Rousse Regional Museum of History
"All that I experienced afterwards had already been in Roustchouk". Elias Canetti
Varbin Dobrev Varbanov

Born: Rousse, July 21st, 1972
Curator at the “Archaeology” Department of the Rousse Regional Museum of History
E-mail: ramonearhaeology@abv.bg

Education:
1999 Master in Archaeology, “St. St. Cyril and Methodius” University of Veliko Tarnovo
1997 Bachelor in Archaeology, “St. St. Cyril and Methodius” University of Veliko Tarnovo
1991 “Angel Glavchev” Professional High School for Woodworking and Interior Design, Rousse

Professional experience:
Since 2003 curator at the “Archaeology” Department of the Rousse Regional Museum of History

Foreign languages:
Russian – spoken
English – spoken  
Romanian – first level

Participation in archaeological excavations:
2005-2010 Late Antiquity fort of Sexaginta Prista in Rousse (director)
2007, 2009-2010 Late Antiquity fortification near the village of Svalenik, District of Rousse
2009 Thracian tomb at the village of Gagovo, Targovishte District
2006-2009 Late antiquity fort of Trimammium near the village of Mechka, District of Rousse (director)
2007-2008 Antiquity settlement near the village of Gorsko Ablanovo, District of Targovishte
2006 Multi-layer site of Kaleto near Mezdra, District of Vratsa
2005 “Vodna – Tamno” rock sanctuary near the village of Tabachka, District of Rousse (deputy-director)
2003 Begliktash rock sanctuary near Primorsko, District of Bourgas
1996 Late Antiquity fort of Yatrus near the village of Krivina, District of Rousse
1996 Archaeological research along the trace of a gas-pipeline near Radomir, District of Pernik
1995 “Sboryanovo” Archaeological Reserve near the village of Sveshtari, district of Razgrad

Participation in field surveys:
2010 On the land of the villages of Zaraevo and Sadina and the town of Popovo, District of Targovishte
2009 On the land of the villages of Ivan Vazovo and Pesnopoi, District of Plovdiv
2009 On the land of the villages of Gagovo and Krepcha and the town of Opaka, District of Targovishte
2008 On the land of the village of Lyuti brod, District of Vratsa
2006 On the land of the town of Pomorie and the village of Bata, District of Bourgas

Scientific publications:
Books:
Varbanov, V., and D. Dragoev. 2012. Studied Archaeological Sites from the Roman Period in Rousse Region. Rousse.
Scientific articles:
A number of scientific publications, among which:
Varbanov, V. 2011. “Късноелинистическа керамика от средновековния град Червен” [Late Hellenistic Pottery from the Medieval Town of Cherven]. In: Известия на Регионален Исторически музей – Русе [Proceedings of the Rousse Regional Museum of History], volume ХІV, Rousse, pp. 56-70.
Varbanov, V. 2008. “Тракийски ямен комплекс при Русе (проучвания през 2007)” [A Thracian Pit Complex in Rousse (Research in 2007)]. In: Известия на Регионален Исторически музей – Русе [Proceedings of the Rousse Regional Museum of History], volume ХІІ, Rousse, pp. 149-187.
Varbanov, V., D. Dragoev, N. Rusev, and M. Dimitrov. 2009. “Аварийни археологически разкопки на територията на античната крепост Тримамиум” [Rescue Archaeological Excavations on the Territory of the Antiquity Fort of Trimammium]. In: Археологически открития и разкопки през 2008 г. [Archaeological Discoveries and Excavations in 2008], Sofia, pp. 426-430.
Varbanov, V., D. Dragoev, N. Rusev. 2008. “Archaeological Research within the Territory of the Roman Fort Trimammium (a preliminary report)”. In: International Colloquium, Calaras. Cultura si Civilizatie la Dunarea de Jos, XIII, Calarasi, pp. 159-169.
Varbanov, V., D. Dragoev. 2007. “The Thracian Pits Complex in Rousse (excavations in 2006):. In: Iron Age Sanctuaries and Cult Places in the Thracian World. Proceeding of the International Colloquium, Brasov, pp. 243-264.
Varbanov, V. 2007. “Barbarian invasions in the provinces of Moesia Inferior and Thracia Between AD 138-192 (According to the numismatic data)”. In: Lower Danube in Antiquity (VI c. BC – VI c. AD), ed. L. Vagalinski, Sofia, 153-170.
Varbanov, V., D. Dragoev. 2007. “Archaeological excavations within the territory of the Roman Fort Sexaginta Prista (a preliminary report)”. In: Istros, XIV, Braila, pp. 227-243.
Varbanov, V., D. Dragoev. 2006. “A New Thracian Pits Sanctuary in Russe (a preliminary report)”. In: Istros, XIII, Braila, pp. 181-193
Varbanov, V., D. Dragoev, D. Ivanov. 2006. “Спасителни археологически проучвания на територията на римския кастел Сексагинта Приста в Русе” [Rescue Archaeological Excavations on the Territory of the Roman Fort of Sexaginta Prista in Rousse]. In: Археологически открития и разкопки през 2005 г. [Archaeological Discoveries and Excavations in 2005], volume XLV, Sofia, pp. 193-196.
Varbanov, V. 2000. “Варварски нашествия в днешния Русенски регион през ІІ-ІІІ век, по нумизматични данни” [Barbarian Invasions in the Rousse region during the 2nd-3rd century, According to Numismatic Data]. In: Известия на Исторически музей – Русе [Proceedings of the Rousse Museum of History], 6, Rousse, pp. 136-143.