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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Glass holder (known as Ferash)

Glass holder (known as Ferash)

Glass holder (known as Ferash) - found in Begrace village of Kaçanik, belongs to the first half of 20th century. ...

Knata (water vessel)

Knata (water vessel)

Clay vessel made used as container for potable water and other beverages. It belongs to 20th century. ...

Men shirt

Men shirt

Men shirt - Part of Albanian folk clothing, made of weaved fabricin. It belongs to 20th century. ...

Opinga (traditional shoes)

Opinga (traditional shoes)

Opingas - were mainly made of cattle skin. Later on, the skin parts began to be replaced by “strings” , thus opinga, typologically not dissimilar to previous ones began to be used. Earliest archaeolog...

Plis (white hat)

Plis (white hat)

Plis- is a part of traditional Albanian wear for men. It is worn on the head and often qualified as the most special one, as it is used only by Albanians. It is made of sheep wool by Albanian craftsme...

Rug

Rug

Rug – hand-weaved, made of wool threads. It consists of three equal pieces.It is rich in colours. While the entire surface is rich with ornaments, with various geometrical motives present. It has been...

Scarf

Scarf

Scarf- is usually weaved and made of cotton and silk. Stitching decorations adorn both scarf ends. Sewing is made of silk and golden colour threads, thus gaining various floral motives. Such scarves ...

Stool (known as shkam)

Stool (known as shkam)

Wooden object, which served for sitting. Late 19th century. ...

Storage Chest

Storage Chest

Storage chest- is a furniture piece, which served as storage for clothes and various jewelries. It is considered as personal object of any woman in which personal and intimate things are stored. It w...

Table

Table

Table made of wood, made by qualified folk craftsmen of this craft. Table consists of anupper part with six angles, and six poles. Contains geometric, floral motives etc. It belongs to 20th century. ...

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