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Mezek Volunteer Workcamp – Bulgaria

October 24, 2008

The WORK CAMP (ACCEPTING 16 + Y/O VOLUNTEERS) is to take place in the village of Mezek in the three-borders (Bulgarian, Greek and Turkish) area of Svilengrad. It is to support the Svilengrad municipality’s program in maintenance of: Mezek archaeological sites (Neutezikon fortress and Thracian tombs) and Mezek visitors’ infrastructure through painting, putting signs, removing grass and plants, cleaning and editing English texts. Activities will take place in the area of Mezek. The work is from 7:30 am to 1:00 pm every day but weekends with 30 min break.

Eight workshops and lectures in the area of Thracian, Roman and Medieval (Bulgarian and Byzantine) archaeology and history will be organized in the afternoons. Excursions to the ancient Bulgarian town of Plovdiv, Mezek wine cellar and Roman villa Armira will be organized for all workcamp participants. Participants will receive a Balkan Heritage Field School letter of attendance, specifying the type and duration of volunteer activities.

PARTICIPATION FEE: 399 EUR * (app. 500 USD but check current exchange rates!) – including full-board accommodation, excursions/sightseeing tours/entrance fees, participation in workshops, medical insurance and administrative costs.

Travel to and from Svilengrad and all additional expenses are covered by volunteers. 10% discount from the admission fee available for: 1. Early registration (before 1 January 2009) 2. Participation in more than 1 BH project/project session. CONTACTS: +359 42 235 402; + 359 888 165 402; balkanheritage@gmail.com

Dates: 7 – 20 June 2009

Webpage:  www.bhfieldschool.org/bh2007.mezvw.html

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