Matiqan-medieval necropolis-Bregu i Ajetit (Pristina)

Status

Type of Protection: Permanent protection Date of Protection: E.K 02-299/67

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

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

History

Earlier village of Matiqan, today neighborhood of Pristina, is known in the archaeological literature on the occasion of the discovery and recording of the necropolis known as the Matiçan i Poshtëm old cemetery, this later on confirmed based on the material culture and archaeological chronology, this site is dated in the time frame from 10th to 11th century AD. Furthermore, the distinguished necropolis, witnessed mortal remains graves/burials of the local autochthonous Christian population. Rich and abundant grave goods, respectively versatile archaeological material recorded here are composed mainly of woman jewellery of the highest quality and good material, it identifies the flourishing past of this region. The filigran artisan work in gold, silver and gems with Byzantine imitations of the jewelry certainly present the work of a skilled local goldsmith, but also illustrates creative artistic talent and on the other hand, reflects on the welfare and high economical and social status of the late (deceased) persons buried at the Matiqan necropolis. Besides the grave gods which are a rich archaeological material, respectively precious artefacts, an important documentation in archaeological record, are the physical remains (human remains, skeletons) that from the anthropological aspect offer important information on the buried persons at this necropolis.

References

Unique number: 003098

Name: Matiqan-medieval necropolis-Bregu i Ajetit

Class: Archaeological Site

Institution: AIK

Location

Country: Kosovo

Municipality: Pristina

City/Village: Matiqan-Pristina

Locality: Bregu i Ajetit

Postal Code: 10000

Name of Street:

Functional type and dating

Type:Arkeologjike - ENG

Period: Early Medieval

Century: 9th

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