Archive for the ‘Archaeology’ Category

  • HAEMUS and Exhibition – Tauresium: coins from archaeological excavations

    on Nov 25, 12 • in Archaeology, Byzantine, Exhibition, Late antique, Numismatics, Our Activity, Republic of Macedonia • with Comments Off on HAEMUS and Exhibition – Tauresium: coins from archaeological excavations

    Date: 22.11. 2012 Time: 12:00 noon Place: Skopje City Museum Author: Kiro Ristov, MA An important exhibition will open at 12:00 noon on Thursday, 22.11.2012, in the Skopje City Museum dedicated to the production of coins from Tauresium. Author of the exhibition is Kiro Ristov, MA, employed in the said institution, and long-time manager of the archaeological site Taor. In academic circles, this site is also known as ancient Tauresium, which, according to the written records of the historian Procopius, was the birthplace of the great Byzantine Emperor Justinian I. The exhibition is set in

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  • Greece: Police arrest 3 over Olympia museum robbery, recover stolen artifacts

    on Nov 25, 12 • in Archaeology, Greece, Museum, News • with Comments Off on Greece: Police arrest 3 over Olympia museum robbery, recover stolen artifacts

    Greek police say they have arrested three people suspected of robbing the Olympia museum in February and recovered the stolen artifacts. Police in Greece say they have recovered priceless artifacts stolen from the Olympia museum earlier this year and arrested three men accused of orchestrating the heist. The suspects were arrested yesterday in Patras, western Greece, and led police to the stolen goods, officials announced today. Two armed thieves took dozens of ancient objects from the Archaeological Museum of Olympia in February, after overpowering a lone security guard. Nine months later, the suspects were caught in a

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  • Erasmus Mundus Master in Archaeological Materials Science

    on Nov 24, 12 • in Archaeology, News • with Comments Off on Erasmus Mundus Master in Archaeological Materials Science

    Deadline: 15 January 2013 Open to: European and non European excellent students with Bachelor degree and to professionals in the Museum/Conservation sector Scholarship: 500 €/1000 € per month Description   Bachelor (I cycle equivalent-180 ECTS credits) degrees from both Science (Physics, Earth Sciences, Chemistry, Biology-Biochemistry) and Humanities (Archaeology, Conservation Science, Cultural Heritage Studies) academic fields ARCHMAT is a 2-years Erasmus Mundus Master Course within a consortium of 3 HEI (Evora-UE, Rome-UNIROMA1, Thessaloniki-AUTH) as full partners, 5 HEI (Avignon-UA, Palermo-UNIPA, Zaragoza-UNIZAR-ICMA, Fez-UF and Rio de Janeiro-UERJ) and 3 non HEI Research centres (Laboratorio Jose Figueiredo/Instituto dos Museus e da

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  • Strangers in our own city

    on Nov 22, 12 • in Archaeology, Architecture, Cultural heritage, History, Ottoman period, Religion, Republic of Macedonia, Tourism, Turkey • with Comments Off on Strangers in our own city

    When you see a group of around fifty people, who are listening to the tourist guide with great interest while they are vigorously taking photos, you will probably think that they are some foreign tourist that have decided to visit Skopje. But, still it wasn’t like that in our case. We were the strangers in our own city. One day in May, the team of Balkon 3 took part in the three-hour walk through the Ottoman heritage of Skopje, which was organized for free by the archaeologist and tourist guide Vasilka Dimitrovska. We visited four mosques

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  • Bulgaria to Charm Barroso with Archaeology

    on Nov 18, 12 • in Archaeology, Bulgaria, News • with Comments Off on Bulgaria to Charm Barroso with Archaeology

    Excavations and constructions of the underground in Sofia’s culturally rich center are expected to be ready for the August visit of EC President Jose Barroso, said Bulgarian Culture Minister Vezhdi Rashidov. Tuesday Rashidov and colleague, Minister of Regional Development Lilyana Pavlova were on inspections at the site near Bulgaria’s government buildings, where the expansion of the metro station takes place concurrently with preservation of archaeological findings from ancient Serdica. “The first stage of construction will be finished by July, while by August 25, when Jose Manuel Barroso is expected in Bulgaria, the archaeological treasures will

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