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  • More on Burials in Greece linked to Macedonian kings

    on Mar 19, 14 • in Ancient Greece, Anthropology, Antiquty, Archaeology, Greece, News • with Comments Off on More on Burials in Greece linked to Macedonian kings

       Funeral mourning representation (left) and Maenad mask (right) found after excavations at the Royal Necropolis of Aegae, Vergina [Credit: ΑΠΕ-ΜΠΕ/ΥΠΠΟ/STR] The director of the 17th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities Angeliki Kottaridi believes that the five tombs discovered in Vergina could belong to members of the Temenid dynast or even King Cassander himself. Mrs. Kottaridi made the bold revelation at the Thursday afternoon conference at the University of Thessaloniki. Cassander was one of Alexander the Great’s successors and husband to his sister, Thessaloniki, who established the Antipatrid dynasty. King Cassander became known for

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  • HAEMUS visited Archaeo Park ‘Brazda’

    on Nov 27, 13 • in Ancient Greece, Antiquty, Archaeology, Management, News, Our Activity, Republic of Macedonia, Tourism • with Comments Off on HAEMUS visited Archaeo Park ‘Brazda’

    On 23.11.2013, the team of HAEMUS visited the Archaeological Park ‘Brazda’, near Skopje. Brazda lies 10 km north of the center of Skopje in the south – west foot of the mountain Skopska Crna Gora. The remains of a fortified early antique settlement (7-4 B.C ) lie on the southern and western slope of the flattened top of Gradiste hill, it is deployed in several terraces , on the surface of 4.5 Ha. The tomb in Brazda is not fully excavated nor fully explored, in order to make a full judgment about it. However, more

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  • Conference focuses on return of Parthenon Sculptures

    on Nov 12, 13 • in Ancient Greece, Antiquty, Conference, Greece, Museum, News, UNESCO • with Comments Off on Conference focuses on return of Parthenon Sculptures

    Andrew Douglas Alexander Thomas Bruce is the descendant of Lord Elgin, who stole the Parthenon sculptures in the 19th century. The 11th Earl of Elgin has an entire ancient Greek throne and a sarcophagus in excellent condition decorating in his castle in Edinburgh. In an interview, he declared “my ancestor took away the marbles in an effort to save them,” adding that “in my life I have met Greece with a different view from Melina Mercouri on marbles issue. For this reason, I still think that I do not have to restore my ancestor’s memory.”

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  • Scientists reportedly discover gate to hell

    on Apr 3, 13 • in Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, Archaeology, Architecture, News, Religion, Turkey • with Comments Off on Scientists reportedly discover gate to hell

    It sounds like something out of a horror movie. But Italian scientists say that the “Gate to Hell” is the real deal—poisonous vapors and all. The announcement of the finding of the ruins of Pluto’s Gate (Plutonium in Latin) at an archeology conference in Turkey last month, was recently reported by Discovery News. Francesco D’Andria, professor of classic archaeology at the University of Salento in Lecce, Italy, who has been excavating the ancient Greco-Roman World Heritage Site of Hierapolis for years, led the research team. D’Andria told Discovery News he used ancient mythology as his guide to locate the legendary portal

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  • Social status as reflected through metal objects found in archaic burials from Macedonia

    on Feb 24, 13 • in Ancient Greece, Antiquty, Archaeology, Art, Articles, Greece, Hellenistic period, History, News, Republic of Macedonia • with Comments Off on Social status as reflected through metal objects found in archaic burials from Macedonia

    Nathalie DEL SOCORRO Social Status as Reflected through Metal Objects Found in Archaic Burials from Macedonia Abstract Grave goods constitute a particularly important source of information about social status in periods where written sources are unavailable. They also allow us to get an idea of the beliefs expressed in the funerary rites they evoke. In the case of ancient Macedonia, they are major indicators of the changes that took place during the sixth and fifth centuries B.C. with the apparition of higher social classes. Among these grave goods, there are a number of imported objects which

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  • Exhibition: “Central Balkan between the Greek and the Celtic world”

    on Feb 6, 13 • in Ancient Greece, Antiquty, Archaeology, Art, Articles, Cultural heritage, Exhibition, News, Serbia • with Comments Off on Exhibition: “Central Balkan between the Greek and the Celtic world”

    The exhibition “Central Balkan between the Greek and the Celtic world” is still opened for visitors in the Atrium of the National Museum in Belgrade (Serbia), presenting the artifacts discovered after a decade of archaeological explorations at the archaeological site of Kale, in Krševica near the town of Bujanovac.   Numerous remains of buildings, furnaces, pottery, as well as parts of unique system of water supply from the 4th century B.C. were found at the surface of 5 acres. The entire necropolis was organized according to Greek models, and it was inhabited during the time of Alexander

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