Archive for the ‘Roman period’ Category

  • Unique Roman bath in Central Anatolian town

    on Dec 10, 14 • in Archaeology, Architecture, News, Roman period, Tourism, Turkey • with Comments Off


    An ancient bath in the Central Anatolian province of Yozgat’s Sarıkaya district is one of the rare early Roman-era artifacts that still survive. The bath, called Basilica Therma, was a thermal center in the Roman era. Work has continued to open the bath to tourism. Yozgat Governor Abdulkadir Yazıcı said the bath is a significant historical artifact for Turkey. “This place was also a center from where the eastern part of the empire was administered. Roman soldiers used this place to take a rest before setting sail,” Yazıcı said. He said the figure of a

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  • Roman camp in Bulgaria yields numerous artefacts

    on Oct 3, 14 • in Archaeology, Art, Bulgaria, Excavation, Late antique, News, Roman period • with Comments Off


    More than 300 coins from the first to sixth centuries AD and hundreds of objects made of bronze, glass, bone and antlers have been unearthed by archaeologists during the excavations in Novae near Svishtov in Bulgaria. Three unique, finely crafted bronze figurines found found  at the dig site [Credit: J. Recław] “The August campaign has brought a very rich archaeological crop in the form of luxury items used by Roman legionnaires. Curiosities include dagger handles made of ivory”, said Prof. Piotr Dyczek, head of research. The work also yielded important findings concerning the architectural solutions

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  • Wax Tablets Reveal Secrets of Ancient Illyria

    on Sep 4, 14 • in Albania, Archaeology, Art, Excavation, News, Roman period • with Comments Off

    Albania's ivory wax tablets | Photo courtesy of Eduard Shehi

    A new study of five wax tablets from the Second Century, found in the Albanian city of Durres, offers fascinating insights into the role of women in ancient Illyrian culture. When Albanian archaeologist Fatos Tartari excavated the ancient necropolis of Durres in 1979, he came across a staggering find. In the Roman concrete basement of the monumental tomb lay buried a glass urn filled with a black liquid resembling wine, containing two styluses, an ebony comb and five wax tablets used for writing, which were in good condition. “The monumental complex was a rare find,

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  • HAEMUS was shooting promotional documentary about Macedonian heritage with ARTE

    on Jul 7, 14 • in Archaeology, Architecture, Cultural heritage, Culture, Documentary, Education, Management, News, Our Activity, Photo, Republic of Macedonia, Roman period, Serbia, Tourism • with Comments Off

    Vasilka Dimitrovska and ATRE at Stobi 1 the German/French production was shooting documentary about the Macedonian cultural heritage and Haemus took part in it. The filming took place on June 11th 2014 at the archaeological site Stobi, which is open air museum open all the year around and National Institution which works at preserving the cultural heritage of the region. Our own Field Archeologist and founder of HAEMUS, Ms Vasilka Dimitrovska MSc was the designated archaeologist and tour guide for the program, something which is part of her everyday work. HAEMUS would like to extend enormous thanks to the Agency for Promotion & Support of

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  • Archaeologists Explore Ancient Roman Forum of Philippopolis

    on May 26, 14 • in Ancient Rome, Bulgaria, News, Roman period • with Comments Off

    A view of the Roman Theater of Philippopolis

    Located in south central Bulgaria, the city of Plovdiv, known to many as the “Eternal City of Bulgaria”, is among the oldest cities in Europe, with evidence of human settlement going back 6,000 years. Established first as the Thracian settlement of Eumolpia, today its ancient remains near the city center are most often identified with the name Philippopolis by archaeologists. That was the name given to the city after it was Hellenized within the Macedonian Empire under Philip II during the 4th century, B.C.E. But its most visible ancient remains took shape when the city

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  • Declassified Spy Photos Show Ancient Roman Walls In Romania

    on May 25, 14 • in Methodology, News, Photo, Roman period, Romania • with Comments Off


    Sometimes it pays to take a second look. Archaeologists from two United Kingdom universities examining declassified spy photos rediscovered part of a what they believe is a series of Roman fortifications dating back to the 2nd century A.D. Although parts of the ruins had once been known to 19th-century researchers, they were subsequently misidentified, dismissed and largely forgotten, according to Bill Hanson, a professor of Roman archaeology at the University of Glasgow. In some areas the structures were heavily damaged by ploughing or construction — even to the point of complete destruction. “If you look

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