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In relation to the improving weather conditions and temperature increase from 14/02/2017 the construction of the site “Archaeological complex with reception building, information center, open and covered areas for exposure and academic archeology” was restored.
Construction and engineering works continues at a rapid pace to fully compensated the delay caused by deteriorating weather conditions during the winter months.
Soon the rough construction will be completed and a suitable conditions for the establishment and installation of equipment and furniture will be created.
As a result of implementation of project activities, visitors’ center will be equipped with multifunctional software information system which will provide general information on exposure, thematic information about the exhibits, a plan with the layout of the halls, information about current and future exhibitions.
There is also video system which provides a large video projection space. Each visitor will be able to take advantage of individual guided system by which to get a great experience, seeing and getting to know the subject.
The visitor will be able to experience the atmosphere of the Thracian lands and through specially manufactured to original historical documents accessories and attributes – crowns, jewelry, bracelets, necklaces, rings, shields, swords, spears, bows, arrows, pottery, coins, vessels and others.
For more interesting experience for the visitors there will be a craft workshop, equipped with a ceramic furnace, a potter’s wheel and a loom. An unique map of Thracian mounds in Bulgaria will give a clearer idea of the heritage left by the Thracians on our lands

 

PRESS RELEASE: THE DEADLINE FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROJECT IS EXTENDED

With an additional agreement from 16.01.2017, signed by the Mayor of “Maritsa” Municipality – Mr. Dimitar Ivanov and the main Programme Operator – Mr. Boil Banov, the deadline for the implementation of the project “Open Air Museum Maltepe” is extended to 28.04.2017.
The amendment to the duration of the contract from 18 to 20 months was dictated by the need for additional time for carrying out the construction works at the site.
Taking into consideration the winter months and worsening weather conditions, in order to meet the technological requirements for construction and preserving the quality of the used materials, the construction works at the project “Open Air Museum Maltepe” are temporary suspended.
The deteriorated atmospheric conditions, sudden cold snap and heavy snowfalls are making the construction works impossible.

Press Release

“OPEN MUSEUM” MALTEPE “with beneficiary Municipality Maritsa, which is implemented in partnership with
• Regional Archaeological Museum town. Plovdiv
• District Administration with administrative center Plovdiv
It is being built with the most modern materials and high quality, on time.

The project is worth 805 961.61 euros and has a term of execution 18 months, from 28.08.2016 to 28.02.2017.
Grants provided through the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area 2009 – 2014 Programme BG08 “Cultural heritage and contemporary arts” on Measure 1 “Restoration, renovation and preservation of cultural heritage” by the Ministry of Culture, under Contract №24-10M1- 45 of 28.08.2015.

In connection with the implementation of the activities and progress of the project “Open Air Museum Maltepe” on 10 June 2016. After public tender for selection of contractor, the mayor of the municipality of Maritsa Mr. Dimitar Ivanov and the representative of “MAL Tepe 2016 “DZZD signed a contract for” Engineering object “Archaeological complex with reception building, information center, open and covered areas for exposure and academic archeology” places. Maltepe, in the village of. Manole, Municipality Maritsa. The contract for engineering is worth 1 428 164.96 lev VAT and the total execution time is 180 calendar days from the date of signing the contract.

The investment project is set layout space around the mound, which is also formed. Designated is an area for study archeology, restoration and museum practices. In northeast defined area for disposal of the dust removed from the mound.

There is parking for visitors arriving to serve up to 15 cars and 2 buses.

For administrative services of the museum provided space to meet several goals:
• Information center

• Conference room

• Premises for the personnel

• Premise security

• Storage service and service facilities

On targets related to education and training in the fields of history, archeology and the arts are provided for educational practices hall (rooms with installed technical and educational props, multimedia and computer devices), and storage area.

The total area of the building is 790.05 square meters

The project included a seminar room for about 30 people.

The site of the archaeological complex have provided more:
• Zone openly exhibiting structures mound
• Beautiful landscape – gazebos, seating
• Depot for storage of dust
• Areas serving the research team

For construction supervision provided under the project of 16.05.2016g. It contracted with “Control-invest” LTD. The contract comes into force from the day of opening of the construction and is effective until the issuance of a permit for use of the site by the State Acceptance Commission, but not later than 28.02.2017.

An open-air museum “Maltepe” will be disclosed in Maritsa Municipality July 28, 2016

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Today the first dig of the Open-air museum “Maltepe” in Maritsa Municipality has been made and it is being implemented in partnership with Regional archeological museum of Plovdiv and Regional administration with administrative center Plovdiv, the correspondent of BGNES for the region reports. The event was attended by the mayor of Maritsa Municipality – Mr Dimitar Ivanov, the mayor of Manole village – Mr Alexander Ivanov, ass. prof. Kostadin Kisyov – director of the Regional archeological museum in Plovdiv, as well as representatives of the “MAL TEPE 2016” consortium. The two mayors did the groundbreaking which marked the beginning of the implementation of the construction work related to the building of the first open-air museum on the territory of the municipality. Mr Dimitar Ivanov assured all the attendees that he will personally exercise control over the qualitative and timely implementation of all construction activities and wished luck to all the project participants. The project costs 805 961.61 Euro and has to be implemented in 18 months – from 28.08.2015 until 28.02.2017.  The grant is provided by The financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area 2009-2014, Programme BG08 “Cultural heritage and contemporary arts” under Measure 1 “Restoration, renovation and protection of cultural heritage” via the Ministry of culture, according to Contract №24-10М1-45 from 28.08.2015. Mound “Maltepe” is the biggest funeral mound on the territory of Bulgaria and has dimensions of 90 m in diameter and 22 m in height. The mound represents a part of a large Thracian necropolis which is linked to the history of the antique Philippopolis between 1st century BC and 3rd century AC. It is registered as an immovable cultural property – as an archeological subject in the Automated information system “Archeological map of Bulgaria” under Registration number № 10001496. In order for the activities to be implemented and progress to be made on the project “An open-air museum Maltepe”, on 10 June 2016, after an auction for choosing an implementer was held, the mayor of Maritsa Municipality Mr Dimitar Ivanov and the representative of “MAL TEPE 2016” signed a contract for conducting “Engineering of an object: “Archeological complex with a visitors’ building, an information center, open and covered areas for exhibitions and training archeology”, Manole area, the lands of village Manole, Maritsa Municipality. The contract for engineering costs 1 428 164.69 BGN incl. VAT and the implementation period is 180 calendar days starting from the day when the contract was signed. Staging the area around the mound is set in the investment project. A spot for training archeology, restoration and museum practices is set up. A particular area for landfilling the earth excavated from the mound is designated in the northwest direction. A parking lot for arriving visitors will be provided and it will serve up to 15 automobiles and 2 buses.

Specific premises are provided in order the museum to be attended administratively and they serve some main goals:

  1. Information centre
  2. Conference hall
  3. Staff premises
  4. Security premises
  5.  Additional service premises

Source: BGNES

Press Release

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Today, 27 July 2016, an official ceremony has been held that relates to the first dig under project “AN OPEN-AIR MUSEUM MALTEPE” with beneficiary Maritsa Municipality, which is being implemented in partnership with Regional archeological museum of Plovdiv and Regional administration with administrative center Plovdiv.

The event was attended by the mayor of Maritsa Municipality – Mr Dimitar Ivanov, the mayor of Manole village – Mr Alexander Ivanov, ass. prof. Kostadin Kisyov – director of the Regional archeological museum in Plovdiv, as well as representatives of the “MAL TEPE 2016” consortium. The two mayors did the groundbreaking which marked the beginning of the implementation of the construction work related to the building of the first open-air museum on the territory of the municipality. Mr Dimitar Ivanov assured all the attendees that he will personally exercise control over the qualitative and timely implementation of all construction activities and wished luck to all the project participants.

The project costs 805 961.61 Euro and has to be implemented in 18 months – from 28.08.2015 until 28.02.2017.  The grant is provided by The financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area 2009-2014, Programme BG08 “Cultural heritage and contemporary arts” under Measure 1 “Restoration, renovation and protection of cultural heritage” via the Ministry of culture, according to Contract №24-10М1-45 from 28.08.2015.

Mound “Maltepe” is the biggest funeral mound on the territory of Bulgaria and has dimensions of 90 m in diameter and 22 m in height. The mound represents a part of a large Thracian necropolis which is linked to the history of the antique Philippopolis between 1st century BC and 3rd century AC. It is registered as an immovable cultural property – as an archeological subject in the Automated information system “Archeological map of Bulgaria” under Registration number № 10001496.

In order for the activities to be implemented and progress to be made on the project “An open-air museum Maltepe”, on 10 June 2016, after an auction for choosing an implementer was held, the mayor of Maritsa Municipality Mr Dimitar Ivanov and the representative of “MAL TEPE 2016” signed a contract for conducting “Engineering of an object: “Archeological complex with a visitors’ building, an information center, open and covered areas for exhibitions and training archeology”, Manole area, the lands of village Manole, Maritsa Municipality. The contract for engineering costs 1 428 164.69 BGN incl. VAT and the implementation period is 180 calendar days starting from the day when the contract was signed.

Staging the area around the mound is set in the investment project. A spot for training archeology, restoration and museum practices is set up. A particular area for landfilling the earth excavated from the mound is designated in the northwest direction. A parking lot for arriving visitors will be provided and it will serve up to 15 automobiles and 2 buses.

Specific premises are provided in order the museum to be attended administratively and they serve some main goals:

  • Information centre
  • Conference hall
  • Staff premises
  • Security premises
  • Additional service premises

A hall for training practices (premises with installed technical and educational supplies, multimedia and computer devices) as well as a warehouse are provided in order to serve the goals linked to education and training in the field of history, archeology and arts.

The total floorage of the building is 790.05 sq m.

A conference hall for about 30 people is included in the project.

The following is also provided on the ground of the archeological complex: an area for open landfilling of parts of the mound; a park area – an arbour, a seating area; a depot for earth storage, areas serving the research team.

A contract was signed with “Control Invest” Ltd. on 16 May 2016 in order the control provided in the project to be exercised. The contract comes into force on the day of the opening of the construction site and will expire when the State Acceptance Commission releases a Permit for exploitation of the subject but this is due to happen before 28.02.2017.

 

 

”Maritsa” municipality held an open press conference on project Open – Air Museum “MALTEPE” moud.

On March 22, 2016 an initial press conference was held on the project OPEN-AIR MUSEUM “MALTEPE” which is carried out by the “Maritsa” municipality.
The press conference was attended by the Mayor of “Maritsa” municipality – Mr. Dimitar Ivanov, Assoc.Prof. Kostadin Kisiov – Director of the Plovdiv Regional Archaeological Museum, Ms. Venera Atanasova…

On March 22, 2016 an initial press conference was held on the project OPEN-AIR MUSEUM “MALTEPE” which is carried out by the “Maritsa” municipality.
The press conference was attended by the Mayor of “Maritsa” municipality – Mr. Dimitar Ivanov, Assoc.Prof. Kostadin Kisiov – Director of the Plovdiv Regional Archaeological Museum, Ms. Venera Atanasova – Representative of Plovdiv Regional Administration, Mr. Zdravko Danailov – project manager of
Open – Air Museum “Maltepe”.

The “Open – Air Museum “Maltepe” project is entirely funded by Grant Program BG08 “Cultural Heritage and Contemporary Arts “, financed under the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area.

1, 6 million BGN is granted for the excavation of the largest Thracian mound in Bulgaria

разкопки, тракийска могила, МалтепеThe largest Thracian mound in the country – “Maltepe” near the Plovdiv village Manole, will be transformed into an open – air museum. Mayor of “Maritsa” municipality Mr. Dimitar Ivanov signed a contract with the Ministry of Culture for the research and conservation of the cult object, and the display of the finds in it. The Project has secured EU funding of € 805,961. The mound has not been looted by treasure hunters so far because of its size – its diameter is 90 meters and its height is 22 meters. The geophysical surveys carried out on the embankment in 2003 showed the presence of 7-8 graves.

It is suggested that the facilities are related to the Thracian ruler Rhoemetalces II and the members of his family. According to the head of the Archaeological Museum Assoc. Prof. Kostadin Kisiov “Maltepe” is a part of a larger necropolis consisting of around 40 mounds. A smaller mound was found 300 m east of the cult object, where there was a crematorium. The incinerated corpses were laid in “Maltepe”.

Source: novini.bg

Transform the “Maltepe” mound near Manole village in open-air museum

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Договорът беше подписан от кмета на община „Марица” Димитър Иванов и директора на Дирекция “Европейски програми и проекти” в Министерството на културата Ангел Ангелов

“Maltepe” mound near Manole village, ”Maritsa” municipality Plovdiv District/Region is the largest tomb mound in Bulgaria,and it is a part of a larger Thracian necropolis associated with the history of ancient Philippopolisin within the period from I c. BC. to III. C AD.
At the Ministry of Culture, which is the Programme Operator of Program BG08 “Cultural Ceritage and contemporary Arts”, financed under the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area, a contract with “Maritsa” municipality was signed for gratuitously financial funding/ a grant financed under under Measure 1 “Restoration, Renovation and Preservation of the Cultural Heritage”.

The grant is for 805 961, 61 euros, and the duration of the project term is 18 months. The contract was signed by the mayor of “Maritsa” municipality Mr. Dimitar Ivanov and the Director of “European Programs and Projects” directorate in the Ministry of Culture Mr. Angel Angelov.

The purpose of “OPEN-AIR MUSEUM “MALTEPE” project is to transform the archaeological site near Manole village into a tourist attraction, which will contribute to the increased public interest in the Manole village and the nearby cultural and historical sites, which are also are interesting from a historical and culturological perspective.

The “Maltepe” mound from a historic perspective is extremely important object of the Bulgarian cultural history and an immovable cultural value under Art.146 of the Law for Cultural Heritage (State Newspaper, issue 19, 2009) and Order № 1711/22.10.1962 of the Council of Ministers. The mound is registered as an immovable cultural value – an archaeological site – in the
Automated Information System “Archaeological Map of Bulgaria” under registration number: 10001496. “Maltepe” mound is located at a latitude of 171 meters. This is the largest tomb in Bulgaria with dimensions – diameter of 90 meters and a height of 22 m. The “Maltepe” mound is a part of a larger Thracian necropolis connected with the history of the ancient Philippopolis from the period of I c. BC. to III c. AD.

On the larger part of the mound, in 2003, geophysical surveys were carried out by the Plovdiv Regional Archaeological Museum and specialists from the National Archaeological Institute of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. As a result the presence of different types of tomb facilities was established. The mound is a complex consisting of a central tomb and secondary tombs comnnected most probably with the Thracian ruler Remetalk II, an ally of the Roman emperors and members of his family.

The creation of an open-air museum is the most adequate and original method which will present to the Bulgarian and foreign tourists a reconstruction of the ancient religious beliefs and the funeral practices of the Thracian rulers who ruled the kingdom of Odrysaeans and Philippopolis from the I century BC. To the III c. AD.
The project is carried out in partnership with the Plovdiv Regional Administration and the Regional Archaeological Museum – Plovdiv. The announcement of an open procedure under the Public procurement law for engineering execution is pending.

A Thracian ruler buried in a mound near Plovdiv

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Maltepe is of enormous proportions and because of that it was preserved from looters, said the mayor of “Maritsa” municipality Mr. Dimitar Ivanov.

An unknown Thracian leader and members of his family were buried in Maltepe – one of the largest mounds in Bulgaria and on the Balkan Peninsula, which is located near the village of Manole. This stated was announced by the Director of the Plovdiv Archaeological Museum Assoc. Prof. Kostadin Kisiov. The cult object is only 17 km away from the city and it is with huge dimensions. The diameter of the embankment which was erected by human hands, is 110 meters and the height of the mound is 26 meters. It has not been robbed so far, because it is not an easy target for the looters. Only a shallow trench made by treasure hunters is visible on its top.

Experts are adamant that looters have failed to reach the sarcophagi. The conducted geo-physical survey of the upper Maltepe, which was made more than 10 years ago, revealed the presence of 7-8 graves.
In the center of the mound is the tomb of a local Thracian ruler.

“I expect that during the excavations there will be valuable items found, which belonged to the aristocrat and his family. Perhaps there will be chariots as well”, said Assoc. Prof. Kisyov. The mound had been topped additionally with soil during the funerals of the relatives of the aristocrat. Their urns will be also intact.”

“Maritsa” Municipality, on which territory is the object, has prepared a project for its excavation and the construction of an open-air museum. There is such a museum in Vergina, where the tomb of Philip II of Macedonia is.

“The exhibition will display the artifacts from the mound. The tomb of the Thracian ruler will be preserved and open for visitors”, explains the mayor of “Maritsa” municipality Mr. Dimitar Ivanov. The first stage of the project envisages a survey of Maltepe and strengthening of the more complex tomb facilities, as it is prescribed by the Ministry of Culture. In the second stage the infrastructure will be constructed. It is envisaged that the whole terrain around the earth embankment to be formed as a park with the traditional for the region trees – acacia, lime, oak, black poplar, hazel. Alleys will be built, as well as drinking fountains, rest areas, information center, a parking lot for buses and cars. Access for students and their teachers will be free.

The municipality has applied with this project for funding under the Norwegian grant program.

Source: 24часа

They began to dig the Maltepe mound nearby Manole village

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The archaeological summer of 2015 for the Plovdiv team of the head of Regional Archeological Museum Assoc. Prof. Kostadin Kisiov will pass under the sign of the digging up of the largest Thracian mound in Bulgaria – Maltepe, near the village of Manole. ”Maritsa” municipality has prepared a project for the exhibiting of the mound which is 26 meters high and with a diameter of 150 meters. The museum will be on open-air one, as it is with the tomb of Philip II of Macedonia in Vergina.

Assoc. Prof. Kostadin Kisiov announced in front of the colleagues from PlovdivskiNovini.com that this mound was erected in 4-5 stages and has about eight noble graves. He believes that unique treasures will be found in the tombs. “Thracian family tombs are hidden underground. The mound is huge and requires organized excavations in an archaeological expedition. The height of Maltepe is 25 meters. It is several times bigger than the mound, under which appeared the unique tomb of Starosel.

After the excavations everything which will be found there will be exhibited on the site and Maltepe will become the biggest open- air museum in the Balkans.”,says the director of the Archaeological Museum in Plovdiv.

There were no studies of Maltepe so far. Excavations were made of the neighboring mound with dimensions of 3 to 15 meters. Under the embankments a crematory was found where the members of the noble families were burnt. We found one meter of ashes with many animal remains and 7-8 individuals as well as ceramics, said Assoc. Prof. Kisiov and he specified that after that the aristocrats were buried at Maltepe. Whether only men have been buried or women as well, will be clarified during excavation process.
It is assumed that the earliest burial of level 0 is from V-IV century BC. Geophysical survey has been done up to 10 meters and it shows/indicates presence of tomb facilities, says Assoc. Prof. Kostadin Kisiov. The Maltepe project will be carried out in two stages. The first one involves the opening of the tombs and their conservation on the spot.

The second stage will be the construction of the infrastructure – parking lot, lighting, tourist center and a building for the exhibition of the finds. “The mounds serve as a site for tourism as well. Except making excavations expositions should be done. It will be very good if an overall concept is developed for any mound to be transformed into a museum and a tourist site.”, says Assoc. Prof. Kostadin Kisiov.

 

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