Felix Kanitz (b.1829) Austro-Hungarian archaeologist, ethnographer, and geographer
Acad. Fyodor Uspensky (b.1845) Russian Archaeological Institute at Constantinople. Elected international member of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in 1928.
Karel Shkorpil (1859-1944) Czech-Bulgarian archaeologist, a founding father of Bulgarian archaeological research and museum work, discovered Pliska, the first Bulgarian capital
Acad. Ananie Ivanov Yavashov (1855-1934) a Bulgarian archaeologist an botanicist
Prof Geza Feher (1890-1955) Hungarian archaeologist working in Bulgaria between 1921-44. Member of the Bulgarian Archaeological Society and international member of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Pioneered the first mound excavations in Sveshtari.