Archive for the ‘Hellenistic period’ Category

  • Bulgarian Archeologists Uncover Large Votive Relief of Zeus

    on Nov 6, 13 • in Antiquty, Archaeology, Architecture, Bulgaria, Hellenistic period, News • with Comments Off on Bulgarian Archeologists Uncover Large Votive Relief of Zeus

      A team of Bulgarian archaeologists led by Dr. Ivan Hristov has discovered an unusually large votive relief of the ancient Greek God Zeus near the Bulgarian village of Starosel. The news was announced by the National History Museum for the Bulgarian News Agency Focus. The archaeological team uncovered the votive relief which was much bigger than the ordinary ones and thus it was allegedly the center part of an ancient temple. A large rock eagle appeared flying round when the archaeological team was about to uncover the artifact. As the ancient Greek god Zeus

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  • Soli Pompeiopolis archaeopark to open

    on Aug 27, 13 • in Archaeology, Architecture, Conservation, Education, Hellenistic period, Management, Neolithic, News, Turkey • with Comments Off on Soli Pompeiopolis archaeopark to open

     Neolithic and Hellenistic findings at the Soli Pompeiopolis will be displayed in an archaeopark. Professor Remzi Yağcı, who conducted the excavations, says the city dates back 2,000 to 3,000 years The ancient city of Soli Pompeiopolis in Mersin will have a new archaeopark. Professor Remzi Yağcı, who conducted the excavations in the coastal town Soli Pompeiopolis – which dates back 2,000 to 3,000 years – in the Aegean province of Mersin, said they were slanted toward reintegration of the historical area as an archaeopark for international tourism due to great Neolithic, Hellenistic and Roman findings

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  • CONFERENCE: Heraclea Sintica: from Hellenistic polis to Roman civitas (4th c. BC-6th c. AD)

    on Aug 15, 13 • in Antiquty, Archaeology, Bulgaria, Christianity, Conference, Hellenistic period, History, Late antique, News, Roman period • with Comments Off on CONFERENCE: Heraclea Sintica: from Hellenistic polis to Roman civitas (4th c. BC-6th c. AD)

    The American Research Center in Sofia, the National Institute of Archaeology with Museum and the Museum of History in Petrich invite you to the conference Heraclea Sintica: from Hellenistic polis to Roman civitas (4th c. BC-6th c. AD), September 19-21, 2013 in Petrich. The conference brings together 21 scholars from different fields to present their latest research and excavation results on the archaeology and history of Heraclea Sintica. The topics of presentations include historical geography, text-critical analyses of literary sources and inscriptions, new syntheses of archaeological and numismatic data, art historical treatments of little known

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  • Excavations in Pella to be continued

    on Apr 12, 13 • in Antiquty, Archaeology, Greece, Hellenistic period, History, News • with Comments Off on Excavations in Pella to be continued

    The excavations conducted at the ancient Agora of Pella, the city of Philip and Alexander, will continue under the direction of Professor of Classical Archaeology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Ioannis Akamatis, as the Central Archaeological Council has given the “green light” to the request of the University’s Archaeology Department. The new surveys, which will last from 2013 to 2017, will focus on the southern side of the Agora, the northern Stoa, the central courtyard and the eastern wing, and aim to investigate the architectural structures, the location of possible previous building phases and

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  • House development in the cities of the Republic of Macedonia throughout Antiquity

    on Mar 18, 13 • in Antiquty, Archaeology, Architecture, Articles, Hellenistic period, History, Republic of Macedonia, Roman period • with Comments Off on House development in the cities of the Republic of Macedonia throughout Antiquity

    Dafina GERASIMOVSKA House Development in the Cities of the Republic of Macedonia throughout Antiquity Abstract The Classical dwellings found on the territory of the Republic of Macedonia have been given only partial attention, so far. This text will focus on the development of these houses through the Antiquity. The earliest representatives of urban living, dated to the Early Antiquity, created a world of intimacy, with their relatively small scale and simple plan. Much is known of this kind of houses through the remains of such dwellings found in the settlement of Vardarski Rid, near the

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  • Social status as reflected through metal objects found in archaic burials from Macedonia

    on Feb 24, 13 • in Ancient Greece, Antiquty, Archaeology, Art, Articles, Greece, Hellenistic period, History, News, Republic of Macedonia • with Comments Off on Social status as reflected through metal objects found in archaic burials from Macedonia

    Nathalie DEL SOCORRO Social Status as Reflected through Metal Objects Found in Archaic Burials from Macedonia Abstract Grave goods constitute a particularly important source of information about social status in periods where written sources are unavailable. They also allow us to get an idea of the beliefs expressed in the funerary rites they evoke. In the case of ancient Macedonia, they are major indicators of the changes that took place during the sixth and fifth centuries B.C. with the apparition of higher social classes. Among these grave goods, there are a number of imported objects which

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