Tag Archives: Plovdiv

Bulgarian Archaeologists Reveal Beautiful Early Christian Floor Mosaics amidst Unpleasant Present-Day ‘Finds’ in Plovdiv’s Great Basilica

Bulgarian archaeologists and restorers have revealed beautiful Early Christian floor mosaics in the 5th century AD Great Basilica whose re-excavation, restoration, and conservation started two weeks ago in the southern city of Plovdiv. Advertisements

Plovdiv Archaeology Museum Shows for the First Time Rare Thracian Helmet with Trojan War Motifs from Bulgaria’s Brestovitsa

A very rare war helmet of a Thracian aristocrat from the 1st-2nd century AD found during emergency excavations of the Ancient Thracian tumulus (burial mound) known as Pamuk Mogila in Bulgaria’s Brestovitsa in 2013, has been shown to the public for the first time in a special exhibition of the Plovdiv Museum of Archaeology.

Bulgarian Archaeologist Discovers Ancient Spear Tip Cast in Plovdiv’s Old Town Rescue Excavations

The team of Bulgarian archaeologist Elena Bozhinova has discovered a stone cast for the casting of metal spear tips from the Antiquity period during rescue excavations in the Old Town of the southern city of Plovdiv.

Bulgarian Archaeologists Start Excavations, Restoration of Early Christian Great Basilica in Plovdiv

A team of archaeologists and restorers has started work on the concluding excavations, rehabilitation, and restoration of the Early Christian Great Basilica in the southern Bulgarian city of Plovdiv, focusing on the temple’s unique mosaics and their exhibition in situ.

Bulgarian Archaeologists Discover Medieval Pagan Child Grave in Downtown Plovdiv

The grave of a child most likely buried according to a pagan rite has been found during by archaeologists in rescue excavations during construction works in the downtown of the Southern Bulgarian city of Plovdiv.

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) and Norway Grants mechanism.

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 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 of Tatarevo.

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 is about to be re-excavated, restored, and exhibited as a cultural landmark and tourist attraction.

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 Starts 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 and Roman heritage.

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 long anticipated project funded by the America for Bulgaria Foundation, a Sofia-based NGO.

Bulgarian Archaeologist Sheds Light on Missing Excavation Records for Nebet Tepe Fortress in Plovdiv

The missing paperwork for the pre-1980 excavations of the prehistoric, ancient, and medieval settlement and fortress on the historic hill of Nebet Tepe in the Southern Bulgarian city of Plovdiv will likely result in the site being excavated anew, says archaeologist Elena Bozhinova.

Excavation Project for ‘Great’ Basilica in Bulgaria’s Plovdiv to Focus on Early Christian Mosaics Restoration

The project for the excavation and restoration of the 5th century Great Basilica in the Southern Bulgarian city of Plovdiv is going to focus on the recovery, restoration, and conservation of its Early Christian mosaics, lead archaeologist Elena Kisyakova has explained.

Archaeologist Urges New Excavations of Nebet Tepe Fortress in Bulgaria’s Plovdiv over Scandalous Restoration Project

The archaeological excavations of the prehistoric, ancient, and medieval settlement and fortress Nebet Tepe in Bulgaria’s Plovdiv must be completed, Kostadin Kisyov, Director of the Plovdiv Museum of Archaeology, has urged after an architectural project for the fortress’s restoration caused a public scandal last week.

Archaeological Restoration Project for Ancient Nebet Tepe Fortress in Bulgaria’s Plovdiv Causes Public Scandal

The first public discussion of the proposed project for the archaeological restoration of the Nebet Tepe fortress, the site of prehistoric, ancient, and medieval settlements in the Southern Bulgarian city of Plovdiv, has ended with a scandal.

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, after a deal between Bulgaria’s Ministry of Culture and Plovdiv Municipality.

Bulgaria’s Plovdiv Unveils Early Christian ‘Small’ Basilica in Major Archaeology Restoration Project

The authorities of the southern Bulgarian city of Plovdiv have opened for visitors the newly restored so called Small Basilica, an Early Christian monument excavated and rehabilitated with funding from the America for Bulgaria Foundation. The project for the excavation and restoration of the 5th century AD Small Basilica of the ancient city of Philipopolis, […]