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Archaeologists Discover Ancient Roman Villa in Rescue Excavations near Bulgaria’s Mursalevo

An Ancient Roman villa dating back to the reign of Roman Emperor Constantine the Great (r. 306-337 AD) has been discovered by Bulgarian archaeologists during rescue excavations along the projected route of the Struma Highway near the town of Mursalevo, Kocherinovo Municipality, in Southwest Bulgaria. 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.

Archaeologists Find Huge Prehistoric Homes Burned Deliberately by Dwellers at Early Neolithic City in Bulgaria’s Mursalevo

Huge two-storey houses which were deliberately set on fire by their inhabitants have been unearthed at the 8,000-year-old Early Neolithic site excavated by Bulgarian archaeologists near the town of Mursalevo, Kocherinovo Municipality, in Southwest Bulgaria.

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.

Archaeologists Fail to Find Necropolis in Rescue Excavation of Late Medieval Grave in Bulgaria’s Yambol

Despite some expectations no necropolis has been unearthed in the rescue excavations of a grave from the Late Middle Ages which was found by accident by construction works 3 months ago in the downtown of the city of Yambol in Southeast Bulgaria.

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.

Archaeologists Discover Late Neolithic Graves in Prehistoric Settlement in Bulgaria’s Mursalevo

Several graves from the Late Neolithic period have been discovered by the archaeologists conducting the rescue excavations of the 8,000-year-old Early Neolithic city near Mursalevo in Southwest Bulgaria.

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.

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 1st-2nd century Ancient Roman ceramic factory with funding provided from the European Economic Area (EEA) and Norway Grants mechanism.

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 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 in the Early Christian basilica on the nearby St. Ivan (St. John) Island.

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.

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.

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.

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’s Archaeology Institute Only Bidder in Tender for Rescue Excavations of Sofia Ring Road Section

The National Institute and Museum of Archaeology of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences has turned out to be the only organization bidding in a tender of the Road Infrastructure Agency to conduct the rescue excavations of a future section of the Sofia Ring Road. Bulgaria’s Road Infrastucture Agency has opened publicly the bids submitted for […]

Bulgarian Archaeologists Discover Aqueduct, Siege Water Storage Tanks of Ancient Odessos Fortress

Archaeologists in the Bulgarian Black Sea city of Varna have discovered an aqueduct, several pithoi (large earthen jars) which served as water storage tanks, and a new fortress wall section of the Ancient Thracian, Greek, and Roman city of Odessos (Odessus).

Archaeologists Resume Rescue Excavations of 8,000-Year-Old Prehistoric Settlement near Bulgaria’s Mursalevo

A team of Bulgarian archaeologists has resumed the rescue excavations of the unique Early Neolithic settlement near the southwestern town of Mursalevo, Kocherinovo Municipality, which they discovered in April-May 2015 as they were carrying out rescue digs along the route of the Struma Highway.

Bulgarian Authorities Mull Turning Archaeology-Rich ‘Varna Hole’ into Open-Air Museum of Ancient Odessos

Bulgaria’s Culture Ministry and Varna Municipality are trying to figure out how to create an open-air museum of ouf the notorious “Varna Hole” – a Communist Era construction site in the downtown of the Black Sea city of Varna which contains ruins of two of the fortress walls of the Ancient Thracian, Greek, and Roman […]