Bulgaria

ANCIENT GREEK PACK

Period: Archaic & Classical Greek, Hellenistic (7th - 3rd century BC)
Code: AGR.PACK 16
Session 1: 26 June - 9 August, 2016
Session 2: 26 June - 23 August, 2016
Session 3: 10 July - 9 August, 2016
Session 4: 10 July - 23 August, 2016
Academic credits available: up to 18
Admission fee starting from: from 2556 EUR (app. 2699 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 near the town of Septemvri, Central Bulgaria.

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

Project Partners: 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; Apollonia Pontica excavation team, Archaeological Museum of Sozopol 

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

Season dates: June-August, 2016 See the pack's session dates in the table below!)

Application Deadline: until the places are filled, or latest 20 May, 2016

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 18

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 (will be sent in pdf 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 16) 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- Four-week session (26 June - 24 July, 2016) and

ANCIENT GREEKS IN THE LAND OF DIONYSOS - EXCAVATION OF EMPORION PISTIROS, THRACE - Two-week session 1 (26 July - 9 August, 2016).

Fees and Credits:

Admission fee: 3732 EUR* (app. 3949 USD. Check current exchange rates!).

Number of credit hours available: up to 15

Trip to Istanbul (optional)

Ancient Greek Pack 2 (AGR.PACK 2)

Content and Dates:

APOLLONIA PONTICA EXCAVATIONS- Four-week session (26 June - 24 July, 2016) and

ANCIENT GREEKS IN THE LAND OF DIONYSOS - EXCAVATION OF EMPORION PISTIROS, THRACE - Four-week session (26 July - 23 August, 2016).

Fees and Credits:

Admission fee: 4672 EUR* (app. 4949 USD. Check current exchange rates!).

Number of credit hours available: up to 18

Trip to Istanbul (optional)

Ancient Greek Pack 3 (AGR.PACK 3)

Content and Dates:

APOLLONIA PONTICA EXCAVATIONS-  Two-week session 2 (10 - 24 July, 2016) and

ANCIENT GREEKS IN THE LAND OF DIONYSOS - EXCAVATION OF EMPORION PISTIROS, THRACE - Two-week session (26 July - 9 August, 2016).

Fees and Credits:

Admission fee: 2556 EUR* (app. 2699 USD. Check current exchange rates!).

Number of credit hours available: up to 12

Trip to Istanbul (optional)

Ancient Greek Pack 4 (AGR.PACK 4)

Content and Dates:

APOLLONIA PONTICA EXCAVATIONS- Two-week session 2 (10 - 24 July, 2016) and

ANCIENT GREEKS IN THE LAND OF DIONYSOS - EXCAVATION OF EMPORION PISTIROS, THRACE - Four-week session (26 July - 23 August, 2016).

Fees and Credits:

Admission fee: 3687 EUR* (app. 3899 USD. Check current exchange rates!).

Number of credit hours available: up to 15

Trip to Istanbul (optional)


Travel & Accommodation   


Travel

Venues of the projects in the Pack: Sozopol and the village of Karabunar, 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 Karabunar. The last could be reached by

  • organized transfer. The price may vary depending on the number of passengers from 45 to 180 EUR.
  • bus, with the following combinations:
  1. Sozopol - Burgas - Plovdiv - 4 hrs
  2. Plovdiv - Septemvri - 40 min  
  3. Septemvri - Karabunar - 20 min

 or

  1. Sozopol - Sofia - 5 hrs  
  2. Sofia - Karabunar - 1 ½

Approximate cost of the entire trip: 20 - 25 EUR;

Participants will be fully supported by the BHFS staff 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 pages for all the details about accommodation, meals, free time and other practicalities.

1.APOLLONIA PONTICA EXCAVATION PROJECT

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: 

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, 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. 3949 USD. Check current exchange rates!).

Trip to Istanbul (optional) for additional fee
ANCIENT GREEK PACK 2

(AGR.PACK 2)

Admission fee: 4672 EUR* (app. 4949 USD. Check current exchange rates!).   

Trip to Istanbul (optional) for additional fee

ANCIENT GREEK PACK 3

(AGR.PACK 3)

Admission fee: 2556 EUR* (app. 2699 USD. Check current exchange rates!).   

Trip to Istanbul (optional) for additional fee

ANCIENT GREEK PACK 4

(AGR.PACK 4)

Admission fee: 3687 EUR* (app. 3899 USD. Check current exchange rates!).   

Trip to Istanbul (optional) for additional fee


   

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 pack 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

Academic Credits   

 

New Bulgarian University (NBU) grants up to 15 credits to students in European universities for participation in the field school project sessions that are part of the ANCIENT GREEK PACK. Participation in any two-week/four-week session of each of the field school projects in the pack is awarded with 6/9 credit hours (ECTS)*. Participants in the various sessions of the ANCIENT GREEK PACK can obtain maximum of 15 ECTS* credits (Please refer to the list below!). They are allowed to require credits only for particular field school project sessions in the Pack, so practically they have choice between 6, 12, 18 and 24 ECTS credits.

  

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) grants 12 semester credit units (equivalent to 18 quarter units) to all students who study outside Europe for attending the four-week sessions of this field school pack (Please refer to the list below!)

  

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) - NBU
12 - UCLA

ANCIENT GREEK PACK 2

(AGR.PACK 2)

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

24 (12+12) - UCLA

ANCIENT GREEK PACK 3

(AGR.PACK 3)

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

UCLA - NONE

ANCIENT GREEK PACK 4

(AGR.PACK 4)

Number of credit hours available:
15 (6+9) - NBU
12 - UCLA

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