Balkan Heritage Foundation, established in 2008


Balkan Heritage Foundation‘s main goals consist of the promotion and development of quality education in the fields of Archaeology and History, Conservation and Restoration, Cultural Resource Management, etc. It is achieved through our Field School Program and Public lectures.

The Balkan Heritage Foundation supports numerous research and/or conservation projects (currently in Bulgaria, Greece, Montenegro and Republic of North Macedonia) such as excavations, expeditions, conservation and documentation workshops, contributing to the study, preservation, promotion and utilization of the Cultural Heritage of the Balkans.

The Balkan Heritage Foundation supports several volunteer initiatives as:

Volunteer work camps supporting cultural heritage protection – in cooperation with history museums and municipalities. In 2008-2009 four work camps took place in Bitola (North Macedonia), Stara Zagora, Dragoman and Mezek (Bulgaria).

The Balkan Heritage Foundation organizes campaigns for raising public awareness on local heritage issues. It is involved in the development of regional strategies for the utilization and management of cultural heritage and development of cultural tourism for municipalities in cooperation with local museum, government, and non-government organizations and stakeholders.


Original Entry Bacho Kiro CaveTsenka Tsanova

Earliest evidence of modern Homo sapiens from Bacho Kiro Cave

The results from the recent research in Bacho Kiro Cave are helping to understand the beginning of Homo sapiens’ appearance in Europe.
Prehistoric Tell Yunatsite stratigraphic layers timeline panelCopyright ©2020 Atelier 3

Tell Yunatsite Conservation Project

Tell Yunatsite is a prehistoric site in Southern Bulgaria with an occupation history from the Chalcolithic period to the Middle Ages. It is part of the Balkan Heritage Field School projects, which support the ongoing archaeological excavations.

Trypillia megasites from the 4th millennium BCE in the Ukrainian forest steppe.

Our BEMA- online seminars are co-organized by the Department of Archaeology at the New Bulgarian University and the Balkan Heritage Foundation.
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