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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:38 pm    Post subject: Archaeological Finds Reply with quote

Macedonia: Tsarevi Kuli Yields New Archaeological Findings


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21 April 2009 | New significant artefacts dating to the fourth century BC were found by archaeologists at the Tsarevi Kuli site near the town of Strumica in eastern Macedonia.

The artefacts included coins with the image of the father of Alexander the Great Philip II of Macedon, amphorae, vessels, cups, jewellery, fragments from vases, ceramics and figurines, the Vecher daily newspaper wrote. All these artefacts, according to the publication, testify for the fact that the Strumica Fortress was inhabited around the end of the fourth century BC.

Every year Tsarevi Kuli surprises us with new and new information, and last year we gathered data suggesting that there might be artefacts from the fifth and fourth century BC, from the time of Philip II, archaeologist Zoran Ruyak, head of the project, told media.

The excavations, according to Ruyak, showed that in the fourth century at the Tsarevi Kuli there was definite activity, and most likely there was a settlement. Some findings, primarily the ceramic vessels, date to the fifth century BC.

The Tsarevi Kuli site was used for different purposes during different periods and the findings so far serve to show the continuity of culture in Strumica. According to Ruyak, the city of Strumica and its surroundings have a continuity of culture of 7,000 years.

The excavations of Tsarevi Kuli are financed by the state, which has allotted 3 million Macedonian dinars (around 48,800 euro) for the project. While such successful findings continue, the Ministry of Culture will support the completion of the excavations, expected to last until the end of the year, with at least as much resources.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:43 pm    Post subject: Vergina Archaeological Findings Presented in Thessaloniki Reply with quote

17 April 2009 | Details on the artefacts discovered in a tomb during excavations by Thessalonikis Aristotle University, AUTH, at the Vergina archaeological in northern Greece were recently presented in the university.

The presentation took place in the Old Philosophy School building during the scientific meeting on archaeological work conducted in the Macedonia and Thrace provinces.

The findings, according to the www.ana-mpa.gr website, include a cylindrical container made of gold, used for holding the bones of the dead, inside of which archaeologists found a gold, oak-leaf wreath.

The gold container, which was found inside a bronze vessel and dates to the end of the fourth century BC, is described as unique in terms of its size, the material from which it was made and its use, and most probably belonged to an aristocrat, the publication wrote.

A similar golden larnax, or container, with the Sun of Vergina on its top, which also dates to the fourth century BC and held the bones from the burial of King Philip II of Macedon, along with a golden wreath, were found during excavations in the 1980s and 1990s (in the photograph above). Initially displayed at the Archaeological Museum in Thessaloniki, since 1997 it has been exhibited at the underground museum stage of Vergina, inside the Great Tumulus.

Vergina is a small town in northern Greece, located in the prefecture of Imathia, Central Macedonia. The town became internationally famous in 1977, when Greek archaeologist Manolis Andronikos unearthed what he claimed was the burial site of the kings of Macedon, including the tomb of Philip II, father of Alexander the Great. The finds established the site as the ancient Aigai, which was once the royal capital of ancient Macedon, ruled by the Argead dynasty from about 650 BC onwards.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:54 pm    Post subject: Inscription and image of Alexander found? Reply with quote

I'm still trying to find out if this is genuine or an April 1st joke
Inscription from the time of Alexander the Great - found in Baktria, land of origin of ancient Bulgarians
1 April 2009 | 12:51 | FOCUS News Agency
Baktra. Unique marble slab with the image of Alexander the Great and a passage of an inscription was discovered in archaeological excavations in the ancient Baktriya, Baktriya Press Agency informed.
The slab represents an ancient king on a horse heading Macedonian cavalry and Macedonian phalanx at the background.
An inscription written in an ancient language different from ancient Greek or ancient Egyptian languages, on which were written a large part of the stone inscriptions at the time of Alexander is placed from the right of the military arena. According to other assumptions the words of Alexander of Macedonia are written in baktriyan language protolanguage of today's Bulgarians.
According to archaeologists from the museum in the town of Balh the baktriyan language is a language, which had been spoken by the soldiers of Alexander of Macedonia, which had unified languages and dialects in his multinational army. Found fragments of ancient Greek inscription at the same site, suggest a possible parallel text.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd say it's a joke.
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