Wed, Jun 19 2013
Photo: Julia Lazarova
The first of its kind found in Bulgaria, the vase depicts a group having ‘unconventional’ sex, according to National History Museum director Bozhidar Dimitrov
It was unclear whether the finds had been unearthed by the flood or carried by the water, archaeologists from the Harmanli historical museum said.
Museums in Kyustendil and Pernik have already signed contracts worth 645 000 leva to carry out digs in three separate locations, road agency official says.
Regional Development and Public Works Minister says that if the sum needed for the archaeological dig is too high, building of the Hemus highway will be stopped.
Funding already allocated for investigation of the ruins, first found in September 2011 and further exposed by the February 2012 storm at Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast.
The unique ceramic relief is said to date from the fourth century BCE.
Each of the 14 sites will be given 120 000 leva for research and depending on findings, may be given further funding.
However, the find will not be displayed because it has to be covered over again.
The church is estimated to date from some time in the 12th to 14th centuries.
The first colonists from the ancient Greek city of Miletus arrived at the end of the seventh century BCE.
The funding is provided under the foreign military sales programme of the US army's Program Executive Office of Simulation, Training and Instrumentation.
The UK nationals were arrested after throwing beer bottles at people after being refused entry to a restaurant that had closed for the night.
Restoration and development projects include Madara Horseman, Arbanassi fortress, Magura cave.
Simeon Saxe-Coburg and his spouse Margarita opened a new heating and insulation system at the Tsar Ferdinand Hospital for Pulmonary Diseases in Iskrets, a project implemented thanks to the Embassy of the Sovereign Order of Malta in Sofia and the Nando Peretti Foundation.
According to the law's provisions, the commission will have the power to investigate individuals without prior notification and would not require a criminal conviction in order to launch an investigation.