Archive for the ‘Greece’ Category

  • Archaeological Site of Philippi inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Site

    on Jul 17, 16 • in Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, Antiquty, Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Greece, Hellenistic period, News, Tourism, UNESCO • with Comments Off

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    Archaeological Site of Philippi on 17. July 2016 was inscribed as World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The remains of this walled city lie at the foot of an acropolis in the present-day region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, on the ancient route linking Europe and Asia, the Via Egnatia. Founded in 356 BC by the Macedonian King Philip II, the city developed as a “small Rome” with the establishment of the Roman Empire in the decades following the Battle of Philippi, in 42 BCE. The Hellenistic theatre and funerary heroon (temple) were supplemented with Roman

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  • Remains of 5 people found in Amphipolis tomb

    on Jan 20, 15 • in Ancient Greece, Anthropology, Antiquty, Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Bones, Excavation, Greece, News • with Comments Off

    Bones belonging to the 60-year-old female in the Amphipolis tomb. Credit: Ministry of Culture

    The Greek Ministry of Culture has announced the long-awaited results of the analysis on the bones found inside the 4th century BC tomb uncovered in Amphipolis in northern Greece, and the news is quite unexpected – the bones belong to not one, but five individuals, pointing to the likelihood that it is a family tomb. The tomb is located within Kasta Hill in what was once the ancient city of Amphipolis, conquered by Philip II of Macedon, father of Alexander the Great, in 357 BC. Experts have known about the existence of the burial mound

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  • Burial ground from late Bronze Age Found in Platamonas

    on Dec 28, 14 • in Archaeology, Bronze age, Excavation, Greece, News • with Comments Off

    Excavation Platamonas

    Excavations in Platamonas, Pieria, northern Greece, have unearthed an ancient settlement and burial ground that belongs in the late Bronze Age, around 1500 B.C. The discovery was made in parallel to the construction of the new national highway and was officially announced by archaeologist Sofia Koulidou, head of Pieria’s Ephorate of Antiquities. Archaeologists found 19 graves, some of them containing several objects such as Mycenaean style clay pots, bronze hoops, bone beads, bronze knives, clay flywheels, engraved stones and others. Some of the graves were very small and probably belong to children. The remains of

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  • Meet the KORYVANTES – Association of Historical Studies

    on Oct 12, 14 • in Anthropology, Antiquty, Archaeology, Archaic period, Bronze age, Classical period, Craft, Cultural heritage, Design, Documentary, Education, Greece, Hellenistic period, History, Iron Age, Lecturing, Middle Ages, News • with Comments Off

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      HAEMUS and Koryvantes in Domus Scientarium Viminacium 2012 The team of HAEMUS had a great pleasure and opportunity to met twice the members of  “KORYVANTES”, the Association of Historical Studies, which is a cultural organisation with the main aim to research and apply experimentally the Military Heritage of the Greeks from the Bronze Age to the late Byzantium. “Koryvantes” (in Greek ΚΟΡΥΒΑΝΤΕΣ) together with HAEMUS participated in the conferences held in Viminacium (in 2012 and 2014) preforming the so called Historical reenactment, which is an educational or entertainment activity in which people follow a plan to recreate

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  • Miniature Objects from the Archaic Tombs of Macedonia

    on Sep 23, 14 • in Archaeology, Articles, Greece, Hellenistic period, History • with Comments Off

    Fig. 1: Main scene of a red-figure pyxis representing a wedding procession on a two-wheeled cart drawn by horses, National Museum of Athen

    Nathalie Del Socorro Miniature Objects from the Archaic Tombs of Macedonia  Abstract A number of miniature objects in the shape of carts, tables, chairs, spits and spit holders have been found inside archaic tombs in the region of Macedonia. Their signification is difficult to determine as many different hypothesis have been formulated. However, it would seem that they were used as both status and gender markers. Most of these objects were made ouf of iron, but some bronze examples have also been found.   Keywords: miniature objects, iron, bronze, archaic tombs, Ancient Macedonia Reference: Del Socorro

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  • Athens To Display 25 Masterpieces From Greece & Italy

    on Aug 25, 14 • in Archaeology, Art, Exhibition, Greece, Museum, News • with Comments Off

    Relief of “Mourning Athena” from the Acropolis.

    Twenty-five masterpieces from Greece and Italy will be displayed at an art exhibition at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens as of late August. The exhibition is entitled “Classicism and Europe: The European destiny of Greece and Italy” and first launched in March at the “Palazzo del Quirinale” in Rome. It has been set up by the two EU presidencies, the Greek presidency that ended in June and the Italian that began in the second half of 2014. The iconic works from museums in Greece and Italy will be displayed in the exhibition halls at

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