Posts Tagged ‘Antiquity’

  • Monumental buildings dating to the 3rd century B.C. have been found in Montenegro

    on Aug 9, 16 • in Antiquty, Archaeology, Architecture, Excavation, Montenegro, News • with Comments Off on Monumental buildings dating to the 3rd century B.C. have been found in Montenegro

    Warsaw archaeologists discovered the first known palace of the Illyrian kings in Montenegro. “This is a great and cardinal discovery, which abruptly expands knowledge about the functioning of royal power in Illyria” – told PAP Prof. Piotr Dyczek. Montenegrin Rhizon is a permanent part of the history of ancient Rome. Here set up the capital Queen Teuta, whose actions caused the First Illyrian War in 229 BC. Researchers from the Antiquity of Southeastern Europe Research Center of the University of Warsaw began excavations in 2000. So far, their work has allowed, among other things, to

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  • Book: The coins of Paeonia

    on Apr 7, 16 • in Antiquty, Archaeology, Art, Book, Classical period, Coins, History, News, Republic of Macedonia • with Comments Off on Book: The coins of Paeonia

    The ancient Paeonian population that existed in the south part of the Balkan Peninsula, inhabited the vast geographic area which today enters within the territory of Bulgaria and Greece, but а part of this historical region comprises motely the territory of Republic of Macedonia. Regretfully, Paeonia was mentioned by the ancient authors sporadically, and it was usually related to certain historical events which involved the Paeonians. So, beginning with Homer in the VIII century BC, the data about Paeonia and Paeonians could be further evidenced in the writings of later authors such as Thucydides, Polybius, Strabo, Livy, Justin etc., but also in the epigraphic sources, which

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  • Remains of 5 people found in Amphipolis tomb

    on Jan 20, 15 • in Ancient Greece, Anthropology, Antiquty, Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Bones, Excavation, Greece, News • with Comments Off on Remains of 5 people found in Amphipolis tomb

    The Greek Ministry of Culture has announced the long-awaited results of the analysis on the bones found inside the 4th century BC tomb uncovered in Amphipolis in northern Greece, and the news is quite unexpected – the bones belong to not one, but five individuals, pointing to the likelihood that it is a family tomb. The tomb is located within Kasta Hill in what was once the ancient city of Amphipolis, conquered by Philip II of Macedon, father of Alexander the Great, in 357 BC. Experts have known about the existence of the burial mound

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

    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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  • Bulgarian Archeologists Uncover Large Votive Relief of Zeus

    on Nov 6, 13 • in Antiquty, Archaeology, Architecture, Bulgaria, Hellenistic period, News • with Comments Off on Bulgarian Archeologists Uncover Large Votive Relief of Zeus

      A team of Bulgarian archaeologists led by Dr. Ivan Hristov has discovered an unusually large votive relief of the ancient Greek God Zeus near the Bulgarian village of Starosel. The news was announced by the National History Museum for the Bulgarian News Agency Focus. The archaeological team uncovered the votive relief which was much bigger than the ordinary ones and thus it was allegedly the center part of an ancient temple. A large rock eagle appeared flying round when the archaeological team was about to uncover the artifact. As the ancient Greek god Zeus

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  • Monograph: INSCRIPTIONES STOBORUM

    on Oct 7, 13 • in Antiquty, Archaeology, Book, History, News, Republic of Macedonia • with Comments Off on Monograph: INSCRIPTIONES STOBORUM

    The National Institution Stobi published the monograph INSCRIPTIONES STOBORUM by Slavica Babamova.  The monograph is a corpus of all published and newly discovered inscriptions from the site. Inscriptiones Stoborum is the first publication of NI Stobi from the Monograph Series of the Studies in the Antiquities of Stobi. The book is a corpus of all known inscriptions at Stobi until 2012, except those of the theater seats. The monograph includes the graffiti on the frescoes from the Episcopal Basilica and the mosaic inscriptions as well. Source: www.stobi.mk

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