Thu, May 23 2013
Photo: Tsvetelina Nikolaeva
However, the find will not be displayed because it has to be covered over again.
Proof that the distilled spirit is a Bulgarian invention, Bozhidar Dimitrov says.
The mosaic dates back to about the third century and depicts a man and two women, all members of Dionysus’ entourage.
A team of more than 20 archeologists has been clearing vegetation to explore the eastern side of the fortress, two km from the Rhodope town of Assenovgrad.
Such reliquaries were used to keep fragments of the relics of saints and other items venerated by Christians.
In Sofia and elsewhere, finds from ancient times boost hopes for cultural tourism.
Regional Development Minister Rossen Plevneliev says the decision is a huge opportunity for regions to make money ‘from every stone and every tourist attraction’.
Professor Nikolai Ovcharov says work will soon be complete on the study of the acropolis at Perperikon.
The new finds establish the continuity of habitation and the importance of Perperikon during the transition from late antiquity to early Middle Ages, archaeologist Nikolai Ovcharov says.
Archaelogists have warned that negligent digs threatened the future of two of the most significant Thracian sites ever discovered in Bulgaria
Ministry of Regional Development and Public Work announced the public procurement for a project involving the establishment of a tourist centre at the Perperikon archaeological site. The project, sponsored through the PHARE programme, aims to increase tourism in the Bulgarian-Greece region of the eastern Rhodope Mountains.
A unique seal belonging to the Byzantium emperor Andronic II Palaiologos (1282 - 1321) was found near the Thracian sanctuary of Perperikon near the town of Kurdjali, in south-eastern Bulgaria, Nikolai Ovcharov, one of the most prominent Bulgarian archaeologists, told journalists on August 20. It was the second such seal found in Bulgaria and only the 10th found in the world, Ovcharov said as quoted by
Bulgaria will present a virtual tour of Perperikon at the Holiday, Tourism and Leisure Fair in Brussels, held on February 7-11 2008. Students from two schools in Kurdjali in southeastern Bulgaria, the region where Perperikon is located, designed the virtual tour, Dnevnik daily said.
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.