November 7th, 2018As part of the “Dobrogea – Witness to the Millennial Civilizations of the Levant” project, which is being carried out over three years, the proposition for transforming the quarry at Bididia II, situated in Tulcea County, into a geological and leisure park is fast taking shape. The initiative belongs to the Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization, and was jointly presented to local authorities by the President of the Scientific Council of the IASLCC, Professor Emil Constantinescu and the Scientific Director of the IASLCC, Professor Dan Grigorescu, during a visit to Tulcea in September of 2018. The proposition has entered public debate, and the contracts regarding the elaboration of technical documentation, as well as those regarding consultancy services for the proper initialization of the project, have been put up for public auction by the Tulcea City Hall. Given the scope of this proposal, the project will be financed either through accessing European development funds, or through a joint public-private partnership. The prospect of redeveloping the Bididia II quarry is extremely relevant for the “Dobrogea – Witness to the Millennial Civilizations of the Levant” project, as it is one of the few remaining sites in Northern Dobrogea that offers a comprehensive and accessible glimpse into the geological history of the region.