Archaeological exhibit opens in Skopje City Museum
Friday, 27 December 2013

Pagan figurines, epitaphs from Hellenic era, Roman coins, marble decorations of early-Christian basilicas, medieval jewellery, ceramics, arms, sculptures and many other artefacts are part of the retrospective archaeological exhibit, opened Thursday at the Museum of the City of Skopje.

The Archaeological Exhibit 2013 (Retrospective 2007-2013), which is to be opened for one month, displays about 680 artefacts, discovered for the last six years at 15 locations throughout Macedonia.

The artefacts are part of the impressive collection that documents the several-millennium civilization in this part of the world, Culture Minister Elizabeta Kanceska-Milevska said at the opening ceremony.

The archaeological research efforts for the last few years have yielded a valuable fund of over 200.000 artefacts, which are a precious testimony of Macedonia's historic survival, indisputable cultural identity and creative authenticity, she said.

The treasury of artefacts will soon be handed over to the new Archaeological Museum the Government's capital investment for promotion of Macedonia's rich cultural heritage, Kanceska-Milevska said. Part of these artefacts ware to be displayed in other museums across the country, she added. 


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