by Archaeologists in Ancient City Heraclea Sintica in Southwest Bulgaria
An Ancient Roman statue from the end of the 1rd – beginning of the 2nd century AD depicting a local Roman magistrate has been discovered by the archaeologists excavating the Ancient Greek, Thracian, and Roman city of Heraclea Sintica near…
Inscription Granting Roman Man ‘Front Row Seat Right’, Main Façade of Antiquity Odeon Discovered in Bulgaria’s Plovdiv
A fragment from a statue of a prominent Ancient Roman citizen who had been granted “proedria”, i.e. the right of occupying the front row of seats next to the orchestra at the dramatic performances, has been discovered during the excavations…
Archaeologists Find Traces of 251 AD Invasion of Roman Empire by Goths during Digs at Antiquity Odeon in Bulgaria’s Plovdiv
Archaeologists have unearthed part of an unknown Roman Era public building in the southern Bulgarian city of Plovdiv which bears traces from the Invasion of the Roman Empire by the Goths in 250-251 AD when the Goths went as far…
Archaeologists Find Medieval Grave with Skeleton with Arrow in Chest at Antiquity Odeon in Bulgaria’s Plovdiv
A medieval grave from the 11th-12th century with an arrow in or at the chest of the buried person has been discovered by archaeologists at the start of rescue excavations at the Antiquity Odeon, an ancient performance facility, in the…
Bulgaria’s Plovdiv to Buy Back Roman Forum of Ancient Philipopolis 15 Years after Selling It
The local authorities in the southern Bulgarian city of Plovdiv have struck a deal to buy back a property containing the southern part of the Ancient Roman Forum (main square) of the Antiquity city of Philipopolis, a property that was…
Antiquity Amphitheater Voted Most Important Cultural Landmark of Bulgaria’s Plovdiv
The Antiquity Amphitheater, which was built during the reign of Roman Emperor Trajan (r. 98-117 AD), has been voted the most important cultural landmark of the southern Bulgarian city of Plovdiv in a poll of the local residents.
Bulgaria’s Stara Zagora Sees Growth in Visitor Numbers Thanks to Archaeology, Cultural Tourism
The city of Stara Zagora in Southern Bulgaria has seen an increase in the number of tourists visiting it largely thanks to its archaeological and historical heritage and the promotion of cultural tourism, according to a senior Bulgarian official.
Bulgaria’s Plovdiv to Rebuild Stage of Antiquity Amphitheater, Exhibit Underground Archaeological Structures
Possibly the most famous cultural landmark of the southern Bulgarian city of Plovdiv, its well preserved Antiquity Amphitheater, will be renovated as part of a project which also provides for exhibiting in situ archaeological structures under its stage.
‘Condemned’ Bronze Head of Roman Emperor Gordian III from Nicopolis ad Istrum to Be Showcased by Bulgaria’s Veliko Tarnovo
A new exhibition on the major Ancient Roman city of Nicopolis ad Istrum (situated near the city of Veliko Tarnovo in Central North Bulgaria) is going showcase a famous bronze head sculpture of Roman Emperor Gordian III (r. 238-244 AD)…
Young Bulgarian Archaeologist Tsvetan Popinov Has Passed Away at 31
Young Bulgarian archaeologist Tsvetan Popinov has passed away at the age of 31 as a result of a household accident.
Latest Archaeological Discoveries in Bulgaria’s Capital Sofia Tangle Up Search for Roman Forum of Ancient Serdica
The archaeologists carrying out excavations in the downtown of the Bulgarian capital Sofia have made new discoveries that have complicated their search for the Roman Forum of the ancient city of Serdica.
Archaeologists Discover Massive Roman Building from Ancient Serdica in Bulgaria’s Capital Sofia
A massive Roman building which might be either ancient thermae (public baths), or the legendary palace of Roman Emperor Constantine the Great (r. 306-337 AD), has been discovered by the archaeologists excavating the ruins of the Ancient Thracian and Roman…
Bulgarian Capital to Exhibit Roman Ruins from Ancient Serdica Under 3 Glass Domes at Sofia Largo
Part of the open-air museum of the ruins of the Ancient Thracian and Roman city of Serdica in the downtown of the Bulgarian capital Sofia will be exhibited under three glass domes.
Bulgarian Archaeologists Seeking Constantine the Great Statue, Roman Building from Ancient Serdica in Downtown Sofia
A statue of Roman Emperor Constantine the Great (r. 306-337 AD), a massive Roman building, and Roman inscriptions are some of the finds that the Bulgarian archaeologists might come across in the recently started excavations of the St. Nedelya Square…
Bulgarian Archaeologists to Excavate Ancient Greek, Thracian, Roman City of Heraclea Sintica by Summer’s End
The 2015 regular archaeological excavations of the Ancient Greek, Thracian, and Roman city of Heraclea Sintica located near the town of Rupite, Petrich Municipality, in Southwest Bulgaria, will take place by the end of the summer.
Archaeologists Start Search for Roman Forum of Ancient Serdica in Bulgaria’s Capital Sofia
A team of Bulgarian archaeologists has started excavating the parking lot of a five-star hotel in downtown Sofia in search for the Roman forum of the Ancient Thracian and Roman city of Serdica.
Construction Workers Busting Ruins of Ancient Thracian and Roman City Serdica in Bulgaria’s Capital Sofia, Report Says
Construction workers rehabilitating part of the downtown of the Bulgarian capital Sofia seem to be damaging the ruins of the Ancient Thracian and Roman city of Serdica, a newspaper report alarms.
Bulgarian Archaeology Chief Grieves Over Looted Necropolis of Ancient Thracian, Greek, Roman City Heraclea Sintica
The Director of Bulgaria’s National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, Ass. Prof. Dr. Lyudmil Vagalinski, has expressed his grief over the fact that most of the necropolis of the Ancient Thracian, Greek, and Roman city of Heraclea Sintica near the…
Bulgarian Archaeologists to Search for Roman Forum of Ancient Serdica in Sofia’s Downtown
A team of Bulgarian archaeologists is going to excavate the parking lot of a five-star hotel in downtown Sofia in search for the Roman forum of the Ancient Thracian and Roman city of Serdica.
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.
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’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…