Archive for the ‘Roman period’ Category

  • A hidden treasure in the Mediterranean: The ‘Man Rocks’

    on Apr 18, 14 • in Ancient Rome, Antiquty, Archaeology, History, News, Roman period, Turkey • with Comments Off

    The reliefs on the rocks are thought to have been made over the course of around 250 years. AA photos

      The Adam Kayalar (man-rocks), located on the sheer slopes of the Şeytan Deresi Valley in the southern province of Mersin, often take visitors by surprise with their large-scale human reliefs, which are estimated to have been made between the first century B.C. and the second century A.D. The rocks are made up of 11 males, four females, two children, an ibex and Roman eagle reliefs in nine niches. Ümit Aydınoğlu, an associate professor in the Archaeology Department of Mersin University, said the Adam Kayalar are completely unique in Anatolia. As the Adam Kayalar region

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  • Second conference – Imperialism and Identities at the Edges of the Roman World

    on Apr 6, 14 • in Ancient Rome, Anthropology, Archaeology, Conference, History, News, Roman period, Serbia • with Comments Off


    IMPERIALISM AND IDENTITIES AT THE EDGES OF THE ROMAN WORLD 2 PETNICA SCIENCE CENTER SEPTEMBER 18-22nd, 2014. Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Archaeology, University of Belgrade Faculty of Philosophy, Department of History, University of Novi Sad Petnica Science Center We are happy to announce the call for papers for the second conference Imperialism and Identities at the Edges of the Roman World. he conference covers the range of topics including the social interactions directly or indirectly connected to the Roman sociopolitical system operating for several centuries in the Mediterranean and continental parts of Europe, Asia and

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  • Series of archaeological lectures in Skopje by prof. Dr Philipp Niewöhner

    on Apr 1, 14 • in Antiquty, Byzantine, Lecturing, News, Republic of Macedonia, Roman period • with Comments Off


    Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje Faculty of Philosophy The Faculty of Philosophy is pleased to announce the forthcoming course in Archaeology and Art History to be given by: Professor Philipp Niewöhner from the University of Oxford (April 8th-17th) Title of the Course: The Archaeology of Marble in Macedonia and the Byzantine World Venue: Lecture Hall of the Faculty (амфитеатар IV) Timetable of the Lectures: April 8th (12.00-14.30) - Methodology: the Episcopal Basilica at Stobi and Other Problems April 10th (10.00-12.00) - Typology: Acanthus and the History of Early Byzantine Art April 14th (12.00-14.00) - Quarries: Sivec, Proconnesus, Docimium,

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  • Kosovo hails discovery of ancient Roman site

    on Feb 4, 14 • in Archaeology, Excavation, Kosovo, News, Roman period • with Comments Off

    A dig in Kosovo has uncovered a new Roman site - but officials fear it cannot be put up for UNESCO protection as Kosovo is not a member of the world organization [Credit: Dibran Vataj]

    Kosovo’s Ministry of Culture hailed the discovery of the 300-square-meter Roman-era site in Dresnik, in Klina municipality, northwest Kosovo as “one of the most important in recent decades in the field of archaeology”. The find by the Kosovo Archeological Institute is reportedly unique in Kosovo, as the floor of every room of the building is covered by colourful mosaics. Searches in the area started in 2012. Archaeologists still have not determined the exact period of construction or what its purpose was. As those disputes continue, a separate problem is that Kosovo cannot propose the site for

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  • Construction of Thessaloniki’s metro system has revealed wealth of archaeological finds

    on Jan 26, 14 • in Antiquty, Archaeology, Excavation, Greece, Roman period • with Comments Off

    Rescue excavations during construction of Thessaloniki’s metro network have revealed significant evidence of the city’s urban life from the 4th to 9th centuries.

    The Thessaloniki metro system aspires to be the “most modern metro system in the whole of Europe.” That, however, is contingent upon its completion. Begun in 2006, the project is currently four years behind schedule. In order to see the light of day, Thessaloniki’s archaeologists have had to chip away at the city’s shadowy past. The ruins unearthed in Greece’s second city have led some to hail it as a “second Pompeii.” Current excavations are focused on the so-called “intra muros” stations – those that sit within the limits of the city’s Theodosian walls –

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  • CALL FOR PAPERS. CONFERENCE: Bridging the Danube, April 11-12, 2014

    on Jan 22, 14 • in Archaeology, Architecture, Conference, History, News, Roman period • with Comments Off

    Danube near Iron Gate

    Bridging the Danube. Roman occupation and interaction along the Middle Danube Valley, 1st-5th c. AD April 11-12, 2014   Conference Organizers: Doina Benea (CSIATim) Eric C. De Sena (ARCS) Călin Timoc (UVT) Lorena Vlad (Arheovest) The Danube River – mighty, captivating, intimidating, romantic – has been in ancient times a political barrier. But also, the river has served to unite people and places up and down its course as well as across for ten millennia. Closer to our era, the Romans established military bases and cities along the course of the Danube, beginning in the reign of

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