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  • Projects: Disputed Histories

    on Sep 1, 13 • in Anthropology, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Education, History, Kosovo, Montenegro, News, Politics, Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia • with Comments Off on Projects: Disputed Histories

    The Disputed Histories Library is a collection of text-books from primary and secondary schools, that have been in use in different time periods on the territory of ex-Yugoslavia. The purpose of starting this library by Vahida Ramujkic, was for it to be accessible to the general public, so as to inspire series of workshops, discussions and new projects. Until now it was available in Youth Center Crna Kuca in Novi Sad, on Spaport Bienalle in Banja Luka, in Knjizara of CZKD in Belgrade and in the NGBK Gallery in Berlin. It turns out that students at

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  • Late Roman ring to ward-off ‘evil eye’ found in Croatia

    on Aug 18, 13 • in Archaeology, Art, Croatia, Late antique, News, Roman period • with Comments Off on Late Roman ring to ward-off ‘evil eye’ found in Croatia

    Archaeologists in Croatia have found an interesting ring from the 3rd century. At the depth of two metres in the soil in eastern town of Vinkovci they have found the ring with an “eye” that was, according to experts, used to protect the holder from spells. Researchers have at the same place found a lot of ceramics that date from first to sixth century. “The ring has a drawn rabbit that tastes a flower and that was seen as a symbol of happiness, while the “eye” represents protection against disasters and spells”, Vinkovci City Museum

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  • Diocletian’s palace gets laser facelift

    on Aug 9, 13 • in Architecture, Conservation, Croatia, News, Roman period • with Comments Off on Diocletian’s palace gets laser facelift

    Roman Emperor’s palace in Croatia cleaned in a ten-year project Conservators in Croatia have completed a ten-year project to remove more than 1,700 years of grime from the courtyard of the palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian (AD244-311), in the coastal city of Split. Lasers were used as the primary method to clean the peristyle of the fourth-century imperial residence—an innovative technique that is normally reserved for cleaning individual sculptures or details of larger architectural elements, as opposed to whole structures. According to the architect Goran Niksic, who works for the city, this is the

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  • Typology of the Roman glass vessels from the Croatian part of the province Pannonia

    on Jul 4, 13 • in Archaeology, Articles, Croatia, History, News, Roman period • with Comments Off on Typology of the Roman glass vessels from the Croatian part of the province Pannonia

    Mia LELJAK Typology of the Roman glass vessels from the Croatian part of the province Pannonia Abstract The aim of this paper is to present glass vessels that were used in Roman times in the territory of today’s northern Croatia. In Roman period this part of our country was part of the province Pannonia. The idea is to present the vessels that were widespread through the entire Empire, therefore in our part of the province as well. Also, the idea is not to present the rare, luxury vessels, since only few examples of such kind have

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  • Claustra Alpium Iuliarum: a Research Plan

    on Jun 7, 13 • in Archaeology, Architecture, Articles, Croatia, News, Roman period, Slovenia, UNESCO • with Comments Off on Claustra Alpium Iuliarum: a Research Plan

    Mario ZACCARIA Claustra Alpium Iuliarum:a Research Plan Abstract After the golden age of the Roman Empire, from Augustus to Marcus Aurelius, known as the Pax Augusta, a time of insecurity starts, in which the Empire must be defended on all fronts. There are frequent barbarian raids on the territory of Illyricum and Italy, and defensive measures are being taken. One of these is Claustra Alpium Iuliarum, a system of defensive walls (barriers), forts and towers in the current Republic of Slovenia and the Republic of Croatia, designed as early as the time of the emperor Gallienus

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  • In Croatia, a rich history and a bright future merge

    on Jun 4, 13 • in Architecture, Croatia, Cultural heritage, Culture, History, Management, Museum, News, Tourism • with Comments Off on In Croatia, a rich history and a bright future merge

      When many people think of Croatia, if they think of it at all, they still picture a battle-scarred slice of erstwhile Yugoslavia. Yet the Croatian War of Independence, which saw Croats face off against Serb-led forces, was 20 years ago. Now that Croatia has achieved sovereignty and returned to peace — the nation will join the European Union on July 1 — it is emerging as a hot spot for tourists eager to discover its stunning Dalmatian Coast and museum-packed capital. Bordered by Slovenia and Hungary in the north, Serbia in the east, Bosnia

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