Bulgaria’s government has allocated 200 000 leva (about 112 400 euro) for excavations and maintenance work at the Perperikon archaeological site, Prime Minister Boiko Borissov said during an April 26 visit to the ancient sacred ritual complex.
Of the sum, 180 000 leva will be for further archaeological excavations and the rest for maintenance of the site.
He said that in the region of Ivailovgrad, in southern Bulgaria, there were Perperikon and other “great sites” and if these were connected in a tourist route, visitor numbers would be even greater.
“A Bulgarian who has not been to Perperikon does not know history and does not know what a pearl Bulgaria has,” Borissov said.
(Photo: Clive Leviev-Sawyer)