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Early Byzantine Monastery near Odessos (Varna)

In the BEMA Online Seminar on March 27, 2021 Dr. Vassil Tenekedjiev introduces the monastery on Djanavara Hill - one of the biggest and most impressive Early Christian sites not only in the Varna region, Bulgaria but also in the northeastern Balkans.
Original Entry Bacho Kiro CaveTsenka Tsanova

Earliest evidence of modern Homo sapiens from Bacho Kiro Cave

In the BEMA Online Seminar on March 13, 2021 Dr. Tsenka Tsanova talks about the results from the recent research in Bacho Kiro Cave, Bulgaria and how they 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

The Architectural Studio "Atelier 3" presents the completed design for conservation and presentation of the prehistoric site Tell Yunatsite in Southern Bulgaria following the joint preservation initiative of the Regional Museum of History - Pazardzhik, the archaeological team and the Balkan Heritage Foundation. The site is a venue of one of the Balkan Heritage Field School projects.

Trypillia megasites from the 4th millennium BCE

In the BEMA Online Seminar on February 06, 2021 Dr. Bisserka Gaydarska discusses the Trypillia megasites in the steppes of Ukraine and Moldova - the largest known settlements in 4th millennium BCE Europe and possibly the world.
Betty Cooper - We keep the dead close

Tell Yunatsite in Becky Cooper's true crime bestseller

True crime author Becky Cooper features her excavation experience at Tell Yunatsite, Bulgaria as a Balkan Heritage Field School student in 2017 in her archaeological bestseller book.

Investigating the medieval church "Sveti Nikola" in Kalotina, Bulgaria

In the period September-November 2020 the Balkan Heritage Foundation team carried out a non-destructive investigation of the medieval church "Sveti Nikola" in Kalotina near Sofia, Bulgaria and a field survey in the surrounding area. The project is supported by the Bulgarian Ministry of Culture.

2020 Season Postponed

In the interest of the health and safety of our participants, colleagues and staff, the Balkan Heritage Field School Board has made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 season.
mosaic in Plovdiv

14th ICCM Conference Plovdiv 2020

The 14th Conference of the International Committee for the Conservation of Mosaics (ICCM) will be held in Plovdiv, Bulgaria in collaboration with the Balkan Heritage Foundation. Update: Due to COVID-19 the 2020 ICCM conference will be postponed.

AISEES 2020 Summer Scholarship

AISEES and the Balkan Heritage Foundation are pleased to announce a new scholarship for Balkan Heritage Field School Season 2020!