Posts Tagged ‘art’

  • Roman camp in Bulgaria yields numerous artefacts

    on Oct 3, 14 • in Archaeology, Art, Bulgaria, Excavation, Late antique, News, Roman period • with Comments Off on Roman camp in Bulgaria yields numerous artefacts

    More than 300 coins from the first to sixth centuries AD and hundreds of objects made of bronze, glass, bone and antlers have been unearthed by archaeologists during the excavations in Novae near Svishtov in Bulgaria. Three unique, finely crafted bronze figurines found found  at the dig site [Credit: J. Recław] “The August campaign has brought a very rich archaeological crop in the form of luxury items used by Roman legionnaires. Curiosities include dagger handles made of ivory”, said Prof. Piotr Dyczek, head of research. The work also yielded important findings concerning the architectural solutions

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  • 2,800-Year-Old Zigzag Art Found in Greek Tomb

    on Aug 22, 14 • in Archaeology, Archaic period, Architecture, Art, Bones, Excavation, Greece, News • with Comments Off on 2,800-Year-Old Zigzag Art Found in Greek Tomb

    Archaeologists working at the ancient city of Corinth, Greece, have discovered a tomb dating back around 2,800 years that has pottery decorated with zigzagging designs. The tomb was built sometime between 800 B.C. and 760 B.C., a time when Corinth was emerging as a major power and Greeks were colonizing the coasts of the Mediterranean Sea. The tomb itself consists of a shaft and burial pit, the pit having a limestone sarcophagus that is about 5.8 feet (1.76 meters) long, 2.8 feet (0.86 m) wide and 2.1 feet (0.63 m) high. When researchers opened the

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  • World’s earliest erotic graffiti found in unlikely setting on Aegean island

    on Jul 8, 14 • in Ancient Greece, Archaeology, Art, Greece, News • with Comments Off on World’s earliest erotic graffiti found in unlikely setting on Aegean island

    Racy inscriptions and phalluses carved into Astypalaia’s rocky peninsula shed light on very private lives of ancient Greece Wild, windswept, rocky and remote, Astypalaia is not an obvious place for the unearthing of some of the world’s earliest erotic graffiti. Certainly, Dr Andreas Vlachopoulos, a specialist in prehistoric archaeology, didn’t think so when he began fieldwork on the Aegean island four years ago. Until he chanced upon a couple of racy inscriptions and large phalluses carved into Astypalaia’s rocky peninsula at Vathy. The inscriptions, both dating to the fifth and sixth centuries BC, were “so

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  • Series of archaeological lectures in Skopje by prof. Dr Philipp Niewöhner

    on Apr 1, 14 • in Antiquty, Byzantine, Lecturing, News, Republic of Macedonia, Roman period • with Comments Off on Series of archaeological lectures in Skopje by prof. Dr Philipp Niewöhner

    Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje Faculty of Philosophy The Faculty of Philosophy is pleased to announce the forthcoming course in Archaeology and Art History to be given by: Professor Philipp Niewöhner from the University of Oxford (April 8th-17th) Title of the Course: The Archaeology of Marble in Macedonia and the Byzantine World Venue: Lecture Hall of the Faculty (амфитеатар IV) Timetable of the Lectures: April 8th (12.00-14.30) – Methodology: the Episcopal Basilica at Stobi and Other Problems April 10th (10.00-12.00) – Typology: Acanthus and the History of Early Byzantine Art April 14th (12.00-14.00) – Quarries: Sivec, Proconnesus, Docimium,

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  • Catalog – Prehistoric ladies from Macedonia

    on Dec 5, 13 • in Anthropology, Archaeology, Art, Cultural heritage, Eneolithic, Exhibition, Neolithic, News, Prehistory, Republic of Macedonia • with Comments Off on Catalog – Prehistoric ladies from Macedonia

       The abundance of terracotta figurines depicting women from prehistory. i.e. from the Neolithic and Eneolithic, discovered in the Republic Macedonia, have imposed the idea of conjoining the most of them together and displaying them in an exhibition titled Prehistoric Macedonian Ladies. It embraces an attempt to present, in a single display, archaeological artifacts that are inter-related merely by one concept – the woman. The exhibition aims to elucidate a segment of the rich spiritual life of the prehistoric populace settling these territories from the sixth until the third millennia BC. This collection has been

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  • ESRARC2014 – Еuropean Symposium on Religious Art – Restoration and Conservation

    on Nov 7, 13 • in Art, Conference, Conservation, Management, News, Religion, Restoration • with Comments Off on ESRARC2014 – Еuropean Symposium on Religious Art – Restoration and Conservation

    ESRARC2014 – the 6th European Symposium on Religious Art – Restoration and Conservation which will be held on 09 – 11 June 2014 in Florence, Italy. ESRARC2014 intends to be a global assembly for specialists in history, theology, arts and conservation sciences to present and discuss recent innovations and new techniques for the Conservation and Restoration of the Religious Art. We are looking forward to meeting you at ESRARC 2014. Please disseminate this information to other colleagues that might be interested in. Topics of ESRARC 2014: The socio-spiritual values of the Religious Art – Artistic and

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