Posts Tagged ‘Tourism’

  • Still-active cistern beneath Istanbul mosque

    on Oct 7, 13 • in History, News, Ottoman period, Tourism, Turkey • with Comments Off on Still-active cistern beneath Istanbul mosque

    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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  • CfP: Conference – Culture and civilization in the Lower Danube

    on Aug 28, 13 • in Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Conference, Education, History, Management, Museum, News, Romania, Tourism • with Comments Off on CfP: Conference – Culture and civilization in the Lower Danube

    The international session “Culture and civilization in the Lower Danube” (East and West Sixteenth Edition) will take place from October 14-17th at the Muzeul Dunării de Jos – Călărași (Romania). Calarasi-Razgrad, Ruse 2013 The abstracts should be sent in a foreign language with summary in Romanian, until September 10th and the articles will be included in the museum’s publication: “Culture and civilization in the Lower Danube” (volumes XXX-XXXI). Official language of the conference is English, French and German. The following thematic sessions are part of the conference: – Lower Danube between the Balkans and Carpathians. Identities and cultural

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  • NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELER – WESTERN BALKANS

    on Dec 11, 12 • in Albania, Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cuisine, Cultural heritage, Culture, Kosovo, Montenegro, Music, News, Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Tourism, Tradition • with Comments Off on NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELER – WESTERN BALKANS

    A National Geographic Traveler & USAID special supplement – The Western Balkans – Land of Discovery include 46 outstanding ways to Experience Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia. Download – 3,17 MB A crossroads and a crucible, where empires met, fought and combined to form a kaleidoscope of cultures unique in Europe; where the Greeks, Romans, Slavs, Venetians, Turks and Austro-Hungarians each left their own indelible mark on the architecture, cuisine, languages, music and traditions of the region. Medieval Orthodox monasteries, Renaissance Catholic churches, mosques and minarets stand together within the same city

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  • Stobi

    on Nov 9, 12 • in Ancient Rome, Antiquty, Christianity, Cultural heritage, Late antique, Republic of Macedonia, Roman period • with No Comments

    In the Ancient theater (II century AD) listening the music performance The Roman city of Stobi in Republic of Macedonia is located on the main road that leads from the Danube to the Aegean Sea, at the place where the Erigón river (mod. River Crna) joins the Axiós river (mod. Vardar), making it important strategically as a center for both trade and warfare. The pre-Roman period comprises Stobi (near Gradsko) as an ancient town of Paionia, later conquered by Macedon. The first excavation were done from 1924 to 1936 by The Museum of Belgrade when

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