Archaeoseismology in Bulgaria – review and developments

Boyko Ranguelov, Orlin Dimitrov

The archaeoseismology is a new emerging discipline in Bulgaria during the last decades. Its subject is to study the seismic effects generated by earthquakes to the archaeology artefacts – monuments, buildings, churches, bastions, etc., as well as to the settlements and ancient cities and villages, port facilities, etc. As a country with a lot of existing archaeology objects, located in areas influenced by local and regional seismic events, many effects is possible to be detected by specialists. The paper deals with the observed and studied seismic effects to single or multiple ancient facilities. New results established during the last-years Bulgarian-Russian field expeditions together with the high professionals in the field of archaeoseismology revealed many new and unexpected data and information about ancient seismic events and their parameters – predominantly time of occurrence, magnitude and less accurate location of their sources. Combining the information from different disciplines like archaeology, geodynamics, neotectonics and seismology a lot of useful data was extracted thus providing new input about the seismic zoning of Bulgaria.

Archaeoseismology, Bulgaria, development, review

X National Geophysical Conference, 4th June 2021, DOI:

Author information:
Author: Boyko Ranguelov
Affiliation: University of Mining and Geology “St. Ivan Rilski”

Author: Orlin Dimitrov
Affiliation: Fridtjof Nansen Institut of oceanology – BAS

This study is supported by the National Scientific Program (NNP) “Environmental Protection and Reduction of the Risk of Natural Disasters”, – Decision of the Council of Ministers № 577 / 17.08.2018 and funded by the Ministry of Education and Science (Disputed to DO-230 / 06-12-2018). – Work packages (RP.I.10. And RP.I.4.3) and project DNTS / Russia 02/20 (27.06.2018).

How to cite:
Ranguelov, B., & Dimitrov, O. (2021). Археосеизмологията в България – обзор и развитие. X National Geophysical Conference, 4th June 2021, p. 60-67.