Macedonian dig turns up ancient Venus...

Macedonian dig turns up ancient Venus marble

There are 158 comments on the CBC story from Jul 10, 2008, titled Macedonian dig turns up ancient Venus marble. In it, CBC reports that:

An archaeologist checks out a sculpture recently unearthed at an archaeological site northwest of Skopje, Macedonia's capital, on Wednesday.

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“UNDIVIDED MAKEDONIJA”

Since: Oct 07

LERIN, BITOLA Australia

#1 Jul 10, 2008
WELL WELL WELL What a GLORIOUS FIND!
There is plenty more where that came from!

SKOPJE, MACEDONIA – Macedonian archaeologists say they have discovered a well-preserved statue of the goddess of love in the ruins of an ancient Roman city near Skopje.

Archaeologist Marina Oncevska said Thursday that the 5.6-foot-tall marble Venus is a masterpiece of ancient art executed in the late classical Greek tradition. It dates to the second or third century. She says archaeologists found her Tuesday in the ruins of Scupi on the northwest outskirts of Macedonia's capital.

Oncevska says: "The smoothness of the marble and the beauty of the statue give us the clue that this masterpiece came from one of the best artistic schools in the Mediterranean."

The goddess is depicted coyly covering her groin and breasts with her hands and has a dolphin attached to her left leg.

Since: Apr 08

Ierapetra,Crete,Greece

#2 Jul 10, 2008
Great,so your archaeologists found a Greek ancient statue.
So what,in Greece archeologists find ancient stuff every day.
tzhm

Rockford, IL

#3 Jul 10, 2008
those romans were everywhere!!!well at least skopjie has some archeaological finds....

Since: Mar 08

I like to screw pichkas!!!

#4 Jul 10, 2008
ONE MACEDONIA wrote:
WELL WELL WELL What a GLORIOUS FIND!
There is plenty more where that came from!
SKOPJE, MACEDONIA – Macedonian archaeologists say they have discovered a well-preserved statue of the goddess of love in the ruins of an ancient Roman city near Skopje.
Archaeologist Marina Oncevska said Thursday that the 5.6-foot-tall marble Venus is a masterpiece of ancient art executed in the late classical Greek tradition. It dates to the second or third century. She says archaeologists found her Tuesday in the ruins of Scupi on the northwest outskirts of Macedonia's capital.
Oncevska says: "The smoothness of the marble and the beauty of the statue give us the clue that this masterpiece came from one of the best artistic schools in the Mediterranean."
The goddess is depicted coyly covering her groin and breasts with her hands and has a dolphin attached to her left leg.
And this means what exactly?

Is this your "Rosetta Stone" of "makedonski" sculpture?

Btw, did your Skopjian "archeologists" discover an inscription on the statue reading "Svetlana"???

“Great Alexander's Admiral”

Since: May 08

Athens

#5 Jul 10, 2008
ONE MACEDONIA wrote:
WELL WELL WELL What a GLORIOUS FIND!
There is plenty more where that came from!
SKOPJE, MACEDONIA – Macedonian archaeologists say they have discovered a well-preserved statue of the goddess of love in the ruins of an ancient Roman city near Skopje.
Archaeologist Marina Oncevska said Thursday that the 5.6-foot-tall marble Venus is a masterpiece of ancient art executed in the late classical Greek tradition. It dates to the second or third century. She says archaeologists found her Tuesday in the ruins of Scupi on the northwest outskirts of Macedonia's capital.
Oncevska says: "The smoothness of the marble and the beauty of the statue give us the clue that this masterpiece came from one of the best artistic schools in the Mediterranean."
The goddess is depicted coyly covering her groin and breasts with her hands and has a dolphin attached to her left leg.
A Classic Greek statue of Venus found near Scopjia !!!
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Big joy and celebration in Vardarska because an other classic Greek statue was found in the area where living today.
Well they do not understand that their feet stepping in a Greek territory of thousands of years, because them Slavs came in this area at 6th AD(?)
Only a stupids and idiots are glad when the discoveries prove that what they believe until today is WRONG.

Since: Mar 08

I like to screw pichkas!!!

#6 Jul 10, 2008
Hey McNut....Can you please translate the inscription on this stone tablet for me?

http://www.macedoniaontheweb.com/forum/free-s...

Clowns of the Balkans....CLOWNS OF THE WORLD!!!!!

Since: Jul 08

Littleton, CO

#7 Jul 10, 2008
Why do you say it was a clasic Greek statue?

Did you read the CBC report that it was a statue of Venus, the Roman Godess of love.

Nobody said it was Aphrodite, the Greek Godess of love.

Why always everything discussed in this forum has be Greek?

Do you people think that the world starts and ends with Greece only?

Your countryman Nick the Greek (known for the endless postings in the forums) also says that the current RoM has only 10% of the Ancient Macedonia and the kingdom of the ATG never reached North from Monastiri. Is that true or not because this statue was found near Skopje, way North in the country.

Since: Mar 08

I like to screw pichkas!!!

#8 Jul 10, 2008
ALEXIAS MAN wrote:
Why do you say it was a clasic Greek statue?
Did you read the CBC report that it was a statue of Venus, the Roman Godess of love.
Nobody said it was Aphrodite, the Greek Godess of love.
Well the article did not indicate wheteher the sculpure was of Roman or Greek creation.
The article only stated that it was a scupltue of the Roman Goddess Venus, and we all know that Venus is the Roman equivalent to the Greek Goddess Aphrodite. Going by the article, it is not clear if this scupture was a product of Roman craftsmanship or a product of Greek crafstmanship.
ALEXIAS MAN wrote:
Why always everything discussed in this forum has be Greek?
Do you people think that the world starts and ends with Greece only?
Your countryman Nick the Greek (known for the endless postings in the forums) also says that the current RoM has only 10% of the Ancient Macedonia and the kingdom of the ATG never reached North from Monastiri. Is that true or not because this statue was found near Skopje, way North in the country.
If it was of Greek craftsmanship, then the most likely explanation would be that its location is most likely a result of trade, patronship, or something to that effect.

And if it is a product of Roman artistry, how does that relate to the FYROM and its juvenile history?

Since: Jul 08

Littleton, CO

#9 Jul 10, 2008
GEOROX wrote:
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..... And if it is a product of Roman artistry, how does that relate to the FYROM and its juvenile history?
This has nothing to do with the modern history of the RoM, I would just say it is a great discovery valuable for the whole humanity, it has global value.
Skope Detector

Australia

#10 Jul 10, 2008
Yeah but hang on, Greece only exists from 1830 according to the Skopjian professors on this blog??

Should it have been Classical Ethiopian artistic influences, which later infuenced the Roman Empire??

Can a Skopjian please assist me as i am confused from reading historian texts from Oxford, Cambridge, Standford, Harvord, etc.
Skope Detector

Australia

#11 Jul 10, 2008
I need a hit of "mk" websites, im losing my ming...Help me Skopjians!!

Since: Mar 08

I like to screw pichkas!!!

#12 Jul 10, 2008
ALEXIAS MAN wrote:
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This has nothing to do with the modern history of the RoM, I would just say it is a great discovery valuable for the whole humanity, it has global value.
Fully agree!
ISLAMIC GREEK

Preston, Australia

#13 Jul 11, 2008
GEOROX wrote:
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Fully agree!
Yes fully agree to C* your only salvation
lilalo

Athens, Greece

#14 Jul 11, 2008
ALEXIAS MAN wrote:
Why do you say it was a clasic Greek statue?
Did you read the CBC report that it was a statue of Venus, the Roman Godess of love.
Nobody said it was Aphrodite, the Greek Godess of love.
Why always everything discussed in this forum has be Greek?
Do you people think that the world starts and ends with Greece only?
Your countryman Nick the Greek (known for the endless postings in the forums) also says that the current RoM has only 10% of the Ancient Macedonia and the kingdom of the ATG never reached North from Monastiri. Is that true or not because this statue was found near Skopje, way North in the country.
Yes,right these statuses you'll dig out from now on sure were brought here by your Avar,Hun,Magyar,Tatar,Turcoid, Gypsy ,etc, ancestors.

Since: Apr 08

Ierapetra,Crete,Greece

#15 Jul 11, 2008
ALEXIAS MAN wrote:
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This has nothing to do with the modern history of the RoM, I would just say it is a great discovery valuable for the whole humanity, it has global value.
That is a quote i fully agree..
It must be the first time that i agree with a slavomacedonian here...
The Lion will Fart

Thessaloníki, Greece

#16 Jul 11, 2008
ALEXIAS MAN wrote:
Why do you say it was a clasic Greek statue?
Did you read the CBC report that it was a statue of Venus, the Roman Godess of love.
Nobody said it was Aphrodite, the Greek Godess of love.
Why always everything discussed in this forum has be Greek?
Do you people think that the world starts and ends with Greece only?
Your countryman Nick the Greek (known for the endless postings in the forums) also says that the current RoM has only 10% of the Ancient Macedonia and the kingdom of the ATG never reached North from Monastiri. Is that true or not because this statue was found near Skopje, way North in the country.
Stupidofski,the Romans,fascinated from the Greek civilisation,adopted the Greek Gods,using Latin names,for example Zefs became Jupiter,Artemis Diana,Aris Mars,Athina Minerva,Hermes Mercury,Possidon Neptunus,Afroditi Venus,etc.
The GODS WERE THE SAME.
Foar example Venus was the same with Afroditi,with the same story,born in Cyprus,from the foam of the Sea.Is the same today,Orthodox use the word Panagia,Catholics the word Madona,but still the SAME mother of Jesus.

Since: Jul 08

United States

#18 Jul 11, 2008
The Lion will Fart wrote:
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The GODS WERE THE SAME. For example Venus was the same with Aphrodite, with the same story, born in Cyprus, from the foam of the Sea. Is the same today, Orthodox use the word Pangaea, Catholics the word Madonna, but still the SAME mother of Jesus.
OK, mister FARTING LION, I don't have any problem even if it was Aphrodite's statue brought from Thessaloniki. It is just as great marble statue to be amazed equally.

Do you feel offended by my post so you are calling me names here?

Try to be nice for a change, it won’t hurt!
Makedonikos Agonas

Boca Raton, FL

#19 Jul 11, 2008
ALEXIAS MAN wrote:
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OK, mister FARTING LION, I don't have any problem even if it was Aphrodite's statue brought from Thessaloniki. It is just as great marble statue to be amazed equally.
Do you feel offended by my post so you are calling me names here?
Try to be nice for a change, it won’t hurt!
Focus on the real problem:

The problem is the abuse and hijacking of the identity of the Macedonian peoples and the name of Macedonia by an oppressing ruling elite at Skopje who disgrace the whole people of Slav Makedonci. Their aggressive behavior against the identity of the Macedonian peoples in Greece, Bulgaria and even Vardar Macedonia is the one responsible for the ethnic divisions and tensions caused both within Vardar Macedonia as well as the whole of the region of Macedonia.

Can any reasonable person from the fellow Macedonian people of Slav Makedonci explain to me, a simple and non-biased Greek Macedonian living abroad, why your government is doing this to the Macedonian peoples?
AchillesWrath

Australia

#20 Jul 11, 2008
ALEXIAS MAN wrote:
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This has nothing to do with the modern history of the RoM, I would just say it is a great discovery valuable for the whole humanity, it has global value.
Firstly, there is no RoM but only one Makedonia in Hellas, secondly, yes the discovery does indeed have global value. Based upon your logic, you would then have to agree that the history of Hellenic Makedonia also has global value? Does not falsifying it degrade it's value and in effect impoverish the generations to come?

Since: Jul 08

United States

#21 Jul 11, 2008
Makedonikos Agonas wrote:
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Focus on the real problem: The problem is the abuse and hijacking of the identity of the Macedonian peoples ...
I don't have any problem with my identity.

Do you have problems with your or my identity?

If you need to know I am not a Slavomacedonian.

Are you a Greekomacedonian? Well it is your right if you think so.

Why are you posting all over the forums the same post?

Please obey the Topix titles and place your posts accordingly. You are the one who needs to focus here.

Thanks.

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