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An outdoor Museum in Bulgaria January 12, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Museums.

Villa Armira, located near Bulgaria’s Ivaylovgrad will be turned into an outdoor museum under a PHARE programme project.

The project named The Splendour of Armira is worth 244,421 euro. Funds would be received from the programme for cross-border co-operation with Greece.

According to the project, the area located near Ivaylovgrad, as well as the one in the Greek border municipality of Kiprianos will be turned into tourism destinations.

Some of the historic finds that would benefit from the funding are Villa Armira and the Big Mound of Svirachi village in Bulgaria and an ancient family necropolis located in Greece.

Funds would be used for the restoration of the sites. A water tower located close to the villa would turn into a tourism centre, Bulgarian news agency BTA reported.

BTA reported that Villa Armira was among the most splendid preserved Roman private palaces. It was probably under the ownership of a rich Thracian family.

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