Bulgaria's Ancient City of Perperikon Excavations Funding Trimmed

Archaeology | July 29, 2014, Tuesday // 14:29|  views

Photo of the ancient city of Perperikon by BGNES.

The archaeological excavations of the Thracian city of Perperikon, located in Bulgaria's Eastern Rhodopes will start on August 4, professor Nikolay Ovcharov announced.

Ovcharov, who heads the research team, stated that this year the State has allocated BGN 80 thousand for the excavations at Perperikon, while the needed funding amounts to BGN 200 thousand.

The research campaign will begin now and will continue till October - November, Ovcharov explained, adding that his team will explore the eastern part of the Acropolis, however most likely the time will not be enough and the work will continue in 2015, Darik news informs.

This year the group of archaeologists is made up of 35 people, provided that so far there have always been about 80-90 people, Ovcharov said.

In addition to Perperikon, research will be carried out in the ancient city of Misionis near Targovishte, where Ovcharov expects to find town planning similar to that in Perperikon. The funds allocated for the site this year run up to BGN 70 thousand.

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Tags: Perperikon, Nikolay Ovcharov, excavations, Thracian city


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