Professor Georgi Kitov and a team of archaeologists will start exploring 12 Thracian mounds located close to the Bulgarian town of Sliven.
Excavation works will cost nearly 200 000 leva, Bulgarian news agency BTA reported.
Director of Sliven’s museum Georgi Kuypchoukov said that the municipality will provide 90 000 leva from its budget for the work of the archaeologists.
Thrace Foundation will also provide funding.
More funding will come from private sponsors.
The aim of Kitov’s expedition is to find out whether the region where Thracian tombs were previously found expands further to the east.