Location: Sozopol , Burgas, Bulgaria, Bulgaria
Season Dates: June 29, 2014 - July 20, 2014
Session Dates: Field school session 1: 29 June - 13 July, 2014; Field school session 2: 14 July - 28 July, 2014; Field School Session 3 (Session 1 Extended): 29 June - 20 July, 2014
Application Deadline: June 15, 2014
Discount for AIA members: 5% discount off the regular admission fee
Affiliation: The Balkan Heritage Foundation, Apollonia Pontica Excavation Team, Archaeological Museum of Sozopol, New Bulgarian University (Bulgaria).
Project Director: Ass. Prof. Prof. Krastina Panayotova (PhD in Archaeology), Department of Classical Archaeology, National Institute of Archaeology and Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
Apollonia Pontica was founded by Miletian colonists in the end of 7th century BC on the Western Black Sea Coast, ruled by that time by Thracian kings. Due to the trade of copper, gold, olives, wine and luxurious Mediterranean artifacts, it soon became the most prosperous Greek colony along the coast, known as Apollonia Magna. It was famous because of the colossal 13 meter high bronze statue of Apollo Iatros (the Hеаler), the town’s patron, which was the prototype of the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World. The statue was erected in the fifth century B.C. in front of Apollo’s temple on an island, identified by most scholars as present- day St. Kirik Island.
Only the participants who join the two project sessions (1&2) will take part in the workshop for conservation and restoration of pottery.
All participants will receive:
Period(s) of Occupation: Archaic and Classical Greek and Early Byzantine (seventh - fifth century BC and fifth - seventh century AD)
Project Size: 1-24 participants
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 1 session (two weeks)
Minimum Age: 18
Experience Required: No
Room and Board Arrangements
Participants will be accommodated in comfortable rooms with two to three beds (bathrooms with shower and WC), equipped with air-conditioning, refrigerators and TV in a hotel (one star) located very close to the town beaches, the Old Town Quarter, the Archaeological Museum and within 15 min walking distance from the archaeological site. Wi-Fi is available on the first floor of the hotel. Single rooms are available upon request for an additional fee of 100 EUR per week.
Cost: The regular admission fee is 1399 EUR /2099 EUR/ 2658 EUR (app. 1799 /2728/ 3419 USD) for participation in one /extended/ two project sessions. The admission fee includes educational and fieldwork activities, full-board accommodation (hotel + 3 meals per day), tools, materials, project Handbook, issue of Certificate of Attendance; excursions/sightseeing tours/entrance fees and administrative costs.
Name of institution offering credit: New Bulgarian University
Number of credits offered: 6/9 credit hours
Tuition: starting from 345 EUR
Ms. Anna Parmakova
204 Sveta Troitsa St.
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Phone: + 359 877 725 052
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