Archive for the ‘Ottoman period’ Category

  • Timisoara – An ancient Ottoman capital surfaces

    on May 13, 15 • in Archaeology, History, News, Ottoman period, Romania, Tourism • with Comments Off on Timisoara – An ancient Ottoman capital surfaces

    Little did I know that one my favourite piazzas in Romania was hiding a secret beneath its modern European facade. I’d heard rumours that Piata Libertati (Liberty Square) in the city of Timisoara was the site of a magnificent Turkish bath during the Ottoman era (1552-1716). But I’d never seen any sign of that world other than a small plaque with Arabic writing on the wall of a nearby building. Then in September 2014 I returned to the city on Romania’s western frontier and discovered something exciting: archaeologists had unearthed the 400-year-old bathhouse known as the

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  • Polish archaeologists discovered medieval bath in Albania

    on Jul 21, 14 • in Archaeology, Architecture, News, Ottoman period, Turkey • with Comments Off on Polish archaeologists discovered medieval bath in Albania

    Polish archaeologists discovered a fourteenth-century bath in northwestern Albania. This is the oldest object of this type studied so far in Albania – told PAP Prof. Piotr Dyczek of the Antiquity of Southeastern Europe Research Centre of the University of Warsaw.     The greatest discovery this year was Turkish bath – hammam, with central heating system. Buildings of this type became common in the Ottoman Empire in the fifteenth century. “Our object seems to be a hundred years older – believes Prof. Dyczek. – We know very few early hammams. This makes our discovery

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  • HAEMUS organizes an educational Skopje Ottoman Heritage tour for International Museum Day 2014

    on May 9, 14 • in Archaeology, Architecture, Cultural heritage, Education, News, Ottoman period, Our Activity, Republic of Macedonia, Tourism • with Comments Off on HAEMUS organizes an educational Skopje Ottoman Heritage tour for International Museum Day 2014

    UNESCO Club HAEMUS with the support of the City Museum of Skopje and Macedonia Vision (incoming tourist program by SAVANA Tourist Enterprises), for the International Museum Day 2014, organizes an educational ‘Skopje Ottoman Heritage tour‘. Date: 18.05.2014 (Sunday) Meeting point: at the gate of the Old Bazaar (entrance from Bit Pazar) Time: 10:00 to 13:00 pm Type: Half day walking tour Guide: Dimitrovska Vasilka, archaeologist and licensed tourist guide Host: HAEMUS – center for scientific research and promotion of culture Partners: City Museum of Skopje and SAVANA Tourist Enterprises Ottoman heritage tour of Skopje includes

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  • Still-active cistern beneath Istanbul mosque

    on Oct 7, 13 • in History, News, Ottoman period, Tourism, Turkey • with Comments Off on Still-active cistern beneath Istanbul mosque

    Those tired of the waiting line to enter Sultanahmet’s famous Basilica Cistern will soon have another visiting option following the discovery of a still-active cistern beneath Nuruosmaniye Mosque next to the Grand Bazaar. The 265-year-old cistern was only discovered during renovations to the mosque, according to Foundations Istanbul Provincial Director İbrahim Özekinci. “We removed 420 trucks’ worth of slime from the cistern. Then the magnificent gallery, cistern and water gauge became visible. The Ottomans used a modern system according to contemporary earthquake regulations. This cistern is really a magnificent one, it is very special. All

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  • HAEMUS lectures 01: Vancho Gjorgjiev – The Ilinden Uprising, Historiographical Dilemmas and Controversies

    on May 16, 13 • in Education, History, Lecturing, Modern history, Museum, News, Ottoman period, Our Activity, Politics, Republic of Macedonia • with Comments Off on HAEMUS lectures 01: Vancho Gjorgjiev – The Ilinden Uprising, Historiographical Dilemmas and Controversies

    On April 18, 2013, at 19:00 pm, HAEMUS organized a public lecturе on the subject about the “The Ilinden Uprising, Historiographical Dilemmas and Controversies”, by  the eminent Macedonian historian Vancho Gjorgjiev, Phd. in modern history and professor at the Institute of history (University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Skopje, Macedonia). The event took place at the City museum in Skopje. The video is in Macedonian language

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  • Upcoming lecture from HAEMUS by Vancho Gjorgjiev about the The Ilinden Uprising

    on Apr 12, 13 • in Education, History, Lecturing, Modern history, Museum, News, Ottoman period, Our Activity, Republic of Macedonia • with Comments Off on Upcoming lecture from HAEMUS by Vancho Gjorgjiev about the The Ilinden Uprising

    On April 18, 2013, at 19:00 pm, HAEMUS will host a public lecture, entitled “The Ilinden Uprising, Historiographical Dilemmas and Controversies”, by the eminent Macedonian historian Vancho Gjorgjiev, PhD. in modern history and professor at the Institute of History (University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Skopje, Macedonia). The event will take place at the Museum of the City of Skopje

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