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Participate in archeological works in Ahtopol

What?

Vortex Foundation (Volunteering with Respect for the Traditions and Excellence) is based in Malko Tarnovo introduces in Bulgaria the principle of voluntary work in the field of archeology and the preservation of cultural heritage. The foundation works in the field of alternative education and promotes spiritual development and alternative social models. It was created by Vera, Maria (Bulgaria) and Bob (the Netherlands), all of whom have long experience on the site of the Bosnian pyramids and in working with children of Strandja mountain.

Vortex Foundation invites you to join as a volunteer in archaeological excavations near Ahtopol. Leader of the expedition will be Dr. Andrei Aladzhov, Chief assistant professor at the National Institute of Archaeology Academy of Sciences,

After five seasons of volunteering at the Bosnian pyramids and nearly a two-year study of the magical Bulgarian Strandja Mountain Nature Park, also known as the “Lung of Europe”, Dr. Andrei Aladjov, Chief assistant professor in the National Archaeological Institute of the Bulgarian Academy of Science, invites you to join the volunteer work at an archaeological site on the Black Sea, Bulgaria.

Combine your love for archaeology with the incredible feeling of spending September on the southern Black Sea coast: places still untouched or at least not spoiled by modern life, beautiful beaches and cliffs, close to the border with Turkey.

Here you will find more info about the project and the work.

When?

September 20 to October 31, divided into three shifts, (shorter shifts optional).

First shift: September 20 - October 3 Second shift: October 4 - October 17 Third shift: October 18 - October 31

Who?

Vortex Foundation.

Where?

Ahtopol, Bulgaria, at the Black Sea - on the border of Strandja Mountain, between Bulgaria and Turkey. Accommodation is in a beautiful building over the cliff with its own garden, known as the Greek School (built by and for the Greek population still living on those lands at the beginning of the XX century) in double rooms (according to the number of participants).

Skills needed?

Affinity for archaeology, but not only: ancient cultures, beautiful landscapes, teamwork and the opportunity to explore these uncharted territories, its unique flora and fauna, geological and archaeological finds, small villages with unique customs from immemorial time (such as dancing on fire and others). Experience in previous expeditions is an advantage but not crucial.

If you are a student and are interested in whether your participation can be counted as internship credits, please inform the organizers in time so they can make the necessary arrangements through Sofia University or through Archaetypes International Research NGO.

There will be different types of activities in situ: sketching the sites, photographing, cleaning artefacts, helping in the kitchen and in the organization, working with children from the region, which we intend to bring visiting as educational module. There are workers engaged for the heaviest excavations.

Accomodation?

There's a 13 euro/day fee that includes accomodation and 3 meals a day + insurance.

How to participate?

Click on the green "I will do it" button to see the organizer's contact details.

// photo by the organizer

Кандидатствай до 15 September 2015

The mission is from 20 September 2015 until 31 October 2015

Registration closed

Stories

Once a mission you participate in ends, you can tell us how it went in a couple of sentences ("it was great" won't do).

It's simple: after the end we send you instructions - follow them. This way you earn points and rise in rank , others get inspired and we're all happy.

  • BoB amst3rdam

    BoB amst3rdam

    Comments by Volunteers;
    By Kira -of all our trips this was our favorite! we were welcomed with such open arms, it felt like home. ivo and bob and vera made us feel like family and we got to explore an ancient and beautiful place. we also got to meet some very cool and unique people. any project the vortex foundation has, i hope we are invited because it truly enriched our lives. thank you bob and vera!!

    By Milena-
    It was a GREAT beginning! Bravo per Vera and Bob who had the vision and were able to create this opportunity for both sides, the volunteers and the archeologists- a WIN-WIN situation! Looking forward of the next stage of projects of the VORTEX Foundation

  • Dima

    Dima

    It was good opportunity for non professionals, such as I am, to work together with professional archaeologists on the site, to get involved into whole process, to see how it works. What we were doing on the site mostly was digging and cleaning particular areas of the 200 BC Fortress, which was up the hill, deep in Strandja forest. While I was there, we didn't find anything more valuable then broken pieces of pottery. But I was not disappointed by this fact, because I am not professional and it's a lottery after all. But before my arrival they found sword, pipe and skeleton, also silver coins - these are all very interesting and important findings.

  • Dima

    Dima

    It was good opportunity for non professionals, such as I am, to work together with professional archaeologists on the site, to get involved into whole process, to see how it works. What we were doing on the site mostly was digging and cleaning particular areas of the 200 BC Fortress, which was up the hill, deep in Strandja forest. While I was there, we didn't find anything more valuable then broken pieces of pottery. But I was not disappointed by this fact, because I am not professional and it's a lottery after all. But before my arrival they found sword, pipe and skeleton, also silver coins - these are all very interesting and important findings.

Questions

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  • Maya Pavlova

    Maya Pavlova

    Здравейте!
    Много искам да се включа.
    Имам син на 2 години и бих желала той да расте вдъхновяващо и пълноценно изкарвайки павече време по археологически и исторически обекти.
    Аз съм изкуствовед с малко практически опит и известен опит в телевизионната журналистика. Имам публикации в електронни медии и в собствен блог. Водя детенце с мен навсякъде. Въпросът ми е дали мога да кандидатствам и да го взема с мен? И 2ри въпрос спането аз ли го плащам?
    Благодаря Ви!
    Мая П.

  • Pavel Kunchev

    Pavel Kunchev (timeheroes)

    Здравей, Мая, организаторът - Фондация Vortex, ни отговори, че минималната позволена възраст (от съображения за безопасност) е 16 години.

  • Velichka  Martinova

    Velichka Martinova

    Здравейте! Аз в момента завършвам магистратурата си по археология и имам доста теренен опит за изминалите 6 години от обучението ми. Въпросът ми е спането и храната ние ли си ги поемаме? Защото е малко нелепо да полагаш доброволен труд, за което да заплатиш 300 лв.

  • Pavel Kunchev

    Pavel Kunchev (timeheroes)

    Здравей, Величка. Информацията от организатора на инициативата е следната: работата на терен е организирана, 25-те лева на ден покриват именно спане, храна и застраховка - това не е такса за участие.

  • Tatiana Tsviatkova

    Tatiana Tsviatkova

    Здравейте, трябва ли да изпратя CV?

  • Elena Drumeva

    Elena Drumeva (timeheroes)

    Татяна, натисни зеления бутон "Ще участвам", за да видиш адреса, на който да изпратиш CV.

  • Velichka  Martinova

    Velichka Martinova

    Благодаря за отговора ви.

  • Desislava Zheliazkova

    Desislava Zheliazkova

    Здравейте,
    Възможно ли е включване само за една седмица?

  • Elena Drumeva

    Elena Drumeva (timeheroes)

    Десислава, напълно възможно е, пиши на организаторите.

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