Archive for the ‘Late antique’ Category

  • Excavation unearths evidence of Thessaloniki’s urban life between 4th and 9th centuries AD

    on May 11, 13 • in Archaeology, Byzantine, Greece, Late antique, Middle Ages, News • with Comments Off on Excavation unearths evidence of Thessaloniki’s urban life between 4th and 9th centuries AD

      Archaeologists in Greece’s northern metropolis Thessaloniki were already overjoyed in 2006 when a 2,300-year-old avenue was found during construction work on the city’s new underground rail network. But a decision to keep in situ the superbly preserved ancient neighbourhood described as “Thessaloniki’s Pompeii” has been hailed as a major win for preservationists in the cash-strapped country that has been forced to make unprecedented cuts to cultural spending. “This is a great victory,” says Aristotelis Mentzos, a professor of Byzantine Archaeology at the city’s Aristotelio University. “Such finds exist in other Roman cities but what

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  • The Image of Early Medieval Barbaroi in Contemporary Written Sources and Modern Scholarship: the Balkan Perspective

    on Apr 8, 13 • in Anthropology, Archaeology, Articles, Late antique, Middle Ages, News • with Comments Off on The Image of Early Medieval Barbaroi in Contemporary Written Sources and Modern Scholarship: the Balkan Perspective

    Jelena JARIĆ The Image of Early Medieval Barbaroi in Contemporary Written Sources and Modern Scholarship: the Balkan Perspective Abstract The barbarians of the Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages were of scholarly interest from the 19th c. onwards. Though there are numerous publications on various aspects of the barbarians, most of it focuses on the role they had in the collapse of the Western and the trails of the Eastern Roman Empire. During the last two decades, an enormous scholarly contribution is given into dampening the negative representation of the Early Medieval barbarians as primitive,

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  • Call for papers: 20th Annual International Scientific Symposium for Late Antiquity and Middle Ages

    on Mar 19, 13 • in Anthropology, Archaeology, Conference, Croatia, History, Late antique, Middle Ages, News • with Comments Off on Call for papers: 20th Annual International Scientific Symposium for Late Antiquity and Middle Ages

    Dear Colleague, International Research Center for Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, University of Zagreb is organizing its 20th Annual Scientific Symposium. The Symposium will take place in the town of Poreč, Croatia, from 2nd to 6th of October 2013. To enable all colleagues who intend to celebrate the jubilee with us, and expecting a large number of participants, the topic of this year’s meeting is pretty vast, with a number of sections: Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages in Europe, 20 Years of Research   Duration:  2. – 6. 10. 2013. Submission: miljenko.jurkovic@ffzg.hr   During

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  • HAEMUS and Exhibition – Tauresium: coins from archaeological excavations

    on Nov 25, 12 • in Archaeology, Byzantine, Exhibition, Late antique, Numismatics, Our Activity, Republic of Macedonia • with Comments Off on HAEMUS and Exhibition – Tauresium: coins from archaeological excavations

    Date: 22.11. 2012 Time: 12:00 noon Place: Skopje City Museum Author: Kiro Ristov, MA An important exhibition will open at 12:00 noon on Thursday, 22.11.2012, in the Skopje City Museum dedicated to the production of coins from Tauresium. Author of the exhibition is Kiro Ristov, MA, employed in the said institution, and long-time manager of the archaeological site Taor. In academic circles, this site is also known as ancient Tauresium, which, according to the written records of the historian Procopius, was the birthplace of the great Byzantine Emperor Justinian I. The exhibition is set in

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  • Stobi

    on Nov 9, 12 • in Ancient Rome, Antiquty, Christianity, Cultural heritage, Late antique, Republic of Macedonia, Roman period • with No Comments

    In the Ancient theater (II century AD) listening the music performance The Roman city of Stobi in Republic of Macedonia is located on the main road that leads from the Danube to the Aegean Sea, at the place where the Erigón river (mod. River Crna) joins the Axiós river (mod. Vardar), making it important strategically as a center for both trade and warfare. The pre-Roman period comprises Stobi (near Gradsko) as an ancient town of Paionia, later conquered by Macedon. The first excavation were done from 1924 to 1936 by The Museum of Belgrade when

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