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Kazanluk (Southern Bulgaria) and UNESCO

Kazanluk (Southern Bulgaria) and UNESCO

8/29/2003 12:00:00 AM

Kazanluk (Southern Bulgaria),  - UNESCO is studying the Valley of Thracian Rulers project, UNESCO Director General Koichiro Matsuura told BTA in response to a question. He is the first UNESCO director general to visit the Kazanluk Thracian Tomb after its inclusion in the cultural monuments list protected by UNESCO. Matsuura described the Thracian tombs in Bulgaria as a unique world heritage.

The Mayor of Kazanluk presented a the UNESCO Director General with a tabletop sculpture of the Kazanluk rose, the
other symbol of the town which lies in the heart of the Valley of Roses.

Two sarcophaguses and 12 tombs have been found in the Valley of Thracian Rulers, all of which have been studied. A US
archaeological team headed by Prof. Zdravko Parov owns a golden disc with 6,000 hours of scientific studies on the Thracian tomb near Ostrousha, Kosyo Zarev, Director of the Museum of History in Kazanluk, told BTA.

The Kazanluk Thracian Tomb was opened for tourists for the first time this year. It was declared a world monument under
UNESCO aegis in 1979. Its unique mural paintings date back to the turn of the 4th century BC.

Mayor elections in Plovdiv
Mayor elections in Plovdiv
9/12/2003 12:00:00 AM
The today?s issue of the Maritsa Newspaper presents the eleven candidates that will compete in the local elections for a mayor of Plovdiv. They are:1. Dr Ivan Chomakov ? Union of the Democ...
The town of Zlatograd and the Rhodope people
The information is based on the regional page of the Maritza newspaper (Sept.11th, 2003):?Bulgaria starts, and does not end, where the town of Zlatograd lies?That is what the residents of t...
Armenia?s President on a visit to Plovdiv
The Armenian president, Mr. Robert Kocharian, arrived on a friendly visit to Plovdiv yesterday. Based on the interview with him in the Maritsa newspaper today, taken by Valentina Yeremieva, we lear...
Reminiscence of the writer Nikolay Haitov
Based on a publication in the Maritsa Newspaper:A new fountain with a bas-relief monument of the eminent Bulgarian writer Nikolay Haitov were unveiled by his fellow villagers in his home village o...
The archaeological findings ? an essential issue for Bulgaria
A new Thracian acropolis near the village of Novo Zhelezare was uncovered by the team of archaeologists, led by Dr. Georgi Kitov. It is part of the Thracian cult complex near the Starosel village. ...
In honour to the Day of Plovdiv
In honour to the Day of Plovdiv
9/6/2003 12:00:00 AM
In honour to the Day of Plovdiv, after a 12-year silence, the first Singing Fountains in Bulgaria were released, working again in its full glory. The very pond the fountains are placed in, is part ...
The celebrations of the Day of Plovdiv
Each city has a special Feast Day to celebrate, and Plovdiv is not exclusion to that rule ? the citizens of Plovdiv celebrate the Plovdiv Day each year on September 6th. Our city will be very beaut...
The Pamporovo Mountain Resort
The Pamporovo Mountain Resort
9/4/2003 12:00:00 AM
   Information about the resort based on the Pamporovo Info Centre:   Location: the Central Rhodopes   Altitude: 1650 m   Closest peak: Snezhanka Pe...
September ? the month of cultural events in Plovdiv
Based on a publication from the Culture Pages of the Maritsa newspaperThe first item of news is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the birth of the great artist Zlatuy Boyadzhiev, which will...
Cultural Events in the Balabanov House in the Old Town
Based on a publication in the Maritsa newspaperYesterday the Plovdiv Mayor, Dr. Ivan Chomakov, opened the already traditional for Plovdiv National Autumn Painting Exhibition. The opening took p...