Posts Tagged ‘Istanbul’

  • HAEMUS at the EAA conference 2014 in Istanbul

    on Oct 7, 14 • in Anthropology, Archaeology, Conference, Culture, Education, News, Our Activity, Republic of Macedonia, Turkey • with Comments Off

    Haemus and EAA 2014 -6

    Members of HAEMUS took part at the European Association of Archaeologist‘ 20th annual meeting, held in September 10-14, 2014, at at the Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey. In the official program two archaeologists from our organization in three different sessions had own presentations and posters. We will remember the 20th EAA conference in Istanbul as the largest ever. We were very happy to participate together with more than 2,300 participants, 150 sessions, and over 2,000 papers and posters.   The team of HAEMUS at EAA 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey Vasilka Dimitrovska, M. Sci in archaeology HAEMUS - center for scientific research and

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  • Still-active cistern beneath Istanbul mosque

    on Oct 7, 13 • in History, News, Ottoman period, Tourism, Turkey • with Comments Off

    Basilica Cistern - Istanbul

    Those tired of the waiting line to enter Sultanahmet’s famous Basilica Cistern will soon have another visiting option following the discovery of a still-active cistern beneath Nuruosmaniye Mosque next to the Grand Bazaar. The 265-year-old cistern was only discovered during renovations to the mosque, according to Foundations Istanbul Provincial Director İbrahim Özekinci. “We removed 420 trucks’ worth of slime from the cistern. Then the magnificent gallery, cistern and water gauge became visible. The Ottomans used a modern system according to contemporary earthquake regulations. This cistern is really a magnificent one, it is very special. All

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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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