Bulgaria

ANCIENT GREEK PACK

Period: Archaic & Classical Greek, Hellenistic (7th - 3rd century BC)
Code: AGR.PACK 15
Session 1: 27 June - 9 August, 2015
Session 2: 27 June - 23 August, 2015
Session 3: 11 July - 9 August, 2015
Session 4: 11 July - 23 August, 2015
Academic credits available: up to 18
Admission fee starting from: 2102 EUR (app. 2359 USD)

The Project and Course


   

General Information

Description: The pack is combination of two Balkan Heritage Field School (BHFS) projects focused on Ancient Greek Archaeology, History and Culture. It provides to either students or people interested in Archaeology and Ancient Greek World comprehensive experience (from four to eight weeks, covering the Archaic, Classical and Hellenistic periods) at two different sites: an emporion and a sanctuary, located in Bulgaria. What is more choosing to participate in the pack’s proposals the BHFS participants will benefit from the considerably reduced admission fees, faster registration and the option to join a 5-day excursion to Istanbul, Turkey between the field school projects.

Package type: field school & archaeological excavation.The variety of activities and team flexibility make this project package suitable for both Beginners and Advanced in Field Archaeology. Individual program and task assignment are available to advanced students.

Sites: Apollonia Pontica - sector of the the ancient city's sacred precinct (temenos) located on St. Kirik Island, Sozopol and Ancient Greek emporion Pistiros, Bulgaria

Period(s) of occupation: Archaic, Classical and Hellenistic (Seventh century - Third century BC)

Collaborative Universities & Institutions: The Balkan Heritage Foundation, Pistiros excavation team: National Archaeological Institute with Museum at Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Regional Museum of History, Pazardzhik, "Prof. Mieczyslaw Domaradzki" Archaeological Museum in Septemvri, New Bulgarian University (Bulgaria); "Pistiros" Association; University of Liverpool (England); Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic), Apollonia Pontica excavation team, Archaeological Museum of Sozopol 

Venues of the projects in the Pack: Sozopol and Varvara, Bulgaria. Participants in the pack will be expected to arrive first in Sozopol, Bulgaria.

Season dates: July-August, 2015 See the pack's session dates in the table below!)

Application Deadline: until the places are filled, or latest 20 May, 2015

Minimum length of stay: 2 sessions (four weeks)

Minimum age: 18 (16, if the participant is accompanied by an adult family member)

Number of field school places available: Maximum 20

Language: English

Experience required: No

Special requirements: Participation in the project package is not recommended for individuals with solar allergies or other special illnesses that might be exacerbated during the intensive outdoor activities. The average summer temperatures in the area are 25-38 C or higher. All participants should bring clothes and cosmetics suitable for hot and sunny weather. All participants are expected to prepare for the dig by reading (at least) the BHFS handbook chapter about archaeological excavation techniques and methods (the BHFS e-handbook will be sent by e-mail to all registered students before the beginning of the project)! Participants will use the tools and equipment available at the site and are not expected to bring any additional equipment.


The Project Package

   

The ANCIENT GREEK PACK combines the following Balkan Heritage Field School (BHFS) projects:   

   

   

Apollonia Pontica Excavation Project (AP.EXC 15) on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast;   

   

   

Please visit the project web pages above for all the details concerning each site, excavation and field school project as well as each field school's program, recommended readings, travel & accommodation information and other practicalities!

Our admission officer Ms. Anna Parmakova is ready to answer all your questions concerning the ANCIENT GREEK PACK! Besides the BHFS can provide alumni’s contacts for further feedback about the field school projects in the package.

The Pack Details

 

Ancient Greek Pack 1 (AGR.PACK 1)

Content and Dates:

APOLLONIA PONTICA 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).

Fees and Credits:

Admission fee: 3732 EUR* (app. 4199 USD. Check current exchange rates!).

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

Trip to Istanbul (optional)

Ancient Greek Pack 2 (AGR.PACK 2)

Content and Dates:

APOLLONIA PONTICA 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).

Fees and Credits:

Admission fee: 4672 EUR* (app. 5259 USD. Check current exchange rates!).

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

Trip to Istanbul (optional)

Ancient Greek Pack 3 (AGR.PACK 3)

Content and Dates:

APOLLONIA PONTICA EXCAVATIONS- Sessions 2(11 - 25 July, 2015) and

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

Fees and Credits:

Admission fee: 2556 EUR* (app. 2879 USD. Check current exchange rates!).

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

Trip to Istanbul (optional)

Ancient Greek Pack 4 (AGR.PACK 4)

Content and Dates:

APOLLONIA PONTICA EXCAVATIONS- Sessions 2(11 - 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).

Fees and Credits:

Admission fee: 3687 EUR* (app. 4149 USD. Check current exchange rates!).

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

Trip to Istanbul (optional)


Travel & Accommodation   


Travel

Venues of the projects in the Pack: Sozopol and Varvara, Bulgaria. Participants in the pack will be expected to arrive first in Sozopol, Bulgaria.

The nearest air terminals: Burgas airport (45 km/28 mi), Varna airport (160 km/100 mi). Don't forget checking the low cost flight options! If participants arrive at the one of these airports, a transfer to Sozopol 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 20 to 100 EUR. Ask for details!

How to get there? Bus lines connect Sozopol with Burgas and Sofia (the Bulgarian capital) and fast ferry lines connect it with Varna and Nesebar.

   

Travel between the field school projects in the pack: Sozopol is located about 300 km/186 mi from the village of Varvara. The last could be reached by:

  1. (bus) Sozopol - Plovdiv - 4 hrs
  2. (bus) Plovdiv - Varvara - 1 hrs

or

  1. (bus) Sozopol - Burgas - 40 min
  2. (train) Burgas - Varvara (NB! Change trains at Septemvri!) - 6 hrs

Approximate cost of the entire trip: 20 EUR.

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

   

    


Accommodation & Meals & Free Time & Practicalities

   

Accommodation and 3 meals per day are fully covered by the admission fee. Please, visit each field school project's page for all the details about accommodation, meals, free time and other practicalities.

1.APOLLONIA PONTICA EXCAVATIONS

2.ANCIENT GREEKS IN THE LAND OF DIONYSOS - EXCAVATION OF EMPORION PISTIROS, THRACE

   

Trips


The complete program of the ANCIENT GREEK PACK has the following scheduled tours covered by the admission fee: 

  • Tours of Sozopol and Nesebar (UNESCO World Heritage Site) including their archaeological museums 
  • Tour of the megalithic complex of Begliktash (for participants in session 3 and the two project sessions)
  • Tour of the ancient city of Plovdiv, Plovdiv Archaeological Museum, town's Roman monuments and the Old Town Quarter;
  • Tour of the Thracian royal tombs in the Rose valley in and around Kazanlak (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and Starosel (for participants in session 3 and the two project sessions)

The BHFS participants could take advantage of their stay in the Balkans and take part in the optional (not covered by the admission fee) excursions to:

The Admission Fee   

 

The Admission fee includes: educational and fieldwork activities, full-board accommodation (hotel + 3 meals per day), tools, materials, project Handbook, issue of Certificate of Attendance, excursions/sightseeing tours/entrance fees and administrative costs.

The price in USD is for orientation. Please check current exchange rates!   

  

 ANCIENT GREEK PACK 1

(AGR.PACK 1)

Admission fee: 3732 EUR* (app. 4759 USD. Check current exchange rates!).

Trip to Istanbul (optional): from 390 EUR 
ANCIENT GREEK PACK 2

(AGR.PACK 2)

Admission fee: 4672 EUR* (app. 5939 USD. Check current exchange rates!).   

Trip to Istanbul (optional): from 390 EUR 

ANCIENT GREEK PACK 3

(AGR.PACK 3)

Admission fee: 2556 EUR* (app.3249 USD. Check current exchange rates!).   

Trip to Istanbul (optional): from 390 EUR 

ANCIENT GREEK PACK 4

(AGR.PACK 4)

Admission fee: 3687 EUR* (app. 4689 USD. Check current exchange rates!).   

Trip to Istanbul (optional): from 390 EUR 


   

Admission Fee Transfer Options:

- Bank transfer
- On-line transfers via the Balkan Heritage virtual POS Terminal VISA, MASTERCARD & MAESTRO cards are accepted.

For further information contact Admissions Office at bhfs.admissions@gmail.com!

   

Note, 5% of every admission fee for this project directly supports the Balkan Heritage Protection Fund's activities!   

For more information about scholarships, low-cost flights, hotels, etc. please feel free to contact us or look at our recommended links at: http://www.bhfieldschool.org/bh.links.html

Academic Credits   

 

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 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 PACK could obtain between 6 and 18 credits. Transcripts of Records (ToR) are available upon request for an additional tuition fee. For details please read the Regulations for obtaining Transcripts of Records.

 

ANCIENT GREEK PACK 1 

(AGR.PACK 1)

Number of credit hours available: 15 (9+6)
ANCIENT GREEK PACK 2

(AGR.PACK 2)

Number of credit hours available: 18 (9+9)
ANCIENT GREEK PACK 3

(AGR.PACK 3)

Number of credit hours available: 12 (6+6)
ANCIENT GREEK PACK 4

(AGR.PACK 4)

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

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