Diana Dimitrova

Address: National Institute of Archaeology with Museum – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 2 Saborna St., 1000 Sofia
Employment, academic and research positions
Since 2009 Archaeologist Researcher in Thracian Archaeology Section of the National Institute of Archaeology and Museum - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (NIAM-BAS)
2000-2008 Deputy Scientific Supervisor (to Dr. Georgi Kitov) for the studies of tumuli in Starossel Thracian Cult Center, Temple-Tomb with wall-paintings near Alexandrovo (Haskovo region), the Valley of Thracian Kings in Kazanlak Region and on the territory of Sliven municipality.

Education and additional qualification
1991 Master's degree of Archaeology from St. Kliment Ohrdiski Sofia University

Organizing experience
2003 Member of the Organization Committee of the National Conference The Lands of Bulgaria - Cradle of the Thracian Culture - Veliko Tarnovo

Greek, Russian, English

Area of research interests:
Funeral rituals and tumular constructions in Thrace from the 5th c. BC to 1st c. AD

Archaeological excavations and projects:
2008-2011 Scientific Supervisor of Archaeological Studies of Tumuli on the Territory of Sliven Municipality (Villages of Krushare, Trapoklovo, Dragodanovo, Rechitsa, Kamen)
2006 Scientific Supervisor of Drilling Archaeological Studies of Megalith Settlement near Buzovgrad (Kazanlak Region)

Selected bibliography:
1. Gold Jewelry from Golyamata Tumulus near the Village of Madrets (Galabovo Region).  – Annals, 1997, 59-70 (In Bulgarian).
2. The Religious Doctrine in Architectural Monuments from the Balkans and Asia Minor (6th - 2nd c. BC). – Antiquities, 2000, 1, 41-50 (In Bulgarian).
3. Mavrova Tumulus near Starossel. – In: The Road. Collection of scientific articles, dedicated to the life and works of Dr. Georgi Kitov. Sofia, 2003, 73-87.
4. Nedkova Tumulus near Starossel. – МИФ 9, Thrace and the World, Sofia, 2005, 185-201 (In Bulgarian).
5. The Vault Temples in the Valley of the Thracian Kings. – In: The Lands of Bulgaria - Cradle of the Thracian Culture, II, Sofia, 2005, 110-114 (In Bulgarian).
6. Kesteleva Tumulus near Maglizh. – In: Studia Archaeologica Universitatis Serdicensis, Supll. IV. Stephanos Archaeologicos in honorem Professoris Ludmili Getov, Sofia, 2005, 257-263 (In Bulgarian).
7. Issue of the Thracian Architecture in the Valley of the Kings. – In: Thracian Culture Issues and Studies, I, Kazanlak, 2006, 114-128 (In Bulgarian).
8. List of Publications of Dr. Georgi Kitov. – In: The Past Road. Collection of scientific articles on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of Dr. Georgi Kitov,   Sofia, 2008, 8-14 (In Bulgarian).
9. Taneva Tumulus. – In: The Past Road. Collection of scientific articles on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of Dr. Georgi Kitov.  Sofia, 2008, 80-84 (In Bulgarian).
10. Yakimova Tumulus. – В: In: The Past Road. Collection of scientific articles on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of Dr. Georgi Kitov,   Sofia, 2008, 221-225 (In Bulgarian).
11. Shivacheva Tumulus near Starossel. – In: Bulgarian Archaeology 2008. Catalogue to exhibition, Sofia, 2008, 39-41 (In Bulgarian).
12. Rich Roman Age Thracian Tombs in Sliven Region. – In: Catalogue of Archaeology 2009 Exhibition, Sofia, 2010, 76-79 (In Bulgarian).
13. Kitova Tumulus near the Village of Krushare, Sliven municipality. – Science, 2010, 2, 42-48 (In Bulgarian).
14. Silver Rhyton from Dalakova Tumulus - King's Feast Element. – In: Southeastern Bulgaria through 2nd - 1st Millennium BC, Varna, 2010, 221-227 (In Bulgarian).
15. Rich Roman Age Thracian Tombs in Sliven Region. – ИМЮИБ, 2010, 13-31 (In Bulgarian).
16. The Mystery of Krastava Tumulus. – Science, 2011, 1, 18-23 (In Bulgarian).
17. The Golden Mask. – Science, 2011, 3, 44-50 (In Bulgarian).
18. The Valley of the Thracian Kings. Sofia, Standard Press. Wonders of Bulgaria Series, No. 13, 2011, 1-62 (In Bulgarian).
19. Bronze Age Tumuli near the Village of Kamen (Sliven region).  – In: Science, 2012, 1, 36-41 (In Bulgarian).
20. Statistics and Classifications of Burial Mounds and Tomb Equipment in the Published Cemeteries from Northern Greece (Greek Macedonia). – В: Първи международен симпозиум “Севтополис: Надгробните могили в Югоизточна Европа”. Велико Търново, 1994, 69-76.
21. Στατιστικέζ αρατιρήσειζ για τουζ ταφικουζ τύμβουζ τηζ σημερινήζ Βουλγαρίαζ. – In: Actes 2e symposium international des etudes thraciennes. Thrace ancienne. Komotini, 1997, 323-333.
22. New Discoveries in the Thracian Valley of the Kings in the Region of Kazanluk. Excavations by a Thracian Expedition for Tumular Investigations (TEMP) in the Region of Kazanluk from 1995 till 1997. – TALANTA, XXX-XXXI, 1998-1999, 31-54 (with G. Kitov).
23. Unpublished Fibulae from the Region of Pyassachnik Dam, Central Bulgaria. – Thracia XV, In Honorem Annorum LXX Alexandri Fol, Sofia, 2003, 573-579.
24. Krieger und Bewaffnung. – In: Die Thraker. Das goldene Riech des Orpheus. Mainz, 2004, 126-133.
25. Tumular architectonic monuments from the present-day Bulgarian land (second half of the first millennium B.C.) and their relation to Thracian religion. – In: The Culture of Thracians and their Neighbours. Proceedings of the International Symposium in Memory of Prof. Mieczyslaw Domaradzki, with a Round Table “Archaeologikal Map of Bulgaria”. BAR International Series 1350, Oxford, 2005, 129-137.
26. Ruler’s Tumular Burials from the Kazanlak Region in Bulgaria. – In: Pratiques funeraires et manifestations de l’identite culturelle (Age du Bronze et Age du Fer). Actes du IVe Colloque International d’Archeologie Funerare. Tulcea, 2006, 151-156.
27. Annotations to the Catalogue. – In: The Thracian Cosmos – The Sacred Realm of Kings, Sofia, 2006, 96-110.
28. The Temple in Horizont Tumulus in Central Bulgaria. – In: Proceedings of the 10th  International Congress of Thracology Komotini-Alexandroupolis 18-23 October 2005. Athens, 2007, 135-139.

Editorial boards membership   
2008 Compiler and editor of The Past Road. Collection of scientific articles on the occasion of the 56th anniversary of Dr. Georgi Kitov, Sofia, Aros Press
Numismatics, Sphragistics & Epigraphy
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