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Fresco-Hunting Photo Research Expedition to Medieval Balkan Churches
Summer 2019
Take a part in an expedition for documentation of abandoned medieval churches/chapels and their frescoes in Western Bulgaria.
Excavations of the Neolithic Settlement Ilindentsi
Summer 2019
Archaeological excavation at the village of Ilindentsi located of the majestic Pirin Mountains (UNESCO World Heritage Site) in Southwestern Bulgaria.
Apollonia Pontica Excavation Project
Summer 2019
Come and help the project team to reveal the secrets of the lost temple of Apollo!
Excavation at Tell Yunatsite
Summer 2019
Learn about the Rise and Fall of the Europe's Earliest Civilization in the Fifth Millennium BC
Excavation of Emporion Pistiros
Summer 2019
Discover the ruins of an ancient Greek trade center (emporion) in the heart of Thrace

Apollonia Pontica Excavation Project

Balkan Heritage Field School
Period: Archaic Greek, Hellenistic and Early Byzantine
Project type: field school (excavations). The variety of activities and team flexibility make this project suitable for either beginners or advanced in Field Archaeology.
Site: Apollonia Pontica - sector of the the ancient city's sacred precinct (temenos) located on St. Kirik Island, Sozopol, Bulgarian Black Sea Coast.   
Venue: Sozopol, Bulgaria 
Program Dtaes                                                                                            Tuition 
Field school session 1: 24 June - 8 July, 2019                                          $ 2,550
Field school session 2: 8 July - 22 July, 2019                                           $ 2,550
Field School Session 3 (Session 1 Extended): 24 June - 22 July, 2019     $ 4,350
Application Deadlines:
For sessions 1, 1+2 and 3: 15 May 2019
For session 2: 1 June 2019  
Minimum length of stay for volunteers: 1 session (two weeks)
Minimum age: 18
Number of field school places available: Maximum 35
Project language: English   
Experience required: No
Note: The program fees include accomodation.
The Site and the Excavation Project
Ancient Apollonia Pontica (present-day Sozopol, Bulgria) is one of the earliest towns on the Western Black Sea coast. The city, founded by Miletian colonists around 610 BC, was named Apollonia Pontica in honour of the patron deity of Miletus - Apollo. The Ancient authors identify the philosopher named Anaximander as the founder of the city. It became an autonomous and strong democratic polis and important trade center between Ancient Greece and Thrace. Thanks to its strong navy and naturally protected harbors, Apollonia kept control of the major merchant road along the Western Black Sea Coast, called Via Pontica, for several centuries. The city preserved its independence during the campaigns of Phillip II of Macedon (342-339 BC) and Alexander the Great (335 BC) but in 72 BC it was conquered, pillaged and burned by the Roman legions of Marcus Lucullus. The city succeeded in restoring its former glory and was known in the Roman World as Apollonia Magna (Great Apollonia). Following the Christian mainstream tradition, its name was changed to Sozopol, town of salvation, in the 4th century AD. Despite the damage, it survived the period of the Great Migration of People (4-7 century AD) and entered the Middle Ages as a focal point of long-lasting Byzantine-Bulgarian conflicts.


Apollonia Pontica Excavation Project

Price: 2,550 $
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