Culture

Varvarin: Fortification from VI century

Archeologist found at the outskirts of the village of Maskare near Varvarin an early Byzantine fortification from the sixth century.

Probably the village of Maskare would not be interested for the public if archeologists have not found at the outskirts of this village a early Byzantine fortification from the sixth century. So a village revived owing to the site known as Bedem which is almost not far from more famous medieval town of Stalac

Experts will soon be back on the field. The National Museum in Krusevac announced a systematic archaeological survey of Bedem. Support also came from the Ministry of Culture, the funds of 400,000 dinars will help to further enlighten the history of this unusual fortification.

Historic Greek Orphanage to Become Environmental Center Under Patriarch Bartholomew

Historic Greek Orphanage to Become Environmental Center Under Patriarch Bartholomew

The Büyükada Greek Orphanage of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate is set to become an international environmental foundation, according to a recent article of the Turkish newspaper todayszaman.com.

A ruling by the European Court of Human Rights in June 2010 stated that the Turkish government should re-register the historic Orthodox orphanage on Büyükada to the İstanbul-based Fener Greek Orthodox Patriarchate. Following the ECtHR ruling, the orphanage will probably be turned into a global environmental center, according to comments made by the Greek Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew I to the Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan.

Media representatives informed about the Easter fair

Media representatives informed about the Easter fair
Media representatives informed about the Easter fair
Media representatives informed about the Easter fair
Media representatives informed about the Easter fair

With the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch in Belgrade, from March 27 until April 8, 2012 the Easter fair will be held. At the press conference held on this occasion in the Serbian Patriarchate, His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno, vicar of Patriarch said that on the occasion of the greatest Christian holiday the Resurrection of the Lord the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac organizes a great cultural and spiritual manifestation for all the citizens of Belgrade.

Jerusalem Tomb Reveals First Archaeological Evidence of Christianity from the Time of Jesus

The archaeological examination by robotic camera of an intact first century tomb in Jerusalem has revealed a set of limestone Jewish ossuaries or “bone boxes” that are engraved with a rare Greek inscription and a unique iconographic image that the scholars involved identify as distinctly Christian. The four-line Greek inscription on one ossuary refers to God “raising up” someone and a carved image found on an adjacent ossuary shows what appears to be a large fish with a human stick figure in its mouth, interpreted by the excavation team to be an image evoking the biblical story of Jonah.

"Golden Byzantium and the East" Exhibition in Vienna

 "Golden Byzantium and the East" Exhibition in Vienna
 "Golden Byzantium and the East" Exhibition in Vienna
 "Golden Byzantium and the East" Exhibition in Vienna
 "Golden Byzantium and the East" Exhibition in Vienna

An exhibition titled ‘The Golden Byzantium and the East’ will be presented from the 31st of March through the 4th of November at the Renaissance Palaces of Lower Austria. The exhibition will focus on the vital role that Byzantium played concerning the development of modern Europe and Constantinople, as it was the cradle of economy and culture.

The art and artifacts that are going to be exhibited for the first time in Central Europe cover the period from 330 until 1453, when Constantinople fell to the Turks.