Posts Tagged ‘Roman period’

  • Kosovo hails discovery of ancient Roman site

    on Feb 4, 14 • in Archaeology, Excavation, Kosovo, News, Roman period • with Comments Off on Kosovo hails discovery of ancient Roman site

    Kosovo’s Ministry of Culture hailed the discovery of the 300-square-meter Roman-era site in Dresnik, in Klina municipality, northwest Kosovo as “one of the most important in recent decades in the field of archaeology”. The find by the Kosovo Archeological Institute is reportedly unique in Kosovo, as the floor of every room of the building is covered by colourful mosaics. Searches in the area started in 2012. Archaeologists still have not determined the exact period of construction or what its purpose was. As those disputes continue, a separate problem is that Kosovo cannot propose the site for

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  • Construction of Thessaloniki’s metro system has revealed wealth of archaeological finds

    on Jan 26, 14 • in Antiquty, Archaeology, Excavation, Greece, Roman period • with Comments Off on Construction of Thessaloniki’s metro system has revealed wealth of archaeological finds

    The Thessaloniki metro system aspires to be the “most modern metro system in the whole of Europe.” That, however, is contingent upon its completion. Begun in 2006, the project is currently four years behind schedule. In order to see the light of day, Thessaloniki’s archaeologists have had to chip away at the city’s shadowy past. The ruins unearthed in Greece’s second city have led some to hail it as a “second Pompeii.” Current excavations are focused on the so-called “intra muros” stations – those that sit within the limits of the city’s Theodosian walls –

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  • CALL FOR PAPERS. CONFERENCE: Bridging the Danube, April 11-12, 2014

    on Jan 22, 14 • in Archaeology, Architecture, Conference, History, News, Roman period • with Comments Off on CALL FOR PAPERS. CONFERENCE: Bridging the Danube, April 11-12, 2014

    Bridging the Danube. Roman occupation and interaction along the Middle Danube Valley, 1st-5th c. AD April 11-12, 2014   Conference Organizers: Doina Benea (CSIATim) Eric C. De Sena (ARCS) Călin Timoc (UVT) Lorena Vlad (Arheovest) The Danube River – mighty, captivating, intimidating, romantic – has been in ancient times a political barrier. But also, the river has served to unite people and places up and down its course as well as across for ten millennia. Closer to our era, the Romans established military bases and cities along the course of the Danube, beginning in the reign of

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  • Intact Eggshell Found in Ritual Deposit in Turkey

    on Jan 15, 14 • in Ancient Rome, Anthropology, Archaeology, News, Roman period, Turkey • with Comments Off on Intact Eggshell Found in Ritual Deposit in Turkey

    Two pots, each containing small bronze tools, a pierced eggshell (one of which was intact), and a coin, have been uncovered on top of the remains of an elite building at Sardis thought to have been destroyed by an earthquake in A.D. 17. A new building had been constructed over the rubble and the deposits. Elizabeth Raubolt of the University of Missouri, Columbia, thinks that the assemblages may have been intended to protect the new building from future disasters. The Roman historian Pliny recorded how people would break or pierce eggshells after eating in order to ward

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  • Major archaeological discovery in Romania

    on Jan 3, 14 • in Archaeology, Excavation, News, Roman period, Romania • with Comments Off on Major archaeological discovery in Romania

    Archaeologists delved over 100 silver and one gold coins, along with more a few hundred small items, ten thousands pottery fragments dating from the Roman occupation of Porolissum Ancient Camp, in Salaj County (northwestern Romania). Ancient Roman archeology expert Coriolan Opreanu believes there was one of the local fairs where soldiers of the military strongholds located at the Roman Empire’s borders used to trade with the Barbarians. The discoveries have been recently made, during the archeological digs part in an European project aimed at the capitalization of the Ancient Roman Camps situated in the Salaj

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  • Roman chamber tomb found in ancient Corinth

    on Jan 2, 14 • in Ancient Rome, Archaeology, Architecture, Greece, News, Roman period • with Comments Off on Roman chamber tomb found in ancient Corinth

    A well-preserved and ornately decorated underground Roman tomb, complete with vaults and wall paintings, was found in Corinth during works to extend the Corinth-Patras national road, archaeologists said on Wednesday. The find came to light a bit more than a year after the revealing of another ornate Roman tomb in the same location. Measuring 3.30m by 2.63m., the tomb has been initially dated to between the 1st and 2nd centuries AD, but may be earlier. It was entered from the south through a staircase decorated on either side with two ceramic tiles in deep relief,

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