XXII International Limes Congress in Ruse
The XXII International Limes Congress is opened in the town of Ruse (the Roman town of Sexaginta Prista). Its work proceeds from 6th to 11th September in the beautiful newly restored building of the Dohodno Zdanie in downtown of Ruse. More than 300 archaeologists from around the world take part in the proceedings. The National Institute of Archaeology with Museum of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (NIAM-BAS) and the Municipality of Ruse are organizers of the event. The Prime Minister of the Republic of Bulgaria, Mr. Boyko Borisov, is the Honorary Patron of the Congress, and the Chairman of the Organizing Committee is Ass. Prof. Dr. Lyudmil Vagalinski, Director of NIAM-BAS.
Since 1948 the Limes Congresses have been held every three years. They are devoted to the border lines of the Roman Empire covering three continents. The work of the scholars runs in a couple of parallel sessions on different aspects of the Roman archaeology. More information of the Limes Congress programme is available here. You may find the abstracts of the papers and the programme of the poster session as well.
Especially for the Limes Congress NIAM-BAS issued a collection of works of 19 Bulgarian academics – archaeologists, numismatists and historians summarizing the results of the long-term research (mainly archaeological) on the Lower Danube Roman border (AD 1st – 6th c.). You may find the contents of the volume here. An exhibition showing artifacts discovered in various Roman sites along the Bulgarian Danube Limes is also opened. After the Congress the same exhibition has to be arranged in a couple of museums in Bulgaria.
Detailed information of the XXII International Limes Congress is available on www.limes2012.naim.bg.