Archive for the ‘History’ Category

  • HAEMUS published Haemus journal Vol.1 (2012)

    on Feb 11, 13 • in Archaeology, Book, Cultural heritage, History, Internet, News, Our Activity, Republic of Macedonia • with Comments Off


    It is with great pleasure that we announce the publication of the inaugural issue of ‘Haemus’, the new academic electronic journal dedicated to the history and archaeology of the Balkan Peninsula, but also covering a wide range of related interdisciplinary topics. The aim of the journal, which is based on the principles of open educational resources and Creative Commons licenses – is to gather and present the latest developments in the historiography and archaeological research of the Balkans, both in terms of methodology and in terms of content. The content of the journal is based

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  • Artifacts found on Konya mosque attic

    on Feb 5, 13 • in Architecture, Art, Book, History, News, Turkey • with Comments Off

    Hand-written Qurans - Konya

    Many parts of Qurans, calligraphy that is 200 to 250 years old and two hand-written Qurans have been discovered in the attic of a mosque in the Central Anatolian province of Konya and delivered to the Konya Regional Calligraphy Art Library. The director of the library, Bekir Şahin, said the works had been found by chance during a cleaning of the mosque’s attic. He said the workers who found the artifacts had called them. “We formed a commission and went to the mosque to get the artifacts. Forty pieces of calligraphic art dating back

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  • Mud may have preserved Turkish city 700 years ago, archaeologists say

    on Jan 22, 13 • in Archaeology, Architecture, Byzantine, Christianity, History, Middle Ages, News, Turkey • with Comments Off


    DEMRE, Turkey — In the fourth century A.D., a bishop named Nicholas transformed the city of Myra, on the Mediterranean coast of what is now Turkey, into a Christian capital. Nicholas was later canonized, becoming the St. Nicholas of Christmas fame. Myra had a much unhappier fate. After some 800 years as an important pilgrimage site in the Byzantine Empire it vanished — buried under 18 feet of mud from the rampaging Myros River. All that remained was the Church of St. Nicholas, parts of a Roman amphitheater and tombs cut into the rocky hills

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  • HAEMUS organizes an educational tour to Viminacium, Lepenski Vir and Romuliana

    on Jan 17, 13 • in Archaeology, Architecture, History, News, Our Activity, Prehistory, Roman period, Serbia, Tourism • with Comments Off

    Domus Scientiarum Viminacium

    On March 30 and 31, 2013, Haemus will organize an educational field trip to the archaeological sites of Viminacium, Lepenski Vir and Felix Romuliana, the last being on the list of UNESCO since 2007. The tour is designed primarily for professionals from the field of cultural heritage in the Republic of Macedonia, as well as for students of archaeology, history, classical studies and all compatible disciplines. The main purpose of the tour is to present the management of archaeological heritage in the Republic of Serbia, represented by three main archaeological sites: Viminacium (ancient roman town)

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  • Turkey’s Jewish past

    on Dec 22, 12 • in Cultural heritage, Culture, History, News, Turkey • with Comments Off

    Turkey's Jewish past

    During the Third Reich, Turkey provided refuge for Jewish intellectuals. Today the Jewish community is rapidly shrinking, but those who are left can recall a long tradition of Jewish culture in the country. Izzet Keribar is looking out the window. “On Sundays they used to raise the swastika flag here at the German consulate; I could see it from my bed. It was like in German films, with the Gestapo and their headquarters.” For the first time in decades, Keribar has entered the house in which he was born in 1936, close to Taksim Square,

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  • Greek Antiquities Found On Mentor Shipwreck

    on Dec 18, 12 • in Antiquty, Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Cultural heritage, Greece, History, News • with Comments Off


    The underwater shipwreck excavation of the wreck of the ship Mentor, that sank off the island of Kythera in 1802 while carrying goods plundered from the Parthenon by British diplomat Lord Elgin has proved to be a treasure trove of personal items from the passengers and crew. A greater number of coins were also found, at least two ancient silver coins which were antiquities acquired by Elgin, passengers or the crew,along with two gold coins, used as currency at the time, from the late 1700’s. Other coins were also recovered but require conservation before they

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