Posts Tagged ‘Architecture’

  • What was revealed today in Amphipolis

    on Aug 24, 14 • in Ancient Greece, Architecture, Art, Excavation, Greece, Hellenistic period, History, News • with Comments Off

    Amphipolis 3

    24. August.2014 What did the archaeologists found under the base of the Sphinxes – Decorating with blue and red paint on the monument New, important discoveries have been brought to “light” today’s excavations in a funerary monument, the tomb of the caste KH Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, in Amphipolis. After the removal of the marble slabs of the monument, which revealed the entire marble sphinxes, found at the entrance to the tomb, on Thursday the archaeligists removed with extreme caution soils which were behind the statues, at a depth of about two meters and wide

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  • Transforming the rural fabric of the Carpathian Villages in Romania

    on Apr 16, 14 • in Architecture, History, Management, News, Preservation, Restoration, Romania • with Comments Off

    Historic landscapes of Transylvania Romania – Brian Curran

    The villages of Romania, particularly those in Southern Saxon Transylvania, are a unique survival. These villages, the hay meadows and the forests which surround them are a last outpost of a central European Medieval landscape, forming a vast and extraordinary ensemble stretching for 100 miles from East to West, and about 60 miles from North to South. The architecture is of very gentle and unique nature, or was until recently, built using stone from the nearby hills, lime from local kilns, oak from the deep forests and handmade bricks and tiles by the Romanians who

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  • Looking and Digging: Non-Intrusive Survey, Relations of Knowledge and Hierarchies of Information in Cultural Resource Management

    on Aug 19, 13 • in Archaeology, Architecture, Articles, Management, News, Republic of Macedonia, Roman period • with Comments Off

    Coloniae Flaviae Scupinorum

    Reuben THORPE Looking and Digging: Non-Intrusive Survey, Relations of Knowledge and Hierarchies of Information in Cultural Resource Management Abstract This paper represents a conflation and augmentation of incomplete and/or unpublished work undertaken/presented/produced while the author was resident in the Republic of Macedonia between 2006 and 2009. The core of this paper broadly concerns itself with aspects of the theory and praxis of cultural heritage management, specifically the management of archaeological resources, and seeks to explore how inexpensive, non-destructive, archaeological techniques might, if there is the political will and capacity, enable the identification, quantification, protection and

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  • Hagia Sophia: Facts, History & Architecture

    on Mar 2, 13 • in Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Byzantine, Christianity, Cultural heritage, Culture, History, Music, News, Ottoman period, Religion, Tourism, Turkey • with Comments Off

    The Hagia Sophia is a domed monument built as a cathedral and is now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey.
CREDIT: Tatiana Popova | Shutterstock

      The Hagia Sophia, whose name means “holy wisdom,” is a domed monument originally built as a cathedral in Constantinople (now Istanbul, Turkey) in the sixth century A.D. It contains two floors centered on a giant nave that has a great dome ceiling, along with smaller domes, towering above. “Hagia Sophia’s dimensions are formidable for any structure not built of steel,” writes Helen Gardner and Fred Kleiner in their book “Gardner’s Art Through the Ages: A Global History.” “In plan it is about 270 feet [82 meters] long and 240 feet [73 meters] wide. The

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