Volunteers wanted for Fieldwork:
Board of Directors of „Archaeological Park: Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun” Foundation, during it’s meeting on October 28, 2010, made the following decision:
Foundation will organize second
„INTERNATIONAL SUMMER CAMP FOR VOLUNTEERS – BOSNIAN PYRAMIDS 2011”
Date: June 5, 2011 – September 11, 2011
Organizer: „Archaeological park: Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun” Foundation, first non-profit NGO in Southern Europe registered by Ministry of Justice for archaeological research and cultural heritage protection.
Co-organizers: Visoko Municipality, Regional Tourism Board Zenica, NGOs from the Town of Visoko
Participants: 500 volonteers from 30 countries and six continents
Summer Camp Management: (1) Project leader dr.sci. Sam Osmanagich, (2) Leading archaeologist dr. Sara Acconci, (3) Field supervisor Admir Tatar
Expert team: Archaeologists, geologists and other international experts from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Italy, United Kingdom, Spain, Malaysia, Hungary and other countries.
Archaeological locations: Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun, Underground Labyrinth „Ravne”, Bosnian Pyramid of the Moon, Underground tunnels „KTK”, Vratnica tumulus.
Acommodation: Provided by Foundation free of charge in Visoko’s motel: „Piramida Sunca” in the rooms with four beds. Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are provided in the motel also with no charge.
Insurance: All volunteers are insured during their stay in Visoko.
Tools: Foundation will provide tools, equiment and safety equipment.
Shifts: Volunteeers will work in 14-days shifts (two weeks) as folow:
1st Shift: June 5 – June 19; 2nd Shift: June 19 – July 3; 3rd Shift: July 3 – July 17; 4th Shift: July 17 – July 31; 5th Shift: Julu 31 – August 14; 6th Shift: August 14 – August 28; 7th Shift: August 28 – September 11. First day and last day of every shift is Sunday. Volunteers arrive to Visoko on Sunday afternoon, and depart on Sunday morning. Sunday is day off, as well.
Volunteerism: All volunteers, according to the Bosnian law, sign the Volunteering Contract upon arrival. Total working hours is 36 hours per week (6 days @ 6 hours). Volunteers are to paid Visitor tax apon arrival @ 1,5 KM per day (total 21 KM or 11 EUR). Management can exceptionally prolonge stay to experts and volunteers over 14 days. Volunteers should be over 18 years and they are responsible travel expenses.
Goal: Giving volunteers from all over the world opportunity to work on one of the most exciting projects in archaeology under expert supervision. Foundation keep it’s project open to all god-intentional people combining the science, new discoveries, culture and tourism. All participants will experience the natural beauty of Bosnia-Herzegovina and hospitability of locals.
Through the Application Forms from the offical web site: www.piramidasunca.ba/en Application Form
The first European pyramids of colossal dimensions have been discovered in mountainous area of Bosnia-Herzegovina, 20 miles north of Sarajevo. The biggest European archeological project in year 2006 will consist of excavation, restoration, and long term protection of the three ancient pyramids.
Volunteers are needed to work on excavation, guides, administration, work in the shop.
Room and Board arrangements
Accomodations in city of Sarajevo and town of Visoko; food on site, transportation included. Types of accomodations: vary.
Photo Credits to Foundation Archaeological park Bosnian Pyramid of The SunSemir Osmanagic with volunteers, August 2007
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