last change - 4 June 2015

Svishtov municipality informs that in connection with the Tenth anniversary edition of the Festival of Ancient Heritage "Eagle on the Danube" free transportation will be provided to Novae. The buses will run on June 5 (Friday) from 6:30 pm, and on June 6 (Saturday) at 10:30 am in both directions, stopping at all designated bus stops, on the following routes:

  1. Square Veleshana - Square Aleko - Square Svoboda - Treti Mart Street - Novae
  2. Square Veleshana - Hospital Dr. Dimitar Pavlovich - Square Han Buchva - stadium Academic - Novae

Friday, 5 June 2015

Places: Roman legionary camp Novae and the Tourist Visitor Center

  • 10:00 – 20:00 Roman military camp and barbarian camp – open for visitors
  • 10:00 – 14:00 Antique competitions for kids: The challenge of the ancient sports games, involving schools and clubs from Svishtov and neighboring municipalities. Competitions in the disciplines of the ancient Thracian and Greco-Roman games
  • 16:00 – 18:30 Visitor Center Novae: Scientific conference „Antique Heritage – discoveries, status, prospects“ with section "History and Archaeology" and section "Cultural Tourism” (program of the conference)
  • 19:00 – 21:00 Under the torchlight: Opening ceremony; Ignition of the festival fire; Sanctification of flags; Fire show
  • 21:00 – 21:15 Eagle on the Danube Award for contribution to the preservation of Bulgarian cultural heritage. Laureates: Assoc. Prof. Pavlina Vladkova and Assoc. Prof. Evgenia Gencheva
  • 21:15 - Antique Night Toga Party with DJ Marti G

Saturday, 6 June 2015

Place: Roman legionary camp Novae

  • 10:00 – 20:00 Roman military camp and barbarian camp – open for visitors
  • 11:00 – 14:00 Morning show at the heart of the Legion: Gladiatorial fights, Roman cuisine, rituals, crafts; Grand Culinary Contest for authentic ancient cuisine between reenactment groups with cooking and presenting meals to the jury of historians, gastronomes and chefs
  • 14:00 – 17:00 Afternoon events: demonstrations, dances, traditions, degustation – at different places around Novae;
  • 17:00 – 17:30 Eagle on the Danube Award for the promotion of Bulgarian cultural heritage to His Excellency Xavier de Laper Cabannes - Ambassador of France in Bulgaria, and with the special participation of the First Bulgarian choir "Yanko Mustakov"
  • 18:00 – 20:00 The battle for Novae: Performances of the groups. The Grand Battle – Barbarians against Romans: “The Story of Regalian - troubled times in the Danube limes"
  • 20:00 – 21:00 Concert of Choir "Yulangelo" – “Via Sacra Gothica” - ancient and medieval church chants. Joint performance with Legio I Italica "Conversion of Barbarians: Reconstruction of the ritual baptism in Lost Gothic language through the Codex Argenteus (6th-century manuscript, originally containing bishop Wulfila's 4th century translation of the Bible into the Gothic language)"

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Place: on the streets of Svishtov

  • 11:00 – 13:00 Reenactors’ Grand Parade on the streets of Svishtov. Official closing ceremony of the Festival. Group photo of participants and visitors of the festival. Drawing on commemorative certificates for all comers.
* The organizers reserve their right to change the program.

Scientific conference „Antique Heritage – discoveries, status, prospects“

Friday, 5 June, 16:00-18:30, Visitor Center Novae

Paper topics:

Daily life of the Roman legionnaire of the Lower Danube
Assoc. Prof. Evgenia Gencheva, BAS

Newly found epigraphic monument of Novae
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pavlina Vladkova, BAS

Cultural tourism - development, scope and prospects
Assoc. Prof. Petya Ivanova, D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics

Cultural tourism as a regional competitive advantage
Assoc. Prof. Simeonka Petrova, D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics

Cultural tourism - factor for the development of the destination
Head Assist. Prof. Lyubka Ilieva, D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics

Evaluation of customer satisfaction in special tourist events (by the example of "Eagle on the Danube")
PhD student Stefan Prodanov, D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics

Novae - Episcopal center in the province Second Mizia
Marin Marinov - an archaeologist at Historical museum - Svishtov

Presentation of good practice: project Cari Mali Grad
Veselin Hadzhiangelov, Director of Historical Museum - Samokov

Attracting Chinese tourists through cultural tourism
Assoc. Prof. Dragomir Iliev, D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics
Head Assist. Prof. Daniela Ilieva, Angel Kanchev University of Ruse
Assist. Prof. Yordan Neykov, D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics

Prof. Andrey Zahariev and Assoc. Prof. Svetoslav Iliychovski