Archive for the ‘Byzantine’ Category

  • HAEMUS Publications – upcoming Byzantine heritage of Skopje Travel Guide

    on May 27, 19 • in Architecture, Art, Book, Byzantine, Christianity, History, News, Our Activity, Promotion, Republic of Macedonia, Tourism • with Comments Off on HAEMUS Publications – upcoming Byzantine heritage of Skopje Travel Guide

    The Byzantine art and architecture from the moment it was created until today attracts interest and excitement, both to the experts and to the believers, and to all the lovers of the cultural heritage as well. As a region with a vast heritage from different epochs and cultural periods, Skopje region abounds in Christian buildings from all historical eras, ranging from the Roman period to the late Middle Ages. This sacral cultural heritage reflects the cultural tradition and memory of the local communities and represents a set of values ​​that have been created over many

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  • HAEMUS part of the Experience and taste Macedonia tourism fair 2017

    on Mar 8, 17 • in Archaeology, Architecture, Byzantine, Cultural heritage, Education, History, News, Our Activity, Republic of Macedonia, Tourism • with Comments Off on HAEMUS part of the Experience and taste Macedonia tourism fair 2017

    How much do you really know Macedonia? In order to promote the wast Macedonian heritage to the Macedonian audience, the team of HAEMUS was part of the “Experience and taste Macedonia” fair tourism held on 24-25.02.2017 at Ramstore Mall – Skopje.    Tourist brochure about the “Association of Tourist Guides HAEMUS” – a branch of “HAEMUS “Experience and taste Macedonia” fair offered traditional Macedonian food to over 30 delicious, traditional products that are not regularly available in the market, including a lot of active tourist packages. For the first time the fair offered insight in the rich tourist offer of Macedonia

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  • In Photos: 8 Byzantine Empire Era Shipwrecks Excavated in Turkey

    on Jan 3, 15 • in Archaeology, Byzantine, Excavation, News, Turkey • with Comments Off on In Photos: 8 Byzantine Empire Era Shipwrecks Excavated in Turkey

    Archeologists in Turkey uncovered a large group of Byzantine-era shipwrecks in an ongoing excavation in Istanbul’s Yenikapi district. Researchers recovered six round ships and naval galleys in addition to fishing boats, coasters and one large merchant ship. “Never before has such a large number and types of well-preserved vessels been found at a single location,” study author Cemal Pulak, of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology at Texas A&M University, said in a press statement, adding, “Even more fascinating is the fact that we can now trace how ship construction and ship design changed over the course of

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  • Series of archaeological lectures in Skopje by prof. Dr Philipp Niewöhner

    on Apr 1, 14 • in Antiquty, Byzantine, Lecturing, News, Republic of Macedonia, Roman period • with Comments Off on Series of archaeological lectures in Skopje by prof. Dr Philipp Niewöhner

    Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje Faculty of Philosophy The Faculty of Philosophy is pleased to announce the forthcoming course in Archaeology and Art History to be given by: Professor Philipp Niewöhner from the University of Oxford (April 8th-17th) Title of the Course: The Archaeology of Marble in Macedonia and the Byzantine World Venue: Lecture Hall of the Faculty (амфитеатар IV) Timetable of the Lectures: April 8th (12.00-14.30) – Methodology: the Episcopal Basilica at Stobi and Other Problems April 10th (10.00-12.00) – Typology: Acanthus and the History of Early Byzantine Art April 14th (12.00-14.00) – Quarries: Sivec, Proconnesus, Docimium,

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  • Byzantine lady’s face revealed, given name of Maria

    on Feb 4, 14 • in Anthropology, Archaeology, Byzantine, News, Turkey • with Comments Off on Byzantine lady’s face revealed, given name of Maria

      The face of a 1,000-year-old skeleton, which was unearthed during the Marmaray project excavations in Istanbul’s Yenikapı, was restructured by the Yıldız Technical University Istanbul Historic Peninsula Application and Research Center Biological Material Inspection Commission. The skeleton was named Maria by the commission president Mehmet Görgülü because it was the most popular name in that era. This ancient lady is estimated to have been 30 years old when she died, had red hair and was a member of one of the noble Byzantium families. Görgülü, who is a general surgery and medical sciences specialist,

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  • Excavation unearths evidence of Thessaloniki’s urban life between 4th and 9th centuries AD

    on May 11, 13 • in Archaeology, Byzantine, Greece, Late antique, Middle Ages, News • with Comments Off on Excavation unearths evidence of Thessaloniki’s urban life between 4th and 9th centuries AD

      Archaeologists in Greece’s northern metropolis Thessaloniki were already overjoyed in 2006 when a 2,300-year-old avenue was found during construction work on the city’s new underground rail network. But a decision to keep in situ the superbly preserved ancient neighbourhood described as “Thessaloniki’s Pompeii” has been hailed as a major win for preservationists in the cash-strapped country that has been forced to make unprecedented cuts to cultural spending. “This is a great victory,” says Aristotelis Mentzos, a professor of Byzantine Archaeology at the city’s Aristotelio University. “Such finds exist in other Roman cities but what

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