Topic ID #32188 - posted 4/9/2014 3:11 AM

Archaeological excavations at the ROMAN FORUM in PHILIPPOPOLIS 2014 (Bulgaria)


 “Philippopolis” Field School is an intensive, two-week educational program in Roman archaeology. The program offers combination of ten days hands-on fieldwork at an important archaeological site - the Roman Forum (Central Square) in Philippopolis and theoretical lectures on Roman building techniques, topography and development of the Roman cities. The program incorporates also research trips which will introduce the participants with the comprehensive historical and cultural appreciation of Rome and Roman civilization.

In 2014 the program will be hosted by Archaeological museum of Plovdiv. Plovdiv is the second largest city in Bulgaria and is older than most of the oldest towns in Europe like Rome, Athens or Constantinople. The city offers many museums and archaeological monuments. Its old part is an imposing open-air museum and here is situated one of the most remarkable sights in Bulgaria - the Ancient Roman Theatre which is still used for open-air performances.

Affiliation: RSF Archaeological Trust, Archaeological museum of Plovdiv.

Director of the excavations: Assos. Prof. Dr. Elena Kisiakova.  Archaeological museum of Plovdiv.

Session dates:

Session 1: July 12 - July 26, 2014

Session 2: July 26 - August 9, 2014

Session 3: August 9 - August 23, 2014

Session 4: August 23 - September 6, 2014

Application Deadline: July 15, 2014

Minimum age: 18;

Minimum length of stay: One session - 15 days;

Number of places available: 8;

Language: English;

Experience required: None;

Admission fee: Full session 15 days - 1019 EUR (1386 USD).

For this project is available RSFAT financial aid which covers a portion of tuition. For more information please refer to:

Field school web-site:

Contact e-mail:


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