PEATS Bulgaria – Roman Necropolis

New Site!

Dates: 1st April – 2nd May 2019
Number of UK Participants: 6 + accompanying person
Duration: 32 days

Accommodation: TBC

Meals: TBC

Communication: mobile networks readily available (you will need to check with your provider)

Transport: TBC

Weather: Hotter than UK summer, can be 30-35 degrees C

We are once again sending a group to Bulgaria. This time, our hosts at the Rousse Museum are moving the placement. For 2019, the group will be working near the Roman fortress of Trimaimum, on the Danube River, part of the Roman Limes. The excavation will be focusing on a necropolis nearby. The group will be staying nearby.

More information is forthcoming.

As with most archaeological sites, expect a degree of physical work. As with all our placements, participants are joining partner excavations. These are not UK led excavations. The group will be learning different methods and techniques that are used for this particular site, so must expect differences in how the site is run.


The Erasmus + grant will cover return flights, accommodation, food (3 meals a day, extra food and drink will be funded for by participants), airport transfers and supervision. Participants will have to make sure they have their EHI card and take money for personal purchases and excursions.


More information about the placement


Weather Conditions & Must-take things

For the daily work on the site you’ll need suitable summer working clothes, but please note: this is archaeological placement with excavations and real field work. The most important is to feel good and to protect your self from the dust, stones, prickly scrubs. Probably steel toe-cap boots is too much, but if you feel good with them – take them. Strong shoes is also worthy. Summer is hot in Bulgaria – around 30-35 Celsius daily. Take with you some cap, hat or shawl to protect from the sun. If you have your favourite anti-sun cosmetics – take it or you can buy from Bulgaria. Sun glasses too.

Insects & Animals

The dry climate and hot weather is good environment for insects and animals in this region of Bulgaria. Some of them are just annoying – mosquitoes, other can be dangerous. One type of scorpions inhabits here (Euscorpius carpathicus) – bites of it can be painful, but not poisoning. You can see several types of snakes, one of them is poisoning – the viper (Vipera ammodytes). You will receive special advice for health and safety behaviour on site: how to recognise those types and protect yourself.

Rarely, you can see wolf (Canis Lupus), fox (Vulpes vulpes) or jackal (Canis aureus), but they are following their routes without enter living areas.

Main Places


Rousse is the main town of the region, has 160 000 inhabitants, it is situated 35 km from the village of Cherven, and of the village of Tabachka, where you will be accommodated.

If you are interested in this placement, then the application form is available to download on the PEATS Archaeology main page.

For past participant feedback, please refer to the Participants Reports page.

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission

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