Prof. dr. Georgi Atanasov was born on January 6, 1957 in the town of Alfatar, Silistra. In 1982 he graduated from the Faculty of History of Veliko Tarnovo University. Since 1983 he has been archaeologist at the RIM Silistra. In 1990 he defended his Ph.D. "Rock Monasteries in Dobrudja V-VI c.". In 1999 he was habilitated as an associate professor with the monographs "The Insignia of Medieval Bulgarian Rulers. Crowns, Scepters, Weapons, Costumes" and "The Rock. Fortress from the X-th century to the village of Kladentsi, Tervel".
In 2006 he became a PhD in Historical Sciences, and after printing the book "Dobrudzha Despotism" (2010) he became a Professor. He is the author of 220 scientific publications, including 15 books and over 40 articles in authoritative publications in Germany, Russia, Austria, France, Ukraine, Moldova, Romania and the Czech Republic, dedicated to Christian archeology, rock monasteries, rulers, saint George, demographic changes, the monuments of Drastar and Dobrudja and others.