Posts Tagged ‘culture’

  • HOW TO DECODE AN ANCIENT ROMAN’S HANDWRITING

    on May 2, 17 • in Ancient Rome, Archaeology, Culture, History, News • with Comments Off

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    Between 2010 and 2014, archeologists digging in London’s financial district, on the site of a new British headquarters for Bloomberg, made an astonishing discovery—a collection of more than four hundred wooden tablets, preserved in the muck of an underground river. The tablets, postcard-sized sheets of fir, spruce, and larch, dated mainly from a couple of decades after the Roman conquest of Britain, in A.D. 43, straddling the period, in the reign of Nero, when Boudica’s rebellion very nearly got rid of the occupation altogether. Eighty of them carried legible texts—legible, that is, to Roger Tomlin,

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  • NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELER – WESTERN BALKANS

    on Dec 11, 12 • in Albania, Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cuisine, Cultural heritage, Culture, Kosovo, Montenegro, Music, News, Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Tourism, Tradition • with Comments Off

    National Geographic Traveler cover

    A National Geographic Traveler & USAID special supplement – The Western Balkans – Land of Discovery include 46 outstanding ways to Experience Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia. Download - 3,17 MB A crossroads and a crucible, where empires met, fought and combined to form a kaleidoscope of cultures unique in Europe; where the Greeks, Romans, Slavs, Venetians, Turks and Austro-Hungarians each left their own indelible mark on the architecture, cuisine, languages, music and traditions of the region. Medieval Orthodox monasteries, Renaissance Catholic churches, mosques and minarets stand together within the same city

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  • Bulgarian Minister Seeks EUR 600 M for Cultural Projects in 2014-2020

    on Nov 27, 12 • in Archaeology, Bulgaria, News, Politics • with Comments Off

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    Bulgaria’s Culture Minister Vezhdi Rashidov has called for EU funding of at least EUR 600 M for cultural projects in the 2014-2020 programming period. Rashidov flew to Brussels to attend a meeting of EU Culture Ministers. Borisov, as cited by the Bulgarian National Radio (BNR), called on the EU to allocate more attention and resources to culture, which he said had undeservedly been left off the priority list. “For three and a half years in office we have not seen or heard the word “culture” in reports or statements of the European parliamentary committees. It

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  • The man who designed a nation

    on Nov 27, 12 • in Art, Culture, Design, News, Slovenia • with Comments Off

    Miljenko Licul

    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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