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CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Tuesday, 11 May 2021

9:00 – 9:20 CONFERENCE OPENING
PANEL “THE ALEXANDROVO TOMB”
9:20 – 9:40 Diana DIMITROVA, Julia VALEVA, Georgi NEKHRIZOV, Stanislav ILIEV

The Tomb of Alexandrovo: 20 Years Later

9:40 – 10:00 David BRAUND

Hunting Naked and Hunting with an Axe: Some Greek Implications for Alexandrovo’s Naked Axe-Man

10:00 – 10:20 Emil NANKOV

Military Equipment Depicted in the Frescoes of the Alexandrovo Tomb

10:20 – 10:40 Ruslan STOYCHEV

Hunting Scenes in the Frescoes from Alexandrovo: Fashion or Tradition

10:40 – 11:00 Julia VALEVA

The Place of the Funerary Banquet Scene within the Decorative Programme of Alexandrovo Tomb

11:00 – 11:25 DISCUSSION
11:25 – 11:35 BREAK
11:35 – 11:55 Chavdar TZOCHEV

“They Carried Round Horns of Wine”: Notes on the Thracian Banquet

11:55 – 12:15 Stephan STEINGRÄBER

Warriors, Horsemen, Duels and Battles – the Alexandrovo and Thracian Tomb Paintings in the Context of Early Hellenistic Painting and Funeral Art in the Mediterranean (Macedonia, Magna Graecia, Etruria)

12:15 – 12:35 Iliana BORISOVA-KATSAROVA

Some Observations on Textile Products Depicted in the Tomb Near Alexandrovo

12:35 – 12:55 Nicolay SHARANKOV

The Alexandrovo Graffito within the Epigraphic Habit of Hellenistic Thrace

12:55 – 13:15 Diana DIMITROVA, Stanislav ILIEV

Burial in a Ceramic Sarcophagus near the Alexandrovo Tomb

13:15 – 13:40 DISCUSSION
13:40 – 14:40 BREAK
PANEL “HISTORY & ARCHAEOLOGY”
14:40 – 15:00 Olga PALAGIA

The “Royal” Hunt in Light of Recent Discoveries

15:00 – 15:20 Lâtife SUMMERER

Color and Space in Wall Paintings of the Uzunyuva-Tomb Chamber in Mylasa

15:20 – 15:40 Maya VASSILEVA

The Achaemenid Anatolian Context of the Alexandrovo Wall Paintings

15:40 – 16:00 Milena TONKOVA

Thracian Domed Tomb in Momina Tumulus and the Funeral Practices in the Region of the Chirpan Hills, South Bulgaria

16:00 – 16:20 Hristo POPOV

Between Thucydides, Xenophon and the Archaeological Evidence. Open Questions to the Habitation along the Middle Maritsa Course during the Classical and Hellenistic Periods

16:20 – 16:45 DISCUSSION

 

Wednesday, 12 May 2021

PANEL “INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES, CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION OF FUNERARY ARCHITECTURE AND DECORATION”
9:00 – 9:20 Daniela NEDELTCHEVA-ANTONOVA, Kamelia GETCHOVSKA, Stanislav STANEV, Elena KANTAREVA-DECHEVA

Insight into the Painting Techniques Used in the Thracian Tomb at Alexandrovo by Means of Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (Is there Beeswax as an Organic Paint Binder or not? That’s the Question)

9:20 – 9:40 Georgi AVDEEV, Bistra STAMBOLIYSKA, Denitsa YANCHEVA, Momtchil DIMITROV, Rositsa KUKEVA, Georgi NEKHRIZOV, Radostina STOYANOVA

X-ray Diffraction and Spectroscopic Analysis of Decorative Color Plasters from the Thracian Tomb near Alexandrovo, Haskovo Province, Bulgaria

9:40 – 10:00 Antonino COSENTINО, Georgi NEKHRIZOV, Julia TZVETKOVA, Angela PENCHEVA, Nayden PRAHOV, Kitan KITANOV, Daniela STOYANOVA

Non-Destructive Documentation of the Wall Painting Decoration of Alexandrovo Tomb in 2019. Results and Interpretation

10:00 – 10:20 Georgi NEKHRIZOV, Julia TZVETKOVA

The Alexandrovo Tomb and Its Archaeological Context

10:20 – 10:40 DISCUSSION
10:40 – 10:50 BREAK
10:50 – 11:10 Milena KAMENOVA

Results from 3D Laser Scanning of the Interior of the Alexandrovo Tomb and the Orthophoto Model of the Tomb

11:10 – 11:30 Hariclia BRECOULAKI

Scientific Investigation and Revisualization of the Hunt Frieze from Tomb II at Vergina

11:30 – 11:50 Nikola TONKOV

Detection of Buried Features in the Thracian Mounds by Means of Geophysical Methods of Prospection

11:50 – 12:10 Anjo WEICHBRODT, Georgi NEKHRIZOV, Julia TZVETKOVA, Julia VALEVA, Angela PENCHEVA, Daniela STOYANOVA

Inventory and Management System of the Thracian Tombs in Bulgaria

12:10 – 12:30 Diana GERGOVA

The Alexandrovo Tomb. 20 Years Problems, Professionalism and Moral

12:30 – 13:00 DISCUSSION