Bulgarian, Mongolian Archaeologists Launch Excavation Works Near Perperikon

Culture | June 9, 2015, Tuesday // 18:29|  views

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This year, the team of archaeology Prof. Nikolai Ovcharov will continue with the unearthing of the entire Acrople near the ancient Bulgarian town of Perperikon. Research efforts will be supported by Mongolian experts, Nova TV reported Tuesday.

Petroglyphs and other drawings point to new discoveries regarding the ancient Bulgarian nation that inhibited the region along the Bulgarian - Turkish border. The discoveries are not new but now a possible relationship to similar artefacts from Moldova will be explored.

''These paintings are a tradition that has been brought from the regions where ancient Bulgarians initially resided, somwhere in Central Asia,'' stated Prof. Nikolai Ovcharov. '' It is connected with their beliefs in the dieties of Tangra, Umai, and many others. Some connect them to the shamanism culture to a point. This is the reason why a joint research expedition alongside Mongolian experts is so important.''

It is expected that project financing will be provided namely through Mongolia.

Meanwhile, excavation works near Perperikon are already along the way. Archeologists have already discovered a statue, projectedly dating back to 3 C AD.

Perperikon has increasingly become an important tourist site in Bulgaria, with annual tourist influx of 100,000 people. 

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