The archeological site Trebenista represents a necropolis from the iron age 7th-4th century BC, as the things found there are made of iron. The people believe that Trebenista necropolis has been used by the people of the ancient town of Lychnidos. Trebenista has three localities: Dry Fountain, Three Celjusti and Vrtuljka, located 1.5 km southern from the village of Trebenista, and around 200 meters, north of the Airport of Ohrid.
Large number of graves have been discovered in Trebenista. 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, during the military operations in the Macedonian Front (first world war).
"Golden Mask used in funeral rithuals "
Trebenista golden masks
In Trebenista, many valuable things were discovered, 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. Four golden masks as the shown, were discovered in Trebenista: 2 are kept in the Museum in Sophia, while other two in Belgrade. A very similar mask was discovered in 2002, by Pasko Kuzman, in the Samoil Fortress in Ohrid.