D-r Mariya Manolova Voykova graduated from Sofia University in 1996 and accepted her PhD in the field of Archaeology from the National Archaeological Institute with Museum at Bulgarian Academy of Science in 2001. She specialized in Byzantine archeology at the Institute of Byzantine Studies in Vienna, Austria. Dr. Manolova-Voykova has an extensive teaching experience as a lecturer at Varna Free University and Shumen University. Currently she is the Head of Archaeology department of Varna Regional Museum of History.
Scientific director of regular and rescue excavations of Antique and Mediaeval towns along the Black sea coast.
In 1997 she joined the archaeological team of Veliki Preslav.
Since 2014 is a Scientific Director of the excavations of the site “Ruler’s Church and Necropolis” in the Palace Center of Veliki Preslav.