St. Louis Community College students and faculty explored the extensive ruins and museum of Stobi in the Republic of Macedonia during July of 2005.







Marble statue found during the excavation of the theater. The style and features indicate that it is probably a statue of Emperor Hadrian (A.D. 117-138).







Marble statue found in the nearby village of Rosoman. The style of the draped woman belongs to the Early Roman Period.






Marble gravestone reused as part of a fountain in thte House of Peristerias. The relief depicts two men and a woman in the company of the boy god named Telesphorus, a deity associated with the god of convalescence, who brought to fulfillment the healing process. Telesphorus was part of divine trinity that included his father Ascelpius and his sister Hygieia.






Closeup of the marble gravestone reused in the House of Peristerias.






Marble panel showing a Thracian hero on horseback. The Hero was a central figure in Thracian religion as a god of hunting, fertility, life and death.






Gravestone of C. Aeficius Maximum. Low relief of a standing soldier on a slab of green sandstone. The Latin inscription notes that Aeficius Maximum, son of Lucius, belonged to the Roman tribe Aemilia at Stobi. He was a soldier in the VII Claudia for 5 years before dying at the age of 25. His mother, Titia, erected the inscribed moument in his honor. The date of the inscription is no later than the 2nd century AD. Professor James Wiseman (1973, "Gods, War and Plague in the Time of the Antoines" in Studies in the Antiquities of Stobi, vol. 1.) noted the VII Claudia legion sent detachments to the Parthian War.






Beautiful piece of Roman Period moldblown glass of a style associated with Sidon (in Lebanon). Small vials like this one are almost always found intact only in tomb contexts.






Clay rooftile with incised designs of birds.






Small objects out of ivory.






Bronze cross.






Stone panel showing cross and two birds (doves?).






Fragment of stone panel showing grapes.






Small bronze bell.






Marble panel decorated with vines and birds. This fragment is just outside of the Episcopal Basilica.






Clay oil lamps included one manufactured with 3 nozzles.






Base of a marble statue of a woman associated with the smaller figure that lifts her skirt.






Marble fragment inscribed with crosses.






Pottery.






Pottery.






Large storage jar.






Stone spindle whorls.






Architectural fragments.




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