Archive for the ‘Coins’ Category

  • Mystery magic spells unearthed with ancient skeletons in Serbia

    on Aug 11, 16 • in Ancient Rome, Anthropology, Archaeology, Archaic period, Architecture, Art, Coins, Excavation, History, News, Roman period, Serbia • with Comments Off

    View of amulets uncovered by Serbian archeologists at the Viminacium site

    Archaeologists are trying to decipher magic spells etched onto tiny rolls of gold and silver that they found alongside skeletons of humans buried almost 2,000 years ago. “The alphabet is Greek, that much we know. The language is Aramaic – it’s a Middle Eastern mystery to us,” Miomir Korac, chief archaeologist at the site in eastern Serbia, told Reuters. The skeletons were found at the foot of a massive coal-fired power station where searches are being carried out before another unit of the electricity plant is built on the site of an ancient Roman city

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  • Book: The coins of Paeonia

    on Apr 7, 16 • in Antiquty, Archaeology, Art, Book, Classical period, Coins, History, News, Republic of Macedonia • with Comments Off

    Eftimija_Pavlovska_The_coins_of_Paeonia

    The ancient Paeonian population that existed in the south part of the Balkan Peninsula, inhabited the vast geographic area which today enters within the territory of Bulgaria and Greece, but а part of this historical region comprises motely the territory of Republic of Macedonia. Regretfully, Paeonia was mentioned by the ancient authors sporadically, and it was usually related to certain historical events which involved the Paeonians. So, beginning with Homer in the VIII century BC, the data about Paeonia and Paeonians could be further evidenced in the writings of later authors such as Thucydides, Polybius, Strabo, Livy, Justin etc., but also in the epigraphic sources, which

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