Veletin Fortress (Pristina)

Status

Type of Protection: Permanent protection Date of Protection: 02-694/66

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

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

History

Veletin fortress is situated around five kilometers southeast from the archaeological site of Ulpiana and approximately, 1.5 kilometers northwest from Janjeva, set on a hilly part of the Shashkoc village which is an ‘island’ of Municipality of Prishtina. The fortress is located on top of the Veletin hill, reaching the highest elevation of 970 meters above the sea level. Great geostrategic position of the stronghold, clear surveillance on the western part that visually communicates with Ulpiana, which is set on a low land, makes this fort a very important site for the entire surrounding archaeological area. Archaeological excavations carried out here during the eighties, resulted with the fact that the fortress was constructed and reconstructed and was in use since the earlier times, while the ore exploitation and ancient mining was a major economical income commencing from prehistoric periods, continuously through Roman, Late Antique and Medieval Periods.

References

Unique number: 002930

Name: Veletin Fortress

Class: Archaeological Site

Institution: AIK

Location

Country: Kosovo

Municipality: Pristina

City/Village: Shashkoc

Locality: Veletin Fortress

Postal Code:

Name of Street:

Functional type and dating

Type:Arkeologjike - ENG

Period: Eneolithic

Century:

Supported by:

The development of the Database is made possible by the generous support of the British Embassy in Pristina. The content expressed herein are responsibility of the Ministry for Culture, Youth and Sports and do not necessarily reflect the views of the donors.
The project for the development of this database has been implemented by the Swedish Foundation of Cultural Heritage without Borders CHwB.
© 2014 / The content expressed herein are responsibility of the Government of Kosovo ose the Ministry for Culture, Youth and Sports and do not necessarily reflect the views of the donors or CHwB.