Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Archaeological Site from Roman Times Discovered in Sisak

ZAGREB, August 20, 2019 - A new archaeological site has been discovered in the centre of Sisak during digging work for a block of flats in that Croatian town 50 kilometres southeast of Zagreb.

The site is rich of archaeological finds from the ancient Roman period when the settlement was named Siscia in Latin.

Preliminary excavation at the newly discovered site indicates that there had been a an ancient dwelling for wealthy inhabitants, and that this structure had been rebuilt and refurbished through the past, a local archaeological expert, Rosana Škrgulja, told Hina on Tuesday..

She said that all the finds and artefacts would be prepared by experts to be put on display.

The centre of Sisak is abundant in archaeological sites, which is actually "nightmare" for new projects and builders.

More Sisak news can be found in the Lifestyle section.

Monday, 11 March 2019

Zagreb Archaeological Museum Promoting Lumbarda Psephisma

ZAGREB, March 11, 2019 - A series of events dedicated to Lumbarda Psephisma, a stone inscription about the founding of an Ancient Greek settlement on the southern Croatian island of Korčula, will start on 13 March, and includes nine lectures about the archaeological heritage of the municipality of Lumbarda located on the eastern tip of the island.

A hundred and forty years ago, segments of the monument were discovered, which represents the founding document for the establishment of a colony which was set up by the Greeks from the nearby island of Vis, at around the 3rd century BC, the head of the Archaeological Museum in Zagreb, Sanjin Mihelić said on Monday while presenting the findings of the current archaeological activities on Korcula and results of the reconstruction of the monument.

Lumbarda Psephisma is the oldest stone inscription found on Croatian soil. It also contains information about the allotment of land among the then Greek settlers on the island of Korčula.

Next spring, the Zagreb museum will prepare an exhibition about this matter in the National Archaeological Museum of Athens, and the event has been prepared within the bilateral cooperation between Croatia and Greece.

That exhibition about Lumbarda Psephisma will be the culmination of cultural cooperation during Croatia's chairmanship of the European Union in the first half of 2020.

Greek Ambassador to Croatia, Stavros Tsiepas, congratulated the Zagreb museum's director and the team of archaeologists and researchers engaged in the digs and presentation of the relevant finds.

More news about Korčula can be found in the Lifestyle section.

Monday, 14 January 2019

Prehistory Adventure Virtual Tour Presented in Zagreb

ZAGREB, January 14, 2019 - An EU-funded project on experiential tour of prehistoric heritage in Croatian and Slovenian border areas was presented in Zagreb's Archaeological Museum on Monday. The total amount set aside for the "Prehistory Adventure" project within the Croatia-Slovenia cross-border cooperation programme Interreg V-A 2014-2020 is 720,290 euro.

The project will be conducted by the Croatian municipality of Donja Voća and the neighbouring Slovenian municipalities of Zreče and Radenci, as well as by several museums in Croatia and Slovenia.

The two-year project was launched in November 2018. It focuses on five different sectors, and will be conducted with the assistance of applications and smart boards and through a series of events, including workshops and exhibition.

Prehistoric heritage will be given tourist-friendly and comprehensive promotion.

The project will seek to present the everyday life of prehistoric people in an interesting way.

More news on Croatia’s history can be found in the Politics section.

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Segestika-Siscia Archaeological Centre to Open in Sisak

The proposals for the development of the Segestika-Siscia Archaeological Centre have been presented in Sisak. There are four proposals which have been submitted as part of the public competition announced by the town authorities, and the expert jury decided that the best proposal is the one designed by Sara Jurinčić, Aleksandar Matijašević, Dino Mišković and Tatjana Barišić-Antolić, reports Lokalni.hr on November 17, 2018.

The town authorities announced the public competition for the purpose of obtaining the best possible urban planning and architectural solution for the Segestika-Siscia Archaeological Centre, which will serve as a basis for drafting the project documentation for the reconstruction of the centre building.

“Two years after we bought the building for two million kuna, we have reached the stage that the Ministry of Culture will fund the drafting of the project documentation. We have published a public competition which produced the best solution and it is nice to see that our vision will finally be realized.

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In this way, Sisak will get an archaeological heritage interpretation centre like no other in Europe, not only because it will be energy efficient but because it will bring together all the segments, from the research on the site from the presentation of the findings. Across the road from the centre is one of the most important archaeological sites in Croatia.

The archaeological treasures found in Sisak are currently not presented in an appropriate way and this will fix that. The town will get new jobs, experts who will come to our town and explore its archaeological heritage. I am particularly pleased that the winning proposal includes the chimney which will be turned into an observation viewing point. Together with the Ministry of Culture, we will nominate the project for EU funding,” said Sisak Mayor Kristina Ikić Baniček.

The main goal of the winning proposal is to bring the centre closer to the users, said team member Aleksandar Matijašević. “Our goal was not to create a closed building which does not communicate with the surroundings but to create several entry points. The visitors who will come to the centre will be able to see the entire building,” Matijašević said.

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The head of the Sisak Conservation Department, Ivana Miletić Čakširan, pointed out that archaeological findings in Sisak deserved such a project, which is unique in that the interpretation will take place on the archaeological site itself.

Parts of Sisak were built directly on the ruins of the Roman Siscia and the prehistoric Segestika, and the archaeological significance and potential are of such a scale and complexity that partial presentations are insufficient in terms of interpretation of the archaeological area.

By interpreting the Segestika-Siscia archaeological area in the industrial buildings of the Segestica factory complex, the project will interpret the remains of the Roman architecture in the archaeological park and create a multifunctional archaeological centre.

For more news on Sisak and the surrounding area, click here.

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Get to Know Kopila Archaeological Site

Kopila is one of the main archaeological sites on the island of Korčula.

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Croatian Mummies Delight World’s Greatest Expert

The man who has discovered the cause of Tutankhamun’s death is delighted with his discoveries in Zagreb.

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Apoxyomenos Returns Home to Lošinj

Can Apoxyomenos help Lošinj become another Pula or Split?

Friday, 15 January 2016

International Archaeologists Scan Valuable Findings the Archaeological Museum of Istria

International scientists at the Archaeological Museum of Istria.

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Excavation Completed, Roman Artefacts Discovered Under Hvar Town Arsenal

More spectacular finds under the historic Arsenal on Hvar Town's exclusive waterfront.

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