About project

PROJECT: "Documentation and digitization of Thracian tombs, burial complexes and movable cultural heritage of the Valley of Roses and Thracian Kings" Beneficiary: Historical Museum Iskra, Kazanlak
PROJECT COST: € 187 034.41
Project duration: 18 months
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT: The main objective of the project is documenting and digitizing cultural heritage and its promotion and conservation.
- Digitization of immovable cultural heritage in the Kazanlak valley and create a database.
- Create a digital center in Iskra History Museum, Kazanlak, providing access to 3D models of movable and immovable cultural heritage, virtual tours, information and photos of objects from Kazanlak Valley.
- Ensuring accessibility of cultural heritage of Kazalashkata Valley.
 Establishment of a digital center in Iskra History Museum, containing:
     - Information, 3D models and reconstructions of nine Thracian tombs and funerary complexes of Kazanlak valley, and many artifacts from the museum. Equipped with:
- Specialized 3D scanner.
- Portable Graphics station management process digitization.
- Digital SLR camera with video.
- Software for graphics processing, video and photo images.
- Notebook computers, server, air routers to build a wireless local area network and internet access
- Electronic sensory information boards for visitors access
- Training of a team of 20 people to operate the equipment and software for digitization.
 Production of software and portal:
 - Visualize and analyze the collected information and digitizing of movable heritage.
 - Virtual platform will support Bulgarian and English and will contain:
• information about the location of archaeological sites with precise geographic coordinates.
• Photographs and text description for each move and immovable object.
• a 3-D reconstructions of important archaeological sites.
• Digitization of movable heritage.
• 3D scanning and capturing 9 Thracian tombs and funerary complexes of Kazanlak valley: Helvetia, Griffins, Shoushmanets, Kazanlak, Sarafova, Kosmatka Much Arsenalka, Ostrusha and Sashova.
 3D reconstructions and graphic reconstruction of the tombs 9
 Develop a geographic information system (GIS) on the territory of Kazanlak Valley.
 - Will contain documentation of archaeological sites in terms of spatial characteristics and geographical location environment in which they are located and basic information about them.
 Public presentation of research and project results in NAIM BAS to students of archeology from the University and the New Bulgarian University.
 Presentation of the cultural heritage of the area in front of students from schools in the municipality of Kazanlak.
 A separate digital center in Iskra History Museum.
 Developed software architecture and management interface, visualizing and analyzing information gathered from research sites and digitized movable heritage.
 digitized:
 - Rose Fund and part of the archeology museum.
 - Kazanlak Tomb - finds from clay, gold, silver.
 - Kosmatka - artifacts of gold, iron, silver, bronze, clay.
 - Sevtopolis - finds from clay, stone, bronze and marble.
 - Seuthopolis tomb - finds from clay, gold, silver, bronze, glass.
3D scanned 9 tombs and funerary complexes: Helvetia, Griffins, Shoushmanets, Kazanlak, Sarafova, Kosmatka Much Arsenalka, Ostrusha and Sashova.
Improved administrative and expert capacity and alternative presented cultural heritage for the development of a new generation of audiences with high culture museum.
 Engaging a wide range of people with special interest in the field, as well as increased interest in conventional and thematic tourists.
 People with profound and / or professional interest in the field of history and cultural heritage, researchers, students, archaeologists
 Museum officials
 Tourists and visitors to the town. Kazanlak.
 Internet users with an interest in cultural heritage.
 People in disadvantaged and ethnic minorities.