Friday, June 10, 2011

Looking for 'Angels" for Funding of The Long Anastasian Wall

We are still continuing work on the documentary. However, funding is crucial to complete this unique project. Any level of funding is appreciated, but larger amounts are greatly needed. This could also be in terms of non-monetary services such as video editing, promotion, acccomondation etc. Please contact Dr. Michael A. Mcadams at michaelamcadams@yahoo.com if you would like to make a donation. A PayPal payment address can also be supplied. This is a serious project done by professionals. Supporting documentation can be suppplied, if requested. If it is a significant donation, over $2,000, the person(s) or organization(s) would be prominantely listed in the credits of the film, given a private tour of the filming locations by the team and a special invitation to its premier in Istanbul. Logos can be included in the credits if for an NGO or private firm. Short advertisement clips may also be considered for very large donations (i.e., $4,000 or more.)

Saturday, April 30, 2011

New Canal Between the Marmara and Black Seas


Erdogan has announced in a press conference his "crazy" project (these are his words.) The canal as seen in the above picture is in approximately the same area as the Anastasian Wall. Althougth Erdogan states that the location is a secret, it probably not to hard to discern the probable location.

The overridding question is how this will imperil the Anastasian Wall and other archeological sites in the area. While economoic development is essential, should it destroy the cultural heritage of Thrace? This area also contains a unique ecology and habitats. One in particular, is the feeding and breeding grounds for storks. It will also destroy the village life of many in the area.

Go to the following link from TurkishNY.com to read more on this issue:
http://www.turkishny.com/english-news/5-english-news/53144-turkish-pm-unveils-his-qcrazy-projectq-canal-istanbul

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Hadrian's Wall Development

Hadrian's Wall is a window into the life of Roman Empire at this time. There is probably much we can discover about the Late Roman period by doing further exploration around the Anastasian Wall. There are several forts which have never been excavated, and therefore little is known about their configuation or the lives of the soldiers that were garrisoned there. It should also be noted that the British Heritage Funds spends 3 to 4 million pounds per year on Hadrian's Wall. Hadrian's Wall attracts 50,000 visitors per year and employs many related to the tourists that visit the site. It is hoped that one day the Turkish government one day recognizes the value of the Anastasian Wall. Go to: http://www.pasthorizons.com/index.php/archives/02/2011/9473

Friday, February 18, 2011

Economic Adavantages of the Anastasian Wall

Dr. Alexi Danchev a member of the Anastasian Research Group and Producer of "The Long Anastasian Wall" presented an interesting paper at the HSci2010 - 7th International Conference on Hands-on Science held in Crete in July 2010. Go to http://www.clab.edc.uoc.gr/HSci2010/Pdfs/334.pdf to read this paper. There is economic and environmental worth due to the protection of this architectural monument. Suppport the efforts to help preserve, protect, restore and promote tha Anastasian Wall by donating to Kickstarter at: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1687680287/the-long-anastasian-wall?ref=live

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Byzantium The Lost Empire-Part 1



See comments for links to the other parts of this documentary.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Kickstarter Promotion for "The Long Anastasian Walls"



The clock is ticking for donantions to the help the production team of the documentary. Any size donantion is appreciated. Remember, this is not just a documenary but an effort to bring more awareness to this remarkable monumnet. Go to the Kickstarter site at: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1687680287/the-long-anastasian-wall to donate.

Helping us spread the word to others about this effort is also greatly appreciated.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

A Comment on the Legacy of Anastasius

The biggest legacy of the Emperor Anastasius was the defensive walls that he built from the Marmara to the Black Sea. What is often ignored is that Anastasius left behind a surplus in the coffers of the government that enabled later for Justinian to build Hagia Sofia and a large range of other public projects. He also negotiated a treaty with the Persians which enabled a level of stability for Justinian on the eastern frontier, paving the way for Justinian to reconquer some of the lost territory of the Empire.

Why is Anastasius not more widely known, as compared to Justinian? This could be attributed to the lack of an official biographer. Procopius, the official biographer of Justinian, documented his remarkable life. There is evidence that Procopius attributed some of the fortifications that Anastasius built to Justinian. He even made light of the quality of the construction of the long walls that was supervised by Anastasius by indicating that Justinian had to do major repairs to the Wall. The lesson to all politicians is: If you want to more than a footnote in history books, don't forget to hire a biographer that will 'spin' your deeds. Unfortunately, much of what we know about Anastasius comes via the prejudiced view of Procopius.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Reconstruction of Anastasian Wall


This reconstuction is part of the animation for the documentary "The Long Anastasian Wall." This gives you an idea of what the wall looked like when it was built.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Fund Raising Initiated on Kickstarter

The documentary "The Long Anastasian Wall" is now soliticing funds on Kickstarter. Go to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1687680287/the-long-anastasian-wall .

The production team welcomes any size of donation from $1 upwards. There are prizes for the amount of donation, as seen on the Kickstarter website.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Final Promtional Clip on YouTube for The Long Anastasian Wall



This will be soon posted on Kickstarter. (Double click the small screen to get a full screen image.)

However, if you would like to donate money at anytime, you can also contact Dr. Michael A. McAdams as michaelamcadams@yahoo.com

You can also go directly to the link on YouTube at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPCtFs50ndw

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Draft Promotional Clip for Documentary "In Search of the Anastasian Wall"

We are making progress on a clip promoting the documentary. We are planning an improved one in the near future. Go to the following link on YouTube if you are interesting in viewing the clip:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ir1Oe_1nyTc

As always, if you are interested in contributing in any manner--time, money, software etc.--please contact Dr. Michael A. McAdams at michaelamcadams@yahoo.com .
This is not a profit making venture, but a vehicle to make the global community aware of the importance of the Anastasian Wall and its environs as a world treasure and worthy of being protected and promoted.

Possible Development Scheme for the Anastasian Wall

At the present moment, the Anastasian Wall is relatively unknown. It has the potential to be a major attraction in the greater Istanbul area. The folowing website concerning Hadrian's Wall demonstrates a model of how the Anastasian Wall could be developed:
http://www.hadrians-wall.org/

Sunday, January 2, 2011

In Search of the Anastasian Walll on Twitter

Also, if you want to keep up with the news of the documentary on Twitter, join Anastasian_Wall by searching on the name.

In Search of the Anastasian Wall (documentary) Facebook Group

If you want to keep up with the latest news on the making of "In Search of the Anastasian Wall" go to the link above or click the following link:
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/home.php?sk=group_174798942553021&ap=1