Wed, Jun 19 2013
Archaelogists have warned that negligent digs threatened the future of two of the most significant Thracian sites ever discovered in Bulgaria
Bulgaria will receive back from Italy close to 3800 antique coins and other archaeological objects, smuggled into the country in 2005, Bozhidar Dimitrov, director of the National History Museum said, quoted by Bulgarian language Sega daily on January 9 2009.
Archaeologists in Bourgas have unearthed the preserved remnants of an old sea port with a fortress, believed to have been built in the late Antiquity, that is said to be the city's predecessor, Tsonya Drazheva, director of the Bourgas regional museum said at a news conference on January 8 2009, Focus news agency reported.
Bulgarian fishermen have found an ancient fishing boat in the Gulf of Sozopol on November 28, Dnevnik daily reported. The boat was found during a routine fishing trip and was taken to Sozopol's archaeological museum. Apparently made of oak wood, the boat was built using metal tools, which made it unlikely to be dating back to pre-historic times, the museum curator Dimitar Nedev said.
Over the summer of 2008, Bulgaria's National Museum of History and Ministry of Culture gave 22 000 leva to fund archaeological research. Turns that it was worth it - a 1.5m gold necklace-like piece of jewellery, made of 320 beads, was discovered, thought to date to the Bronze Era. It was found at a dig at a 31m-wide, 2.9m-high mogila (a man-made hill-shaped grave) in the area of Isvorovo, Harmani municipality, by team led by Borislav Borislavov of Sofia University and Nadezhda Ivanova of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
The funding is provided under the foreign military sales programme of the US army's Program Executive Office of Simulation, Training and Instrumentation.
The UK nationals were arrested after throwing beer bottles at people after being refused entry to a restaurant that had closed for the night.
Restoration and development projects include Madara Horseman, Arbanassi fortress, Magura cave.
Simeon Saxe-Coburg and his spouse Margarita opened a new heating and insulation system at the Tsar Ferdinand Hospital for Pulmonary Diseases in Iskrets, a project implemented thanks to the Embassy of the Sovereign Order of Malta in Sofia and the Nando Peretti Foundation.
According to the law's provisions, the commission will have the power to investigate individuals without prior notification and would not require a criminal conviction in order to launch an investigation.