Location: Emona, Sozopol, Bulgaria, Bulgaria
The Workshop will guide the participants through the process of conservation, restoration, documentation and study of ancient Greek pottery. Both the theoretical and practical courses will be based on original pottery found in the necropolis of the ancient Greek city Apollonia Pontica (present-day Bulgarian coastal city of Sozopol). The necropolis is dated to the 6th – 2nd century B.C. and nowadays is Sozopol's most important archaeological site. It was once outside the ramparts of the town, along the coastal road Via Pontica. Here archaeologists have discovered hundreds of ancient graves. Some of them contained impressive artifacts such as painted pottery, funerary reliefs, jewels and terracotta statuettes. The most representative collection of finds is kept by the Sozopol Archaeological Museum, Bulgaria but some artifacts are now in the Louvre Museum (France), the Hermitage Museum (Russia) and the Pergamon Museum (Germany).
Period(s) of Occupation: Archaic and Classical Greek, Hellenistic (sixth century BC - first century BC).
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 1 session (two weeks)
Room and Board Arrangements
Participants will be accommodated in comfortable rooms with a seaview and two to three beds (bathrooms with shower and WC) in a small hotel located very close to the workshop premises. Wi-Fi is available at the Workshop premises. Single rooms are available upon request for an additional fee. Three meals (fresh, organic, homemade Bulgarian food) per day are covered by the admission fee. Requests for vegetarian food are accepted.
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