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The archeological site Trebeništa represents a necropolis from the iron age 7th-4th century BC, as the things found there are made of iron. The people believe that this necropolis has been used by the people of the ancient town of Lychnidos. There are three localities Dry Fountain, Three Celjusti and Vrtuljka, located 1.5 km southern from the village of Trebeništa, and around 200 meters, north of the Airport of Ohrid.

On this locality were discovered a large number of graves. The first archeological researches were made in 1918 and then with big stop until 1972 when were discovered 56 grave construction, of which the first 13 belongs to a extremely rich people and the other to poor classes. By the newest researches the people found that the graves are dating from the period of 7th-4th, maybe and 3rd century BC. More graves were discovered by Bulgarians war operations in the first world war.

"Golden Mask used in funeral rithuals "

And again when, by the construction of the asphalt road Ohrid - Kičevo - Gostivar - Tetovo. The researches were made in the period of 1930-1934 and later in 1953/1954. There were discovered many valuable things such a golden mask which has been used in theatre shows (on the picture), then iron earrings and plates. This valuable things are kept in the Archeological Museum in Ohrid, Archeological Museum Sophia and The Museum of Belgrade. There are four golden masks as the shown, discovered, 2 are kept in the Museum in Sophia, while other two in Belgrade. A very similar mask was discovered in 2002, by Pasco Kuzman, in the Samoil Fortress in Ohrid.


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  • The fertile imagination of woodcarvers, the exquisite patterns of Macedonian carpets and the filigree working of gold and silver are all parts of the rich creative tradition of this people