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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


Lead Beneficiary: University of Ruse Angel Kanchev (UR) (Bulgaria)

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Ruse Regional Museum of History (RRMH) (Bulgaria)

Beneficiary 3 (B3):Museum for National History and Archeology ConstanĊ£a (MINAC) (Romania)


Start date: 05.04.2016

End date: 04.10.2017

Duration: 18 months


Ruse in Bulgaria

Constanta in Romania


  • 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 mobile application;
  • Training events and dissemination activities;
  • Information and publicity.

Results (what’s the contribution to the Programme)?

Programme outputs:

- 2 integrated tourism products;

- 1 common strategy.

Programme results:

- 4,500 tourists per year in the targeted sites.

Project status

The project is finalized. The following results were achieved:

A joint strategy for popularisation of the Roman cultural and historical sites was elaborated.

2 management plans were developed as well, one for raising the level of awareness and one for preservation and conservation of Roman historical and archaeological locations.

All three documents are available on the project website:

16 Roman sites from the Ro-Bg cross-border area were further digitalized.

3D digital models of artifacts and objects were created and are available at the permanent exhibitions established at the headquarters of B2 and B3.

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

-The RomanForts mobile application was developed and is available for free download from the Android and iOS app stores.

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

Informative materials were designed, produced and distributed among the participants to the project events.

Two training events have been conducted with a focus on Unmanned aerial vehicles (March 2017 in Constanta) and on 3D scanning and printing technologies (April 2017 in Ruse). The possibilities to implement these technologies for the digitalization, visualization and popularisation of the ancient Roman cultural heritage were presented to the general public and 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), the National Forum “3D Printing - the Forerunner of the 4th Industrial Revolution", etc.

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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