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Ancient roman cultural heritage interactive visualization environment for the cross border area between Bulgaria and Romania

What’s the goal?

Preservation and promotion of historically and culturally significant sites from the lower part of the Roman Limes, a UNESCO World Heritage site candidate.

What’s the budget?

494.928,67 euro, out of which 420.689,37 euro ERDF

Target at the half of the implementation period (January 2017) was achieved.

Who is doing it?

Lead beneficiary (LB): UNIVERSITY OF RUSE ANGEL KANCHEV (UR) (Bulgaria)


Beneficiary 3 (B3)Museum for National History and Archeology Constanţa (MINAC) (Romania)

When is it happening?

Start date: 05.04.2016

End date: 04.10.2017

Duration: 18 months

Where is it happening?

Ruse in Bulgaria

Constanta in Romania

How is it going to happen?

  • Categorization and selection of the ancient roman heritage sites;
  • Digitalization of the available resources about the selected sites;
  • On-site aerial and ground photoshoots, data processing and creation of the information database;
  • Development of the web-based information platform and the mobile applications;
  • Training events and dissemination activities;
  • Information and publicity.

What will be the results (what’s the contribution to the Programme)?

Programme outputs:

- 2 integrated tourism products

- 1 common strategy

Programme results:

- 4500 tourists per year in the targeted sites

Project status

The project implementation finalized on 04.10.2017. During the project implementation the followings were performed:

- regular communication between the project partners;

- information and promotion actvities, including organization of press conferences;

- identification of 16 Roman sites from the cross-border area between Romania and Bulgaria which were further digitalized;

- more than 140 3D digital models of artefacts and objects were created and are available at the permanent exhibitions established at the headquarters of B2 and B3;

- the interactive web-based information platform was created and is available at;

- the RomanForts mobile applications were developed and are available for free download from the Android and iOS app-stores;

- specialized equipment was purchased by the project partners including 3D printers, 3D scanners, drones, professional video cameras and others.

- dissemination materials were designed, produced and distributed during the project events.

-two training events have been conducted with focus on the Unmanned aerial vehicles (March 2017 in Constanta) and on the 3D scanning and printing technologies (April 2017 in Ruse). The possibilities to implement these technologies for the digitalization, visualisation and popularisation of the ancient Roman cultural heritage were presented to the general public and to the project target groups.

 Two dissemination workshops were organized in Ruse and Constanta.

 The results of the project implementation were presented in many events in Bulgaria, Romania and in other countries, including the Annual conference of the CBC in 2016 (Romania), the Museums Night events in 2016 and 2017 (Bulgaria and Romania), the Ancient Heritage Festival "Eagle on the Danube" in 2017 (Bulgaria), the Scientific Conferences Telecom 2016 (Bulgaria), EEVP 2016 (Bulgaria), ITHET 2017 (Macedonia) and EAEEIE 2017 (France) and the National Forum “3D Printing - the Forerunner of the 4th Industrial Revolution".

 The project results were presented to the Minister of Tourism, the Minister of Education and Sciences and government representatives of Bulgaria.

 More information may be found on the project website available at the link


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