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  • Stratonikeia eyes UNESCO list

    on Jan 21, 13 • in Ancient Greece, Archaeology, Architecture, Byzantine, Cultural heritage, News, Ottoman period, Turkey, UNESCO • with Comments Off on Stratonikeia eyes UNESCO list

    Archaeological excavations have been continuing in the ancient city of Stratonikeia in Muğla. Once the work is completed, the ancient city could be added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List The world’s largest marble city, the ancient city of Stratonikeia in the Aegean province of Muğla’s Yatağan district, is expected to be included on the temporary list of UNESCO world heritage sites. The head of excavations at the ancient city and Pamukkale University Professor Bilal Söğüt said Stratonikeia, one of the most important cities in the Caria region, was a settlement of Carians and Lelegs, both

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  • HAEMUS organizes an educational tour to Viminacium, Lepenski Vir and Romuliana

    on Jan 17, 13 • in Archaeology, Architecture, History, News, Our Activity, Prehistory, Roman period, Serbia, Tourism • with Comments Off on HAEMUS organizes an educational tour to Viminacium, Lepenski Vir and Romuliana

    On March 30 and 31, 2013, Haemus will organize an educational field trip to the archaeological sites of Viminacium, Lepenski Vir and Felix Romuliana, the last being on the list of UNESCO since 2007. The tour is designed primarily for professionals from the field of cultural heritage in the Republic of Macedonia, as well as for students of archaeology, history, classical studies and all compatible disciplines. The main purpose of the tour is to present the management of archaeological heritage in the Republic of Serbia, represented by three main archaeological sites: Viminacium (ancient roman town)

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  • New Look For Ancient Olympia Sanctuary

    on Jan 14, 13 • in Archaeology, Architecture, Greece, News • with Comments Off on New Look For Ancient Olympia Sanctuary

    Ancient Olympia, the sanctuary of ancient Greece in Elis, global symbol and sacred location of the Games in ancient Greece, will get a face-lifting in some parts because of excavations and reconfiguring, according to the Central Archaeological Council (KAS.) The changes also have to do with adopting proposals for studies in the area. One project adopted unanimously by the members of KAS includes three parts: the processing of Eastern Arcade of the Gymnasium (rectangle building with an internal courtyard and arcades in the four sides), which includes the siting of a new entrance and service

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  • Greek Antiquities Found On Mentor Shipwreck

    on Dec 18, 12 • in Antiquty, Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Cultural heritage, Greece, History, News • with Comments Off on Greek Antiquities Found On Mentor Shipwreck

    The underwater shipwreck excavation of the wreck of the ship Mentor, that sank off the island of Kythera in 1802 while carrying goods plundered from the Parthenon by British diplomat Lord Elgin has proved to be a treasure trove of personal items from the passengers and crew. A greater number of coins were also found, at least two ancient silver coins which were antiquities acquired by Elgin, passengers or the crew,along with two gold coins, used as currency at the time, from the late 1700’s. Other coins were also recovered but require conservation before they

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  • Mosaic Floor Unearthed in Didymoteicho

    on Dec 17, 12 • in Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Greece, News, Roman period • with Comments Off on Mosaic Floor Unearthed in Didymoteicho

    A series of well-preserved archaeological finds have been discovered during this year’s excavations at what has been identified as the ancient Plotinopolis, situated in the outskirts of modern-day Didymoteicho, northeastern Greece. Plotinopolis was a Roman city founded by the Roman Emperor Traianus, who named it after his wife Plotini. The hill of Aghia Petra, just outside Didymoteicho, has been the focus of archaeological interest since before World War II, while in 1965 a golden forged bust of Roman Emperor Septimius Severus was found there. From 1965 onward, the 19th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities

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  • Basilica from the time of Constantine the Great found at Sofia’s Serdica West Gate

    on Dec 13, 12 • in Architecture, Bulgaria, Christianity, History, News, Roman period • with Comments Off on Basilica from the time of Constantine the Great found at Sofia’s Serdica West Gate

    Archaeologists in Bulgaria’s capital city Sofia have found a basilica said to date from the time of emperor Constantine the Great in the area of the West Gate of Serdica, as the city was known in Roman times. The basilica is 27 metres wide and about 100m long, according to Yana Borissova-Katsarova, head of research at the site. It featured multi-coloured mosaics. Further exploration of the find will be difficult because of its location under the modern city. Sofia deputy mayor in charge of culture, Todor Chobanov, said that the discovery of the basilica may

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