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  • Ancient gold wreath unearthed

    on Jan 29, 13 • in Archaeology, Greece, Hellenistic period, News, Roman period • with Comments Off on Ancient gold wreath unearthed

    Thessaloniki, Greece – Excavation work during construction of a new subway network in Greece’s second largest city has discovered an ancient wreath made of gold that was buried with a woman some 2,300 years ago. Archaeologists say Friday’s find in Thessaloniki occurred on the site of an ancient cemetery in the west of the northern port city. A total of 23,000 ancient and medieval artifacts have been found during archaeological excavations connected with the construction since 2006.   Archaeologist Vassiliki Misailidou said the olive branch wreath made of gold was buried in a simple, box-shaped

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  • HAEMUS organizes an educational tour to Viminacium, Lepenski Vir and Romuliana

    on Jan 17, 13 • in Archaeology, Architecture, History, News, Our Activity, Prehistory, Roman period, Serbia, Tourism • with Comments Off on HAEMUS organizes an educational tour to Viminacium, Lepenski Vir and Romuliana

    On March 30 and 31, 2013, Haemus will organize an educational field trip to the archaeological sites of Viminacium, Lepenski Vir and Felix Romuliana, the last being on the list of UNESCO since 2007. The tour is designed primarily for professionals from the field of cultural heritage in the Republic of Macedonia, as well as for students of archaeology, history, classical studies and all compatible disciplines. The main purpose of the tour is to present the management of archaeological heritage in the Republic of Serbia, represented by three main archaeological sites: Viminacium (ancient roman town)

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  • Mosaic Floor Unearthed in Didymoteicho

    on Dec 17, 12 • in Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Greece, News, Roman period • with Comments Off on Mosaic Floor Unearthed in Didymoteicho

    A series of well-preserved archaeological finds have been discovered during this year’s excavations at what has been identified as the ancient Plotinopolis, situated in the outskirts of modern-day Didymoteicho, northeastern Greece. Plotinopolis was a Roman city founded by the Roman Emperor Traianus, who named it after his wife Plotini. The hill of Aghia Petra, just outside Didymoteicho, has been the focus of archaeological interest since before World War II, while in 1965 a golden forged bust of Roman Emperor Septimius Severus was found there. From 1965 onward, the 19th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities

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  • Temple of Poseidon found in Bulgaria’s Sozopol

    on Dec 16, 12 • in Archaeology, Bulgaria, Christianity, Middle Ages, News, Religion, Roman period • with Comments Off on Temple of Poseidon found in Bulgaria’s Sozopol

    One of the buildings excavated in the Bulgarian Black Sea town of Sozopol appears to have been a temple to Poseidon, going by the discovery of a large and relatively well-preserved altar to the Greek god. This is according to Bozhidar Dimitrov, director of Bulgaria’s National History Museum. Archaeologists found the building in front of the medieval fortified wall of the seaside town, Dimitrov said. He said that the numerous pieces of marble found during excavations indicate that after the declaration of Christianity as the office religion of the Roman empire in 330 CE, the

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  • Basilica from the time of Constantine the Great found at Sofia’s Serdica West Gate

    on Dec 13, 12 • in Architecture, Bulgaria, Christianity, History, News, Roman period • with Comments Off on Basilica from the time of Constantine the Great found at Sofia’s Serdica West Gate

    Archaeologists in Bulgaria’s capital city Sofia have found a basilica said to date from the time of emperor Constantine the Great in the area of the West Gate of Serdica, as the city was known in Roman times. The basilica is 27 metres wide and about 100m long, according to Yana Borissova-Katsarova, head of research at the site. It featured multi-coloured mosaics. Further exploration of the find will be difficult because of its location under the modern city. Sofia deputy mayor in charge of culture, Todor Chobanov, said that the discovery of the basilica may

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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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