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  • Roman chamber tomb found in ancient Corinth

    on Jan 2, 14 • in Ancient Rome, Archaeology, Architecture, Greece, News, Roman period • with Comments Off on Roman chamber tomb found in ancient Corinth

    A well-preserved and ornately decorated underground Roman tomb, complete with vaults and wall paintings, was found in Corinth during works to extend the Corinth-Patras national road, archaeologists said on Wednesday. The find came to light a bit more than a year after the revealing of another ornate Roman tomb in the same location. Measuring 3.30m by 2.63m., the tomb has been initially dated to between the 1st and 2nd centuries AD, but may be earlier. It was entered from the south through a staircase decorated on either side with two ceramic tiles in deep relief,

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  • Roman times traces on Hierapolis’ stage

    on Jul 11, 13 • in Ancient Rome, Architecture, Excavation, News, Roman period, Turkey, UNESCO • with Comments Off on Roman times traces on Hierapolis’ stage

    The excavations at Hierapolis ancient theater reveal many hidden traces from Roman period. Theatre is on UNESCO’s World Heritage List The theatre stage in the ancient city of Hierapolis in the western province of Denizli is on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, perceived as one of the beautiful traces left today from Roman times. The excavations in the area are still revealing ancient artifacts. The head of the excavations Raffaello D’Adria, an academic in the University of Salento in Lecce, Italy, said that the excavations in Hierapolis started in 1957 and the theatre was found in

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  • Viminacium To Mark Anniversary Of Edict Of Milan

    on May 11, 13 • in Ancient Rome, Archaeology, Architecture, Christianity, Exhibition, History, News, Serbia • with Comments Off on Viminacium To Mark Anniversary Of Edict Of Milan

    The archaeological park Viminacium will be the centre of celebration of 17 centuries of the Edict of Milan on May 18 when an exhibition dedicated to Constantine the Great and the birth of Christianity in the territory of Serbia. Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Aida will be performed in the park as part of the celebration. The exhibition on Constantine the Great and the Edict of Milan in 3013 and the birth of Christianity in Roman provinces in Serbia will present 180 first class cultural artefacts discovered in the territory of Serbia. The exhibition aims to present the

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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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  • CONFERENCE: “ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARKS” 2013 – TRASP Serbia

    on Feb 26, 13 • in Ancient Rome, Conference, Cultural heritage, Management, News, Roman period, Serbia, Tourism • with Comments Off on CONFERENCE: “ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARKS” 2013 – TRASP Serbia

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  • Eros mosaic found in southern Turkish city

    on Feb 22, 13 • in Ancient Rome, Archaeology, Byzantine, News, Turkey • with Comments Off on Eros mosaic found in southern Turkish city

    A mosaic featuring an Eros figure fishing on horse has been found in the southern province of Adana’s Yumurtalık district. The half fish-half horse Eros, which is called Hippocampus in Greek mythology, is claimed to be the one and only such mosaic in the world. Made up of marble, glass and stone, the mosaic is estimated to date back to the late Roman or early Byzantine era. The Adana Museum Directorate has initiated archaeological excavations in the region where the mosaic was discovered. One week ago the existence of a villa was determined in the

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