Georgi Pavlov Kitov was born on 1st March 1943 in the town of Dupnitsa.
He graduated with a major of History at Sofia University "St Clement of Ohrid" in 1966 and specialized in History of Art in Leningrad (today St Petersburg, Russia). After 1971 he worked as curator in the Museum of the Institute of Archeology of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS).
Kitov earned the degree Doctor of Sciences in History in 1977; in 1990 he became a senior research fellow. He was Chairman of the General Assembly of the Institute of Archaeology with Museum (NIAM-BAS) after 1992; founder and director of the archaeological expedition TEMI (Thracology Expedition for Mound Investigation). He has written over 200 articles and treatises on the history, religion and art of the Thracians.
He was Involved in the discovery, research and popularization of archaeological sites from the time of Antiquity and Ancient Thrace. In the last quarter of the twentieth and the beginning of the twenty-first century he made the most significant archaeological discoveries related to the ancient Thracians, who lived in the land of today's Bulgaria. Among them are the tombs at the "Zhaba" mound near the town of Strelcha, the cult centre near the village of Starosel, the tomb and a bronze head of Seuthes III in the "Golyama Kosmat-ka" mound near the town of Shipka, the golden mask from the "Svetitsa" mound, the tomb of Aleksandrovo near Haskovo, as well as many Thracian tombs and other monuments in the Valley of the Thracian Kings near the towns of Kazanlak and Sliven.
On 14 September 2008 the great Bulgarian archaeologist Georgi Kitov crossed the border of the Afterlife. This moment of transition occured at the foot of the Temple in Starosel, when during the excavations of a warrior grave Kitov unearthed a gold plate - a sui generis pass for the other world.