Showing posts with label Ancient Greeks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ancient Greeks. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Hellenistic Seleucid empire: Ancient Greek Fortress Unearthed Near Jerusalem

After a century of searching, archaeologists said they have found the remnants of an ancient Greek fortress once a center of power in Jerusalem and a stronghold used to hold off a Jewish rebellion celebrated in the scriptural Book of the Maccabees.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Ancient Greek "Caryatid" statues get laser facelift

In the centre of the museum, laser machinery is being used to burn away the dirt from the marble maidens. Three goggle-clad conservators are busy zapping decades of grime off the statues.....
 
Greece is long praised by global tourists for its beautiful seaside scenes and amazing architecture. But just like every top tourist spot in the world, it occasionally needs some TLC. A team of experts is giving some of Greece's statues a facelift. In Athens, the marble statues of the maidens known as the "Caryatids" have been blackened by pollution, but the grime is being carefully lasered away.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Skopje 2014 triggers fresh debates in FYROM.

“Skopje 2014” project has once again triggered debates between  political parties in FYROM, as  opposition has launched accusations against the government.

The largest opposition  party, LSDM accused prime minister Nikola Gruevski, Minister of Culture, Elizabeta Kanceska-Milevska and VMRO-DPMNE government of being involved in a multi-million affair based on the revision report prepared on “Skopje 2014” project by experts. “According to the revision that has been done, bids that amount to 227% higher than the budget have been accepted. The damages caused to the “Center” commune are estimated to be 8 million Euros”, declared LSDM.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

War over Alexander the Great to rumble on.

 By Gareth Harris.
Skopje museum plans sculpture of the Macedonian king and other famous ancient figures.

The director of an archaeological museum opening later this year in Skopje, the capital of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), says it will have 15 wax sculptures of historical figures, including Alexander the Great (below), his father Philip II and the philosopher Aristotle, which will do little to improve relations with Greece or Bulgaria.
Greeks and Bulgarians have bitterly contested FYROM’s claim to figures such as Alexander. Greece has also been involved in a 22-year naming dispute with FYROM, the name adopted by the Balkan state in 1991 after the break up of Yugoslavia. The Greek government fears that FYROM may stake a territorial claim to a northern area of Greece, which is  called Macedonia. 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

FYROM Makeover: Europe's Flailing Capital of Kitsch.

The FYROM government has spent huge sums turning its capital, Skopje, into a neo-baroque architectural nightmare. The project's gaudy excesses camouflage a disastrous economy and troubling record on human rights. 

Jets of water spurt into the air in front of the warriors: red, yellow, blue, violet. The eight bronze men stare fiercely through the spray of the fountain, while far above their heads, Alexander the Great sits enthroned, raising one sword up at the sky. Wagner and Tchaikovsky blare out of the speakers and the water shoots more or less in time with the music.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

F.Y.R.O.M.: Tweaking history in Skopje. -The country that steals history from Bulgaria, Greece, because it lacks its own

From Alexandre the Great to Mother Teresa, the small republic wedged between the Bulgaria and the Greece is loading itself down with debts and statues to confirm its identity. 

By Hélène Despic-Popovic
How should one assert itself when one is, like FYROM, a small country with one neighbour, Bulgaria, that contests its national identity and another, Greece, that "contests" (sic) its name. For two years now this small Balkan republic of two million people, forced officially to call itself FYROM (the English acronym for “Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”), has deployed phenomenal energy and methods to prove that it has roots as ancient as those of its two prickly neighbours: it is rewriting its history in bronze and stucco, in dozens of statues that now adorn Skopje, its capital.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Bulgarian Professor Bozhidar Dimitrov: FYROM is the country that steals history from Bulgaria, Greece, because it lacks its own

"Alexander the Great, as well as his father Philip II , have self-determined themselves as Greeks in their public manifestations. Their political idea is the establishment of a huge Greek state. Any Skopjan fool has the right to give them another identity some 2,400 years after their death. Giving another ethnic identity to deceased people – starting from Samuel of Bulgaria and ending up with Gotse Delchev, is one of the most disgusting crimes of the "FYROMnism", since these people are dead and they cannot defend themselves. In the civilised world this vicious practice is called marauding. By the way, in the armies, all over the world, the marauding is punished with death"......
 
Here is an interview of Marijan Nikolovski,  journalist of FYROM with Sitel TV, FYROM, with Bulgarian historian Professor Bozhidar Dimitrov, Director of the Bulgarian National Museum of History.

Monday, August 12, 2013

FYROM Government illegaly allocated 58 million Euros for “Skopje 2014” project

Skopje, August 12, 2013

Government in FYROM has illegaly allocated 58 million Euros for the funding of the “Skopje 2014” project.

This has been the conclusion of the commission of experts of the “Qender” commune in Skopje, which has revised the expenses of the “Skopje 2014” project.

According to the commission, the government has funded the majority part of the monuments and that it had transferred the money in the account of Qender commune. According to the commission, this transfer is illegal, because there is no law for the support of such projects and the transfer of money for reasons of this nature.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Ancient theater set for return in Assos

Antalya’s famous Aspendos Theater may soon have some competition from the north Aegean, as cultural authorities in Çanakkale are beginning work to restore the ancient (greek) theater in the town of Assos so that it, too, can host concerts like its more famous Mediterranean cousin.

“After we finish the works, it will be possible to hold events for 4,000 to 5,000 people,” said Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University (ÇOMÜ) Archeology Department Professor Nurettin Arslan, while suggesting that some of the restorations on the ancient theater would be contingent on receiving better funding.

The (greek) ancient theater is particularly expected to host concerts and festivals during the summer months.

Friday, April 26, 2013

FYROM news: Sculptors Earn Fortunes From Revamp of Skopje (Skopje 2014: New Statue Complex Honours "Ancient Greek" Heroes)

Statue Complex Honours "Ancient Greek" Heroes

A recent report reveals the millions of euro paid in fees to the sculptors involved in the revamp of the capital called "Skopje 2014".
For the first time since the launch of the project, the government on Monday presented an official financial report, which confirmed rumours of the hefty fees paid to the sculptors.

Valentina Stevanovska, author of some of the main statues that form part of the project, including the equestrian statue of Alexander the Great, one of his father, Philip, as well as a triumphal arch, earned 2.9 million euro in fees, the report showed.

Like many of her colleagues involved in the project, Stevanovska was a complete unknown before being awarded commissions to design the grand statues.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Macedonia News el: Ancient road unearthed in Thessaloniki

Macedonia News el
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(News from real/true Macedonia, Greece [1] , [2])
 
3 Jul 2012 (neoskosmos)
 
An ancient road that was built around 2000 years ago has been uncovered during a subway construction in the northern Greek (Macedonia)  city of Thessaloniki.

The 70-meter stretch of marble road was uncovered during the construction of the city's new subway system, which has now been on hold for four years. Plans are in place to raise the road to put it on permanent display.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Macedonia News el: Ancient Greek studies open for all ...

Macedonia News el
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(News from real/true Macedonia, Greece [1] , [2])

An Ancient Greek program has been developed, aimed at secondary students and adults coordinated by the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria.(neoskosmos )
The program for secondary school students will take place at St Gregory the Greek primary school at 396 Manningham Road Doncaster where classes will begin in term 3, 2012. For those people interested, an information session has been set up outlining the benefits of studying Ancient Greek, the course content and fees on Saturday 26 May at 1:30 at the primary school. Interested students are asked to complete this online form www.surveymonkey.com/s/ancient_greek_secondary_students.
The classes for adults are open to all, with no previous knowledge of Ancient or Modern Greek needed.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Μυστικά και ερμηνείες για τα μνημεία της Θεσσαλονίκης ...

Πολιτιστικός Περίπατος στις 18 Μαΐου, Διεθνή Ημέρα Μουσείων ...(Μαρία Θερμού)
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Η Ρωμαϊκή Αγορά της Θεσσαλονίκης, το Μπέη Χαμάμ (Λουτρά Παράδεισος σήμερα), η Παναγία των Χαλκέων και η Πλατεία Αριστοτέλους, σημεία αναφοράς μιας πόλης με ιστορία δύο και πλέον χιλιετιών γίνονται οι «σταθμοί» ενός διαχρονικού πολιτιστικού περίπατου, που οργανώνεται για την Διεθνή Ημέρα Μουσείων στις 18 Μαΐου. «Το Μουσείο σε έναν κόσμο που αλλάζει. Νέες προκλήσεις, νέες ερμηνείες» είναι το θέμα του φετινού 35ου εορτασμού, το οποίο έδωσε την έμπνευση για την διοργάνωση εκδηλώσεων, που αποσκοπούν σε μία διαφορετική μουσειολογική προσέγγιση και ερμηνεία των μνημείων στον άξονα της οδού Αριστοτέλους.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Macedonia News el: Ancient Greeks key to cancer cure ...

Macedonia News el
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(News from real/true Macedonia, Greece [1] , [2] 
Australia (neoskosmos com)
Ancient Greek physician and father of medicine Hippocrates stated: Give me the power to create a fever and I shall cure any disease". More than two thousand years later, modern scientists are trying to prove his theory true.
Common viruses are becoming the latest cure against cancer with a small Australian biotechology group one of the forefronters in this field.
Ancient Greeks made the observation initially, however, there have been a couple of cases of cancer patients entering spontaneous remission after being exposed to common viruses.

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