Bulgarian national legislation
The Cultural Heritage Act in Bulgaria is from 2009, with some later changes.
Article 6 (1) defines as part of Cultural Heritage “terrestrial, underground and underwater archaeological sites and reserves”. Article 7 describes the concept of Cultural Value as “material evidence of human presence and activity that has scientific or cultural value”. Article 48 (d) regulates the concept of archaeological reserve and article 146 (1) defines archaeological site, which “are all movable and immovable material traces of human activity from past epochs, located or discovered in the earth layers, on their surface, on land and underwater, for which the main sources of information are field research.”
You can find out more about the legislation in Bulgaria in the BASELINE STUDY prepared by the project partners.