Posts Tagged ‘Mosaics’

  • Mosaic floor in the Old Episcopal Basilica in Stobi open for visitors once again

    on Jan 3, 15 • in Christianity, Conservation, Late antique, News, Republic of Macedonia, Restoration • with Comments Off

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    The final phase of the conservation and restoration work on the mosaic that decorated the floor of the oldest Christian church in the Republic of Macedonia, the Old Episcopal Basilica in Stobi respectively, has been completed after detailed conservation that took over 20 years. The project included a detailed treatment of the fragments of the mosaic floor spread over an area of 160 square meters and its return to the original place in the basilica. During the project, supported by the Culture Ministry, a new, steel frame was placed to hold up the mosaic. It will protect

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  • Revealing the mysteries of Kosovo’s Roman ruins

    on Aug 29, 13 • in Archaeology, Excavation, History, Kosovo, News, Roman period, Serbia • with Comments Off

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    A Roman site covered with multi-colored mosaics is now under excavation in the small village of Dresnik in northwestern Kosovo. This is one the biggest finds in Kosovo in the past four decades. Digging first started in September 2012 under head archaeologist Masar Valla, who believes the site spreads over as much as 50 hectares. Diggers have so far opened up a 200 square-metre area — which is believed to be the ground floor of a public building or an urban villa. Archaeologists have still not determined the exact period of construction or what the

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