Excavation of Late Roman fortress, Bulgaria

Location: Svoge, Sofia, BG

Season: June 30, 2019 to July 27, 2019

Session Dates: June 30 - July 13; July 14 - July 27, 2019

Application Deadline: May 31, 2019

Deadline Type: Exact date


Program Type:
Field school, Volunteer

RPA Certified:

SVOGE heritage program

Project Director:
Olya Milanova

Project Description:

Svoge Heritage program is seeking for volunteers and students to take part in the second season of the archaeological digs at Roman fortress in Iskar gorge.

The successful previous digs revealed a huge stronghold build in the ages of Constantinian dynasty (306–363). This is the only military outpost ever studied in this area and the excavations will give information about the military and administrative organization in the earlier stages of Byzantine Empire.

The field school place is located in tourist and ecological region not far from the main Bulgarian city – Sofia. The excavations are supported by Svoge Municipality and the local Historical community center. Practical and theoretical lectures will be given by different experts in the area of field archaeology and Roman history.

Period(s) of Occupation: Late Roman period (4th – 5th c. A.D.)

Priniciples of excavations - Recording finds, Drawing cross section, Mapping site; Post excavation - Drawing and photographing finds

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: One session - 14 days

Minimum Age: 18

Experience Required: None

Room and Board Arrangements:
The accommodation of the students will be in the hotel "Sirman". This is a completely new and very comfortable place situated at the bank of river Batuliyska. The hotel offers twin rooms with ensuite bathroom, WiFi connection and restaurant. In the open garden next to the river the guests can enjoy to the small swimming pool. Cost: One session (2 weeks) - € 738 Double session (4 weeks) - € 1328

Contact Information:

Mariana Georgieva


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