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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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  • HAEMUS Journal – Call for Papers 2013

    on Feb 21, 13 • in Archaeology, Cultural heritage, History, Internet, News, Our Activity • with Comments Off on HAEMUS Journal – Call for Papers 2013

    Dear colleagues, As a publishers, we are pleased to announce a call for papers for the second issue of HAEMUS, an electronic journal devoted to the history and archaeology of the Balkan Peninsula. HAEMUS Journal welcomes research and review articles on all aspects of the history and archaeology of the Balkan Peninsula, from prehistory to modern times, including all interdisciplinary studies and studies of classical and modern scholarship within the scope of the Journal. All submissions should be based on original research or new interpretations, and should reflect the highest standards of scholarship. The journal

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  • Bulgarian Archaeologists Uncover Major Roman Thermae

    on Feb 19, 13 • in Archaeology, Architecture, Bulgaria, History, News, Roman period • with Comments Off on Bulgarian Archaeologists Uncover Major Roman Thermae

    A Bulgarian team of archaeologists have discovered well-preserved remains of a Roman bath in the ancient Bulgarian town of Sozopol. The news was revealed by National Museum of History director Bozhidar Dimitrov. “The team, led by Sozopol Archaeology Museum director Dimitar Nedev has made the discovery as part of its digs in the area in front of Sozopol’s fortress walls,” said the historian. According to Dimitrov, the thermae building is 18 meters long and features an intricate water supply systems as well as numerous pools of various sizes. “Except for Roman baths in Hissarya and

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  • Security walls to protect ancient Agora in İzmir

    on Feb 18, 13 • in Archaeology, Architecture, Hellenistic period, History, News, Turkey • with Comments Off on Security walls to protect ancient Agora in İzmir

     The İzmir Metropolitan Municipality is preparing to surround the historical Smyrna Agora with specially designed walls. The walls will provide for the safety of the Agora and be 3 meters high and 810 meters long. The Smyrna Agora Ancient Site Safety Wall project has been approved by the İzmir Committee for the Protection of Cultural and Natural Properties. The project will protect the historic Agora, which was integrated with the crowded İkiçeşmelik Street after confiscation and destruction works were completed. The project was designed to reveal the historical richness of the agora and will provide

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  • 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 on HAEMUS published Haemus journal Vol.1 (2012)

    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 on Artifacts found on Konya mosque attic

    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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