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  • Exhibition: Balkan history – testing imagination

    on Sep 23, 13 • in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Culture, Exhibition, Greece, History, Montenegro, News, Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, UNESCO • with Comments Off on Exhibition: Balkan history – testing imagination

    Is it possible to build a shared narrative of the Balkans, overcoming the conflicts between national historiographies? The travelling exhibition “Imagining the Balkans”, these days in Belgrade, tries to do so On September 9th, the exhibition “Imagining the Balkans”, devoted to the formation of identity and memories in the communities of south-eastern Europe during the 19th century, was inaugurated in Belgrade. The title of the exhibition will be familiar to those interested in the Balkan region – it was chosen after the famous book in which Bulgarian scholar Maria Todorova criticizes Western culture’s tendency to

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  • Roman times traces on Hierapolis’ stage

    on Jul 11, 13 • in Ancient Rome, Architecture, Excavation, News, Roman period, Turkey, UNESCO • with Comments Off on Roman times traces on Hierapolis’ stage

    The excavations at Hierapolis ancient theater reveal many hidden traces from Roman period. Theatre is on UNESCO’s World Heritage List The theatre stage in the ancient city of Hierapolis in the western province of Denizli is on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, perceived as one of the beautiful traces left today from Roman times. The excavations in the area are still revealing ancient artifacts. The head of the excavations Raffaello D’Adria, an academic in the University of Salento in Lecce, Italy, said that the excavations in Hierapolis started in 1957 and the theatre was found in

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  • Claustra Alpium Iuliarum: a Research Plan

    on Jun 7, 13 • in Archaeology, Architecture, Articles, Croatia, News, Roman period, Slovenia, UNESCO • with Comments Off on Claustra Alpium Iuliarum: a Research Plan

    Mario ZACCARIA Claustra Alpium Iuliarum:a Research Plan Abstract After the golden age of the Roman Empire, from Augustus to Marcus Aurelius, known as the Pax Augusta, a time of insecurity starts, in which the Empire must be defended on all fronts. There are frequent barbarian raids on the territory of Illyricum and Italy, and defensive measures are being taken. One of these is Claustra Alpium Iuliarum, a system of defensive walls (barriers), forts and towers in the current Republic of Slovenia and the Republic of Croatia, designed as early as the time of the emperor Gallienus

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  • Stratonikeia eyes UNESCO list

    on Jan 21, 13 • in Ancient Greece, Archaeology, Architecture, Byzantine, Cultural heritage, News, Ottoman period, Turkey, UNESCO • with Comments Off on Stratonikeia eyes UNESCO list

    Archaeological excavations have been continuing in the ancient city of Stratonikeia in Muğla. Once the work is completed, the ancient city could be added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List The world’s largest marble city, the ancient city of Stratonikeia in the Aegean province of Muğla’s Yatağan district, is expected to be included on the temporary list of UNESCO world heritage sites. The head of excavations at the ancient city and Pamukkale University Professor Bilal Söğüt said Stratonikeia, one of the most important cities in the Caria region, was a settlement of Carians and Lelegs, both

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  • Greek-Turkish Coffee Wars Ensnare UNESCO

    on Dec 23, 12 • in Cultural heritage, Greece, News, Turkey, UNESCO • with Comments Off on Greek-Turkish Coffee Wars Ensnare UNESCO

    The age-old battle over whether the thick coffee enjoyed by Greeks and Turks is Greek or Turkish has reached the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as noted by the Italian news agency ANSAmed in an article headlined Ankara offers Turkish coffee to UNESCO. According to the article, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism in Turkey is readying an appeal for Turkish coffee to be included in the List of Immaterial Cultural Heritage. The conflict between Turkey and Greece about “Turkish coffee” is well-known, although the particular delicacy is known by other names

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  • ICOMOS praises Bulgarian culture minister for preserving Old Nesebar as UNESCO World Heritage

    on Dec 22, 12 • in Bulgaria, Cultural heritage, News, UNESCO • with Comments Off on ICOMOS praises Bulgarian culture minister for preserving Old Nesebar as UNESCO World Heritage

    There is a huge positive change in the preservation of Old Nesebar as a monument from the UNESCO World Heritage List, architect Gergely Nagy, an expert with the International Council of Monuments and Sites (UNESCO-ICOMOS), said at a meeting with Bulgarian Culture Minister Vezhdi Rashidov on Friday, announced the Ministry of Culture. Nagy was on a three-day visit to Bulgaria to inspect the progress of the ministry and municipality of Nesebar in preserving the world monument. In 2010 Gergely Nagy participated in an inspection of the Old Nesebar. Back then a lot of irregularities were

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