Archive for the ‘Byzantine’ Category

  • 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


    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


    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


    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

    The 1,000-year-old skeleton was restructured and named 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

    Thessaloniki Greece

      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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  • Conference – The Fairest Meadows in the World: Crusades and Crusaders in the Balkans

    on Mar 5, 13 • in Archaeology, Bulgaria, Byzantine, Conference, History, Middle Ages, News • with Comments Off


    St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria November 7th-9th, 2013 “The Fairest Meadows in the World”: Crusades and Crusaders in the Balkans The so-called “Baldwin’s Tower” at Tsarevets, Veliko Tarnovo Organized by Thomas Lecaque, Jake Ransohoff and the Chair of Ancient and Medieval History at the St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo With support from Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and the Department of History at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville The presence of the Crusades and Crusaders in the Balkans, from the eleventh to the fifteenth centuries, introduced a vast and

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