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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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  • Publications: Early Christian wall paintings from the Episcopal basilica in Stobi

    on Oct 2, 13 • in Book, Christianity, Cultural heritage, News, Republic of Macedonia, Roman period, Tourism • with Comments Off on Publications: Early Christian wall paintings from the Episcopal basilica in Stobi

    Booklet from the exhibition Early Christian Wall Paintings from the Episcopal Basilica in Stobi as part of the project for conservation of the frescoes, financed by the American Embassy in Skopje. The project was conducted during 2010 and 2011, while the exhibition happened in May 2012 in the National Bank of the Republic of Macedonia. Source: stobi.mk Stobi is the most famous and the biggest archaeological site from Roman and Early Christian period in the Republic of Macedinia. You can read more info about Stobi at http://haemus.org.mk/stobi

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  • CfP: Conference – Culture and civilization in the Lower Danube

    on Aug 28, 13 • in Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Conference, Education, History, Management, Museum, News, Romania, Tourism • with Comments Off on CfP: Conference – Culture and civilization in the Lower Danube

    The international session “Culture and civilization in the Lower Danube” (East and West Sixteenth Edition) will take place from October 14-17th at the Muzeul Dunării de Jos – Călărași (Romania). Calarasi-Razgrad, Ruse 2013 The abstracts should be sent in a foreign language with summary in Romanian, until September 10th and the articles will be included in the museum’s publication: “Culture and civilization in the Lower Danube” (volumes XXX-XXXI). Official language of the conference is English, French and German. The following thematic sessions are part of the conference: – Lower Danube between the Balkans and Carpathians. Identities and cultural

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  • HAEMUS signs a cooperation agreement with ‘Ursus speleos’

    on Jun 11, 13 • in Archaeology, Management, Mesolithic, News, Our Activity, Paleolithic, Prehistory, Republic of Macedonia, Speleology, Tourism • with Comments Off on HAEMUS signs a cooperation agreement with ‘Ursus speleos’

    On 09.06.2013, HAEMUS and ‘Ursus spelaeus‘ signed an agreement for scientific and fieldwork collaboration. ‘Ursus speleos‘ is a society professionally engaged with exploring, protecting and promoting of the Karst forms, caves and speleology in general in the Republic of Macedonia. Since 2011, with a special permission by the Macedonian Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning, ‘Ursus speleos‘ are managing the environments of the village of Slatina in central Macedonia, a speleological landscape with several natural monuments. The society owns the spelaeological home ‘Ursus speleos‘ in the village of Slatina near Makedonski Brod, a structure with

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  • New technology era begins for Kalehöyük Museum

    on Jun 8, 13 • in Archaeology, Architecture, History, Management, Museum, News, Tourism, Turkey • with Comments Off on New technology era begins for Kalehöyük Museum

    The Kalehöyük Archaeology Museum in Kırşehir’s Kaman is turning heads with the installation of new technology. Visitors will be able to see 3D images and hear information in three languages The Kalehöyük Museum will be presenting its artifacts with 3D visuals and three languages thanks to a new development at the facility, “The place where technology meets: Kaman Kalehöyük Archeology Museum.” Speaking to Anatolia news agency, Kırşehir Gov. Özdemir Çakacak said the Ahiler Development Agency had supported the project, adding that it was expected to be one of the most important projects for the museum

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  • In Croatia, a rich history and a bright future merge

    on Jun 4, 13 • in Architecture, Croatia, Cultural heritage, Culture, History, Management, Museum, News, Tourism • with Comments Off on In Croatia, a rich history and a bright future merge

      When many people think of Croatia, if they think of it at all, they still picture a battle-scarred slice of erstwhile Yugoslavia. Yet the Croatian War of Independence, which saw Croats face off against Serb-led forces, was 20 years ago. Now that Croatia has achieved sovereignty and returned to peace — the nation will join the European Union on July 1 — it is emerging as a hot spot for tourists eager to discover its stunning Dalmatian Coast and museum-packed capital. Bordered by Slovenia and Hungary in the north, Serbia in the east, Bosnia

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