Illyrian tumuli near the Fshej bridge in Ujza (Gjakova)

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

The Fshej burial mound necropolis belongs to the Late Iron Period (7th – 6th century BC). During the archaeological excavations carried out here in 2011, five tumulus burials were archaeologically excavated and researched, which resulted with rich and abundant archaeological material, typical for determination of the chronology of the site, which clearly confirms the occupancy of the Dardanian population, respectively the time period of the unification of their ethoculture. The burial mund group is situated approximately 800 m south, southwest from the Ura e Shenjtë stone bridge. The funerary rite practiced here, the inhumation or free burial of the deceased buried inside a burial constructed as a grave case built with river stone graves, illustrates one of the burial rites of the indigenous population. Besides, the inhumation ritual practiced by the Dardanians, the incarnation/ cremation of the late person was widely used in Dardania.

References

Unique number: 002893

Name: Illyrian tumuli near the Fshej bridge in Ujza

Class: Archaeological Site

Institution: AIK

Location

Country: Kosovo

Municipality: Gjakova

City/Village: Ujzë

Locality: Tuma

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Functional type and dating

Type:Arkeologjike - ENG

Period: Bronze Age

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