Posts Tagged ‘Albania’

  • 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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  • Polish archaeologists discovered medieval bath in Albania

    on Jul 21, 14 • in Archaeology, Architecture, News, Ottoman period, Turkey • with Comments Off

    medieval bath in Albania 1

    Polish archaeologists discovered a fourteenth-century bath in northwestern Albania. This is the oldest object of this type studied so far in Albania – told PAP Prof. Piotr Dyczek of the Antiquity of Southeastern Europe Research Centre of the University of Warsaw.     The greatest discovery this year was Turkish bath – hammam, with central heating system. Buildings of this type became common in the Ottoman Empire in the fifteenth century. “Our object seems to be a hundred years older – believes Prof. Dyczek. – We know very few early hammams. This makes our discovery

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