Posts Tagged ‘art’

  • Exhibiition in Athens: Art of Medieval Serbia

    on May 25, 13 • in Archaeology, Art, Exhibition, Greece, Heraldry, History, Middle Ages, News, Serbia • with Comments Off on Exhibiition in Athens: Art of Medieval Serbia

    On Monday, May 27th, 2013 at 20:00 the Deputy Minister of Education & Religious Affairs, Culture & Sports Costas Tzavaras, and the Minister of Culture and Information of the Serbian Republic Mr. Bratislav Petković inaugurate at the Byzantine and Christian Museum, the exhibition «Art of Medieval Serbia». The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the National Museum of Belgrade. The inauguration will be attended by the H.E. the Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia in Athens, Mr Dragan Županjevac and the director of the National Museum of Belgrade Mrs Bojana Borić Brešković. Notable objects, original

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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 on Hagia Sophia: Facts, History & Architecture

      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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  • Germany returns lost ancient artifacts to Kosovo

    on Feb 25, 13 • in Archaeology, Art, Kosovo, Museum, Neolithic, News, Serbia • with Comments Off on Germany returns lost ancient artifacts to Kosovo

    Kosovo’s culture minister on Friday said Germany had returned seven millennia-old artifacts that were smuggled out during the 1998-1999 war with Serbia and were unexpectedly found in a German police raid, AFP reports. The seven terracotta items, including a small bowl, date back to the neolithic era, between 3,500 to 4,000 BC. They were found by German police in an unrelated investigation against two Serbs several years ago, Memli Krasniqi said, adding that it took a while to confirm the items came from Kosovo. According to the minister, Serbia stole scores of artefacts from Kosovo during the

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  • Adam of Macedonia

    on Dec 6, 12 • in Anthropology, Archaeology, Art, Articles, Book, Cultural heritage, Exhibition, Neolithic, News, Republic of Macedonia • with Comments Off on Adam of Macedonia

    Exhibition Title: Adam of Macedonia Date: 11.12. 2012 Time: 20:00 Place: City museum of Skopje On December 11, 2012, starting at 8:00 pm, the Skopje City Museum will host two events associated with the Neolithic site Govrlevo near Skopje. The permanent archaeological exhibit of the Skopje city museum will be augmented by the addition of “Adam of Govrlevo” – a Neolithic figurine, consisting of a male ceramic torso, discovered in the year 2000. In addition, the Museum will present the monograph “Cerje-Govrlevo, Milos Bilbija”, dedicated to the archaeologist who discovered and evaluated the site of

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  • The man who designed a nation

    on Nov 27, 12 • in Art, Culture, Design, News, Slovenia • with Comments Off on The man who designed a nation

    Rarely does the work of a single individual permeate the visual identity of a country as much as the graphic design of Slovenia’s Miljenko Licul. From beer ads to banknotes, he forged the appearance of Slovenia as a nation. An upcoming show at The Lighthouse in Glagow pays tribute to the work of this extraordinary character – his scope, his visual acuity, and his humour. Miljenko Licul, Poster: 8th Congress of the League of Communists of Slovenia Ljubljana, 1978 Licul died in 2009 at the age of 62, leaving behind him a stamped trail of

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  • Greece: Police arrest 3 over Olympia museum robbery, recover stolen artifacts

    on Nov 25, 12 • in Archaeology, Greece, Museum, News • with Comments Off on Greece: Police arrest 3 over Olympia museum robbery, recover stolen artifacts

    Greek police say they have arrested three people suspected of robbing the Olympia museum in February and recovered the stolen artifacts. Police in Greece say they have recovered priceless artifacts stolen from the Olympia museum earlier this year and arrested three men accused of orchestrating the heist. The suspects were arrested yesterday in Patras, western Greece, and led police to the stolen goods, officials announced today. Two armed thieves took dozens of ancient objects from the Archaeological Museum of Olympia in February, after overpowering a lone security guard. Nine months later, the suspects were caught in a

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