Archaeological site of the Lower Nerodime (Ferizaj)

Status

Type of Protection: Permanent protection Date of Protection: 1967

Type of Protection: Under termporarly protection Date of Protection: 2011

Type of Protection: Under termporarly protection Date of Protection: 2012

History

In 1988, at the village of Nerodime e Poshtme, situated west from the city of Ferizaj, several archaeological trenches were investigated at this location, close to the orthodox cemetery. The trial trenches resulted with a discovery of a villa complex that most likely is constructed during the Late Antique period. The villa was built with an atrium and polychrome floor mosaic, with geometrical and figural motives. According to the researches, the first phase is most probably constructed during the 4th century AD, and rebuilding/reconstruction were presumably conducted during the 5th and 6th century AD. The discovered floor mosaic was set within a rectangular room and also had an apse, which most likely served as a triclinium (a dining room). Based on the floor mosaic composition discovered at this site and when comparing, respectively looking the analogy of the composition style and construction with the assembled floor mosaic of the Heraclea Lyncestis martyrium in Macedonia, but also similarly the floor mosaic composition of the Lin Basilica martyrium in Albania, the resemblance of the both sites with the Nerodime mosaic is evident, which reflects an masterpiece of an great artist master of that time.

References

Unique number: 003451

Name: Archaeological site of the Lower Nerodime

Class: Archaeological Site

Institution: MCYS

Location

Country: Kosovo

Municipality: Ferizaj

City/Village: Donja Nerodimlje

Locality:

Postal Code: 70040

Name of Street: Nuk ka

Functional type and dating

Type:Arkeologjike - ENG

Period: Roman

Century: 3rd

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