Ancient archaeological site of Banja e Pejës (Istog)

Status

History

Ancient archaeological site of Banja e Pejës, situated in the crossroad that links Peja with Istog, is only 12 km northwest from Peja. During the construction period of Onyx hotel in 1974, a typical Illyrian military helmet was discovered accidentally. Apropos, the archaeological rescue excavations commenced at this site that resulted with abundant discovered archeological movable material, while among the most important ones uncovered features and findings are a grave of an important pair that was named by the archeologists as a royal tomb. The couple’s grave was constructed in the rectangular shape base and built with tuff stone plates, most probably extracted from the neighboring quarry. The recorded female grave contained rich grave goods material for example; fibula, omega shape needles, a ring and necklace decorated with geometrical motifs, forged in silver and bronze. On the other hand, the male burial grave contained the grave goods, personal belongings composed of; weapons, silver and bronze jewelry. The archaeological documentation of these important and valuable findings, among others, offers a picture of the time, characteristic for the social and economical differentiation of individuals or groups. Rich archaeological material discovered at this site belongs to the Late Iron Age, 6th-5th century BC.

References

Unique number: 003601

Name: Ancient archaeological site of Banja e Pejës

Class: Archaeological Site

Institution: AIK

Location

Country: Kosovo

Municipality: Istog

City/Village: Banja e Pejës

Locality: Tuma

Postal Code: 31000

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Functional type and dating

Type:Arkeologjike - ENG

Period: Iron Age

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