Tuesday, November 29, 2016

HAEMUS Journal Vol.3 (2017) - Call for papers



Call for papers - HAEMUS Journal Vol. 3 (2017)

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce a call for papers for the next issue of HAEMUS Journal, an electronic journal devoted to the history and archaeology of the Balkan Peninsula.

HAEMUS Journal welcomes research and review articles on all aspects of the history and archaeology of the Balkan Peninsula, from prehistory to modern times, including all interdisciplinary studies and studies of classical and modern scholarship within the scope of the Journal. All submissions should be based on original research or new interpretations, and should reflect the highest standards of scholarship.

Sincerely,
The Editorial Board of HAEMUS Journal
An electronic journal for the history and archaeology of the Balkan Peninsula



HAEMUS Journal is a publication of HAEMUS
Center for Scientific Research and Promotion of Culture
Website: www.haemus.mk
 phone: +389(0) 77 524 987


Friday, November 18, 2016

Archaeological Museum of Macedonia - photo gallery of artifacts


In October 2014 in Skopje, the new Archaeological Museum of Macedonia officially was opened as a national institution form the highest rank in the protecting and presenting the cultural heritage of the Republic of Macedonia. More than 6,000 artifacts from all historical periods, from prehistory until the Middle Ages are presented to the public on three floors and an area of ​​6,000 square meters. The museum has several departments of prehistoric archaeology, ancient and medieval archaeology, numismatics cabinet, lapidarium, anthropological setting. Besides the rich archaeological exhibition, the museum also features glass cabinets, 15 wax figures, 83 paintings, video-animations, ambient situations, mosaics of the valuable cultural heritage and there is also reconstruction of objects from different periods. 

Some of the photos are courtesy by porta3.mk, vecer.mk, mkd.mk and they are used only for non-commercial purpose and promotion of the cultural heritage of the Republic of Macedonia




Thursday, November 17, 2016

From Monumental War to the Monuments of War - Archaeology of the Great War in the Republic of Macedonia

This year I’ve joined to the “Day of archaeology” 2016 with an article about the archaeology of the WW1 in the Republic of Macedonia. The “Day of archaeology” is a project which aims to provide a window into the daily lives of archaeologists from all over the world. The project is run by a team of volunteers who are all professional archaeologists, and taking part in the project is completely free. The whole Day of Archaeology relies on goodwill and a passion for public engagement!

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From Monumental War to the Monuments of War – Archaeology of the Great War in the Republic of Macedonia



Couple of weeks ago I went on a field trip to Mariovo region (Novaci municipality) for searching the remains of the First World War in the Republic of Macedonia. Field activities were based on surface prospecting of the Macedonian front remains during the Great War. The visit included the 1050 elevation, the upstream of the Black River (Crna River today or ancient Erigon), the villages Skochivir and Slivnica where the hospitals were settled during the WW1 and the field near the village of Bach which was used by the Air Forces. Immense photo and video documentation for some future research was made.

Oh, no, I am not a historian, nor will ever be engaged in modern history, since I am a prehistoric archaeologist and I love working with stone tools. But I am a director of HAEMUS, which is a very big center for scientific research and promotion of the culture based in Skopje and I manage many projects on different heritage topics, including this one about the WW1.

Regarding the Great War, I could surely say that Republic of Macedonia is definitely an open-air museum. “Eastern Front”, known under many names in historical records but mostly as “Macedonian front”, has great importance for the history of Macedonia and the Balkans. I’ve had to pass through hard battles in the last three years in order to promote the archaeology from the First World War in the Republic of Macedonia. As an organization we’ve ran few projects, public debates and we organized very big conference on topic ”First World War in the collective memory – Exchange of experiences in the Balkans”. Still it wasn’t enough. I was devastated to show to everybody that on the modern territory of the Republic of Macedonia took place some of the biggest battles that killed thousands of soldiers of many nationalities and religions, which today are buried on more conceptual organized necropolises/cemeteries. The architectonic remains in places where battles took place, includes parts of the destroyed complexes of bunkers, positions, machine gun nests and trenches that can be seen today. They comprise the physical remains of significant points in European and world history in order to explain the reasons that led to the creation of ‘Modern Europe’. On the entire front line length of about 450 km there are thousands and thousands of artifacts and monuments everywhere, waiting to be explored, excavated, identified, cleaned, preserved and displayed in the museum, to tell the piece of the unknown European history.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

SCUPINI ROMANI - International Festival of Ancient Roman Culture


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 by the rich cultural heritage from the Roman period discovered in the Republic of Macedonia. The concept of SCUPINI ROMANI is variable depending on the circumstances and can be organized as an ambient setting, mobile exhibition or festival with live actors.




 

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