Movable heritage

Kosovo's movable archeological heritage represents best proof of our cultural assets. Kosovo's archeological collection comprises archeological objects discovered in Kosovo territory. Initial information on archeological findings dates back to the period between two world wars.Read more

First archeological excavations were carried out in a tomb dating back to the Iron Ages, in village Neprebisht of Suharekë municipality. Kosovo's archeological collections were enriched through campaigns carried out with the purpose of getting acquainted with the archeological treasure of the country, after the establishment of Kosovo's National Museum in 1949. First archeological excavations were performed in 1951 at the Novobërdë Castle, only to continue soon after with many other expeditions. The establishment of Kosovo Archeological Institute in 2002 marked a new era for archeological research and for the enrichment of Kosovo's archeological collection. Kosovo archeological collection provides proof of the country's life, culture and economy in the past. Following are some of the most important findings:

Anthropomorphic figures (early Neolith, location: Vlashnje –Prizren), ocarina, musical instrument (early Neolith, location: Runik-Skenderaj), Anthropomorphic figures of "Goddess in the throne"(late Neolith, location: Barilevë, Fafos, Tjerrtore), decorative vases (Eneolith, location: Hisar-Suharekë), stone axe (early Bronze era, location: Ticë-Skenderaj), amber hanger (mid-Iron age, location: Banjë e Pejës-Pejë), funeral tombstone (location: in the vicinity of Kamenica Castle), Probe Medallion discovered in Ulpiana, bronze lamp discovered in Ulpiana, inscription plaque discovered in Ulpiana, a bust of a Dardan woman engraved in marble discovered in Kllokot, numerous tombstones, inscriptions, dishes, working tools, jewelry and other various decorations.

Note: Kosovo's Archeological and Ethnological Collection (676 archeological exhibition items and 571 ethnologic exhibition items) continues to be held in Serbia.

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Baby walker

Baby walker

Baby walker- made of wood, used to secure children in to. In use until 20th century. ...

Ceiling Rosette

Ceiling Rosette

It is a decorative part for ceiling (of rooms), made by folk craftsmen. The technique applied involved use of classical tools, such as chisel, knife etc. It belongs to early 20th century. ...

Çerep (pan)

Çerep (pan)

Çerep clay/soil pan made by housewives for bread baking, used until 20th century. ...

Cigarette holder pipe

Cigarette holder pipe

Cigarette holder pipe - served for smoking, Begraca - Kaçanik. 19th century. ...

Coffee plate (front and back)

Coffee plate (front and back)

Front and back images of coffee plate(made of wood) - Used to cool coffee after roasting, which was then ground in the coffee mill, 20th century. ...

Cradle

Cradle

Cradle -was made of wood, and served as a bed for babies and for cradling. Used until 20th century. ...

Cutlery basket

Cutlery basket

Cutlery basket. Made of wood, 20th century. ...

Distaff

Distaff

A tool made of wood which served for spinning the wool. It belongs to 20th century. ...

Folk wearing for men

Folk wearing for men

Folk wearing for men. This set - is from Rugova region. The wearing is characterised by rich ornamental motives and also with rich morphologic structure, with typological features of wear included. At...

Folk wearing for men

Folk wearing for men

Folk wear for men- Drenica region. The most typical element of this wear are the pants known as “tirqi” which are narrow-shaped, made of felt. This wear is characterised by colour and rich ornamental ...

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