• ROMARCH: Archaeological Field School, Heraclea Sintica, Summer 2016

    ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD SCHOOL AT HERACLEA SINTICA2016

    The Hellenistic and Roman city of Heraclea Sintica is located near the  city of Petrich (SW corner of Bulgaria) which is situated 180 km south  of Sofia (Bulgaria) and 130 km north of Thessaloniki (Greece).

    Heraclea Sintica was founded as a Macedonian colony in the end of 4th c. BC. It was the main settlement of the Middle Struma (ancient Strymon) River region till the end of 4th c. AD. Since 2007 systematic archaeological excavations have been carried out.

    The current ArchBulg Field School will focus upon Late Roman civilian basilica (3rd ‒ 4th c. AD) and an Early Hellenistic building (end of 4th c. BC).

    Details about the summer school and the site can be found at:

    www.archaeologia-bulgarica.com

    Dr. Lyudmil Vagalinski
    director
    National Archaeological Institute with Museum
    BG-Sofia
    www.naim.bg

  • ROMARCH: Archaeological Field School, Heraclea Sintica, Summer 2014

    AMERICAN RESEARCH CENTER IN SOFIA SUMMER ARCHAEOLOGY PROGRAM, 2014

    ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD SCHOOL AT HERACLEA SINTICA WITH EXCURSIONS TO ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES IN BULGARIAMAY 31 – JULY 7, 2014

    Deadline: February 15, 2014

    The American Research Center in Sofia (www.arcsofia.org) is pleased to announce the third summer Archaeological Field School at Heraclea Sintica (Bulgaria).

    Students will arrive in Sofia on May 31 and will spend two full days exploring the archaeology and history of this beautiful city. On June 3, the team will begin an archaeological journey, visiting sites and museums in Veliko Tarnovo, Kazanlak, Stara Zagora, Plovdiv and other smaller sites. We will arrive in the city of Petrich or Sandanski on June 7, the home base of the ARCS excavations at Heraclea Sintica. The excavation team will reside in a hotel in Petrich or Sandanski during the 4-week excavation season. Archaeological work is conducted Monday-Friday with additional excursions to southwest Bulgaria, northern Greece and Republic of Macedonia on Saturdays. The team will be accompanied back to Sofia on July 6, where they will stay one night, departing from Sofia on July 7.

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  • ROMARCH: Heraclea Sintica Conference, call for papers


    Heraclea Sintica: from Hellenistic polis to Roman civitas (4th c. BC – 6th c. AD)

    Dates: September 19-21, 2013;
    Location: Petrich, Bulgaria; Hotel Bats.
    Organizers: National Institute of Archaeology with Museum at Bulgarian
    Academy of Sciences, American Research Center in Sofia, Museum of
    History-Petrich
    Sponsors: American Research Center in Sofia, Municipality of Petrich

    This international conference will bring together leading scholars to present recent work on the site of Heraclea Sintica, situated near the village of Rupite, ca. 12 km northeast of Petrich, SW Bulgaria. The presentations will be arranged in thematic sections devoted to particular topics, such as, but not limited to:

    1. Historical topography of Heraclea and its city territory, including necropoleis;
    2. Recent archaeological excavations on the site;
    3. Diachronic surveys on literary sources and epigraphic documents;
    4. Religious monuments and associated cult practices;
    5. Patterns of coin circulation as related to economy and local markets.

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