BALKAN HERITAGE FIELD SCHOOL PROJECT PACK 2015:
ANCIENT GREEK AND ROMAN PACK

 
 
Sites: Hellenistic and Roman city of Stobi, Macedonia and Ancient Greek emporion Pistiros, Bulgaria
 
Period(s) of occupation: Classical Antiquity - Classical and Hellenistic, Roman, Late Roman (Fifth century BC - Sixth century AD)

Dates in: July-August, 2015 (See the pack details in the table below!)

DESCRIPTION: The pack is combination of two Balkan Heritage Field School (BHFS) projects focused on Ancient Greek and Roman Archaeology, History and Culture. It provides to either students or people interested in Archaeology and Ancient Greek and Roman World comprehensive experience (from four to eight weeks, covering the Classical, Hellenistic, Roman and Early Byzantine periods) at two different sites in two neighboring European countries: Emporion Pistiros in Bulgaria and Stobi in Macedonia. What is more choosing to participate in the pack's proposals the BHFS participants will benefit from the considerably reduced admission fees and faster registration.

THE VARIETY OF ACTIVITIES AND PROGRAM FLEXIBILITY MAKE THE PARTICIPATION IN THE PROJECT PACK SUITABLE FOR EITHER BEGINNERS OR ADVANCED IN FIELD ARCHAEOLOGY AND AN IDEAL OPTION FOR THEIR HOLIDAY AND BUDGET!

The PACK combines the following Balkan Heritage Field School (BHFS) projects:
  1. Stobi (Macedonia Secunda) Excavations, Macedonia (STOBI.EXC 15)
  2. Ancient Greeks in the Land of Dionysos - Excavation of Emporion Pistiros in Thrace, Bulgaria (PIS.EXC 15)

All the details concerning the field schools and the excursion - the archaeological sites, project venues, traveling information, field school agendas, programs and project teams, special requirements, food and board arrangements, etc. are specified on the web pages  listed above! Our admission officer Mrs. Anna Parmakova is ready to answer all your questions concerning the ANCIENT GREEK AND ROMAN PACK!

Pack's locations: Stobi, Macedonia and Varvara, Bulgaria. Participants in the pack will be expected to arrive first in Stobi, Macedonia.

The most convenient air terminals: Skopje, Macedonia (80 km/50 mi from Stobi), Thessaloniki, Greece (160 km/100 mi from Stobi) and Sofia (Bulgaria, 300 km/186 mi from Stobi but only 85 km/52 mi from the second pack's location: Varvara, Bulgaria) - don't forget checking the low cost  flight options! If participants arrive at the first two airports, a transfer to Stobi may be arranged by request (Please, specify this in your application form!). Individual or group transfers' price may vary depending on both distance and number of passengers from 30 to 110 EUR.
 
How to get there? Stobi is located in the center of the Republic of Macedonia. It can be easily accessed by: 1. travelling by bus or car on the highway E-75 (from Athens, Greece to Belgrade, Serbia and Central Europe  across Macedonia) - the highway exit STOBI is just in front of the site's entrance; 2. catching a bus/train from Skopje (Macedonia), Thessaloniki (Greece) - the stop is at Gradsko (5 km. away from Stobi), from there participants/visitors could get a taxi to Stobi or request a free pick-up available from 9.00 am to 7.00 pm on the arrival day (please ask for details); 3. from neighbouring towns of Negotino (15 km) and Kavadartsi (20 km) participants could get on a bus to Gradsko or on a taxi directly to Stobi.

Travel between the field school projects in the pack: Stobi, Macedonia is located about 300 km/186 mi from the village of Varvara, Bulgaria. The last could be reached by:
    1. (train/bus) Stobi (i.e. Gradsko) - Skopje, Macedonia 1-1½ hrs then
    2. (bus) Skopje, Macedonia - Sofia, Bulgaria  4½ hrs then
    3. (train) Sofia - Varvara (NB! Change trains at Septemvri!)  2½ hrs or (bus) Sofia - Plovdiv - Varvara (NB! Change buses at Plovdiv!)  2½ hrs.

    Approximate cost of the entire trip: 25-30 EUR.

    Participants will be fully supported by the BHFS when planning and arranging their trips between the pack's locations.

    Free time: The BHFS participants could take advantage of their stay in the Balkans and take trips to some worth seeing historical sites and towns nearby. The BHFS encourages participants in the current pack to visit: the Bulgarian capital Sofia, Athens, Greece or Istanbul, Turkey. The BHFS can assist the participants who plan to organize their own trips with trip advices and recommendations, accommodation and tickets reservations, by providing historical information about the sites to be visited, arranging travel insurance and other tips. With our help these excursions could be cheap, easy, safe and pleasant. Look-up at some suggested travel ideas!

    Credit hours: New Bulgarian University grants up to 18 credits to students for participation in the field school project sessions that are part of the ANCIENT GREEK AND ROMAN PACK. Participation in one/two sessions of either the field school projects in the pack is awarded with 6/9 credit hours. So participants in the various sessions of the ANCIENT GREEK AND ROMAN PACK could obtain between 6 and 18 credits (Please refer to the list below for details!). Transcripts of Records (ToR) are available upon request for an additional tuition fee. For details please contact Admissions Office!

    THE PACK DETAILS:

    PACK
    CONTENT and DATES
    FEES - NUMBER OF CREDIT HOURS AVAILABLE

     

    ANCIENT GREEK AND ROMAN PACK 1

    (GROM.PACK 1)

    Combines the following field school sessions:

    STOBI (MACEDONIA SECUNDA) EXCAVATIONS - Sessions 1 and 2 (27 June - 25 July, 2015)  and

    ANCIENT GREEKS IN THE LAND OF DIONYSOS - EXCAVATION OF EMPORION PISTIROS, THRACE - Session 1 (26 July - 9 August, 2015).

    Admission fee: 3552 EUR (app. 4519 USD. Check current exchange rates!).

    Number of credit hours available: 15 (9+6)

     

    ANCIENT GREEK AND ROMAN PACK 2

    (GROM.PACK 2)

    Combines the following field school sessions:

    STOBI (MACEDONIA SECUNDA) EXCAVATIONS - Sessions 1 and 2 (27 June - 25 July, 2015)  and

    ANCIENT GREEKS IN THE LAND OF DIONYSOS - EXCAVATION OF EMPORION PISTIROS, THRACE - Sessions 1 and 2  (26 July - 23 August, 2015).

    Admission fee: 4502 EUR (app. 5729 USD. Check current exchange rates!).

    Number of credit hours available: 18 (9+9)

     

    ANCIENT GREEK AND ROMAN PACK 3

    (GROM.PACK 3)

    Combines the following field school sessions:

    STOBI (MACEDONIA SECUNDA) EXCAVATIONS - Session 2 (11 - 25 July, 2015)  and

    ANCIENT GREEKS IN THE LAND OF DIONYSOS - EXCAVATION OF EMPORION PISTIROS, THRACE - Session 1 (26 July - 9 August, 2015).

    Admission fee:  2463 EUR (app. 3129 USD. Check current exchange rates!).

    Number of credit hours available: 12 (6+6)

    ANCIENT GREEK AND ROMAN PACK 4

    (GROM.PACK 4)

    Combines the following field school sessions:

    STOBI (MACEDONIA SECUNDA) EXCAVATIONS - Session 2 (11 - 25 July, 2015)  and

    ANCIENT GREEKS IN THE LAND OF DIONYSOS - EXCAVATION OF EMPORION PISTIROS, THRACE - Sessions 1 and 2  (27 July - 23 August, 2015).

    Admission fee: 3597 EUR (app. 4569 USD. Check current exchange rates!).

    Number of credit hours available: 15 (6+9)



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