Posts Tagged ‘Roman period’

  • HAEMUS part of Skopje Kreativa 2017 with Rosalia – the festival of roses

    on Apr 27, 17 • in Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural heritage, Culture, History, intangible heritage, News, Our Activity • with Comments Off


    HAEMUS – Centre of Scientific Research and Promotion of the Culture will take part at Skopje Kreativa 2017 with “Rosalia – the festival of roses”. Rosalia – the festival of roses is an ancient Roman celebration, which took place between the months of May and June. As part of the HAEMUS’ brand SCUPINI ROMANI “Rosalia” aims to promote and popularize the cultural heritage of the Roman era, but also the contemporary Macedonian national celebrations, beliefs and customs. The event will be of educational and promotional character, and will be performed under UNESCO’s moto for Open

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  • SCVPINI ROMANI – Upcoming International Festival of Ancient Roman Culture by HAEMUS

    on Sep 18, 16 • in Antiquty, Archaeology, Art, Cuisine, Cultural heritage, Culture, Education, Exhibition, History, News, Our Activity, Republic of Macedonia, Roman period, Serbia, Technology, Tourism • with Comments Off


    Event date: Sunday, 06 November, 2016 Location: Oreov Lad complex, Skopje Organised by: HAEMUS – center for scientific research and the promotion of culture (MKD), in cooperation with the Archaeological Park “Viminacium” (SRB) and in partnership with EXARC (NL) Country: Republic of Macedonia Era(s): Roman Era Kind of Event: for Public SCUPINI ROMANI is a brand of HAEMUS a center for scientific research and the promotion of culture based in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. It consists of plenty portable exhibits (pottery, clothing, jewelry, knitted items, souvenirs) which are specially designed for this purpose and handmade by artists, artisans and craftsmen, inspired

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  • Mystery magic spells unearthed with ancient skeletons in Serbia

    on Aug 11, 16 • in Ancient Rome, Anthropology, Archaeology, Archaic period, Architecture, Art, Coins, Excavation, History, News, Roman period, Serbia • with Comments Off

    View of amulets uncovered by Serbian archeologists at the Viminacium site

    Archaeologists are trying to decipher magic spells etched onto tiny rolls of gold and silver that they found alongside skeletons of humans buried almost 2,000 years ago. “The alphabet is Greek, that much we know. The language is Aramaic – it’s a Middle Eastern mystery to us,” Miomir Korac, chief archaeologist at the site in eastern Serbia, told Reuters. The skeletons were found at the foot of a massive coal-fired power station where searches are being carried out before another unit of the electricity plant is built on the site of an ancient Roman city

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  • Unique Roman bath in Central Anatolian town

    on Dec 10, 14 • in Archaeology, Architecture, News, Roman period, Tourism, Turkey • with Comments Off


    An ancient bath in the Central Anatolian province of Yozgat’s Sarıkaya district is one of the rare early Roman-era artifacts that still survive. The bath, called Basilica Therma, was a thermal center in the Roman era. Work has continued to open the bath to tourism. Yozgat Governor Abdulkadir Yazıcı said the bath is a significant historical artifact for Turkey. “This place was also a center from where the eastern part of the empire was administered. Roman soldiers used this place to take a rest before setting sail,” Yazıcı said. He said the figure of a

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  • Roman camp in Bulgaria yields numerous artefacts

    on Oct 3, 14 • in Archaeology, Art, Bulgaria, Excavation, Late antique, News, Roman period • with Comments Off


    More than 300 coins from the first to sixth centuries AD and hundreds of objects made of bronze, glass, bone and antlers have been unearthed by archaeologists during the excavations in Novae near Svishtov in Bulgaria. Three unique, finely crafted bronze figurines found found  at the dig site [Credit: J. Recław] “The August campaign has brought a very rich archaeological crop in the form of luxury items used by Roman legionnaires. Curiosities include dagger handles made of ivory”, said Prof. Piotr Dyczek, head of research. The work also yielded important findings concerning the architectural solutions

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  • Wax Tablets Reveal Secrets of Ancient Illyria

    on Sep 4, 14 • in Albania, Archaeology, Art, Excavation, News, Roman period • with Comments Off

    Albania's ivory wax tablets | Photo courtesy of Eduard Shehi

    A new study of five wax tablets from the Second Century, found in the Albanian city of Durres, offers fascinating insights into the role of women in ancient Illyrian culture. When Albanian archaeologist Fatos Tartari excavated the ancient necropolis of Durres in 1979, he came across a staggering find. In the Roman concrete basement of the monumental tomb lay buried a glass urn filled with a black liquid resembling wine, containing two styluses, an ebony comb and five wax tablets used for writing, which were in good condition. “The monumental complex was a rare find,

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