A brief item from BNN:

Italy will finance restauration of archaeological finds in Bulgaria, Italian ambassador in this country Gian-Battista Campagnola said Wednesday.

He said that a leading Italian bank would provide the necessary funds.

Campagnola would not immediately identify the bank.

He added that an Italian specialist would head a Bulgarian team that would carry out the restauration.

The restored artefacts will be part of a future exhibition of Bulgaria's Thracian cultural heritage dating back from the sixth and fifth century B.C. to be shown in Italy in 2007.