America for Bulgaria Foundation

Bulgaria Presents: The Bishop’s Basilica and the Roman Mosaic Heritage of Philippopolis

Bulgaria will nominate the Bishop’s Basilica to be included in the UNESCO World Heritage List

The VIDEO presents the Bishop’s Basilica and the Roman Mosaic Heritage of Philippopolis, which Bulgaria will nominate to be included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. On November 20 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, the Permanent Delegation of the Republic of Bulgaria to UNESCO, the Bulgarian Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Tourism, Plovdiv Municipality and America for Bulgaria Foundation will open an exhibition dedicated to the Bishop’s Basilica and the Roman Mosaic Heritage of Philippopolis—a real gem of Late Antiquity art. Working in partnership with Plovdiv Municipality, ABF is contributing BGN 8.2 million leva for the excavation, display and socialization of the Basilica whose official opening is planned for eraly 2019 when Plovdiv will be European Capital of Culture.