Posts Tagged ‘Late antique’

  • Balaklija – new archaeological site registered by HAEMUS

    on Dec 29, 13 • in Archaeology, Christianity, Cultural heritage, Late antique, Management, Middle Ages, News, Our Activity, Prospecting • with Comments Off on Balaklija – new archaeological site registered by HAEMUS

    The team of HAEMUS 1 within the project about the ‘Cultural Resource Management of Skopska Crna Gora Mountain’, found new unregistered archaeological site around the toponym Balaklija (Mirkovci village), mostly determined on the base of surface architectonic elements. Within the St. Elijah monastery, a base of white marble pillar from Late Antique or Medieval building at the floor level of the half-underground church from the Ottoman period was registered. Outside of the monastery in a nearby field, the remains of pottery from the Medieval period can be found. At the corner of the same field,

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  • Excavation unearths evidence of Thessaloniki’s urban life between 4th and 9th centuries AD

    on May 11, 13 • in Archaeology, Byzantine, Greece, Late antique, Middle Ages, News • with Comments Off on Excavation unearths evidence of Thessaloniki’s urban life between 4th and 9th centuries AD

      Archaeologists in Greece’s northern metropolis Thessaloniki were already overjoyed in 2006 when a 2,300-year-old avenue was found during construction work on the city’s new underground rail network. But a decision to keep in situ the superbly preserved ancient neighbourhood described as “Thessaloniki’s Pompeii” has been hailed as a major win for preservationists in the cash-strapped country that has been forced to make unprecedented cuts to cultural spending. “This is a great victory,” says Aristotelis Mentzos, a professor of Byzantine Archaeology at the city’s Aristotelio University. “Such finds exist in other Roman cities but what

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