UNESCO to Shield Bulgaria's Thracian Treasures

Society | October 18, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 0

Bulgaria is seeking enhanced support from UNESCO and the EU funds to protect its relics and treasures from Thracian times.

A project worth EUR 3 M will seek European funding for the construction of a museum, a visitors center and tourist paths on Perperikon - an ancient sanctuary in the bosom of the Rhodopes.

Archeologists Georgi Kitov and Nikolay Ovcharov held a press conference Wednesday reporting on their impressions from a visit to France. They attended the inauguration of Bulgarian golden treasures' exhibition in a Paris museum.

The two said UNESCO Secretary-General Koichiro Matsuura has promised to allot USD 25,000 for reconstruction of Perperikon complex and Tatul tomb damaged by recent hard earth shatters in the area.

The world's heritage caretaking organization is also considering the idea of pronouncing the Valley of the Kings, near Kazanluk, a collective monument of cultural heritage.
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