Bulgaria's Plovdiv Moves to Reveal Roman Forum

Society » ARCHAEOLOGY | March 7, 2012, Wednesday // 15:03
Bulgaria: Bulgaria's Plovdiv Moves to Reveal Roman Forum File photo of Plovdiv Mayor Ivan Totev

Bulgaria's second largest city of Plovdiv will invest BGN 100 000 into making the western portion of its Roman forum visible, it has been revealed.

The further excavation of the edifice is expected to kick off in May. If necessary, the project may receive further financing, Plovdiv Mayor Ivan Totev has told the Bulgarian National Radio.

The Roman forum dates from the reign of Emperor Vespasian in 1st century and was finished in the 2nd century. The forum was a focal point of the streets of the ancient city of Tremontium.

On Friday, Plovdiv Mayor Totev declared that he aspires to turn the central part of his city to "the most beautiful in Bulgaria."

On April 19, the Mayor will visit the Polish city of Krakow, where he and experts from his municipality will get acquainted with a local underground museum project.

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