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Bay of the Bones – Museum on Water

Bay of the Bones, Ohrid Lake, MacedoniaThe Bay of the Bones, Museum on Water is located 14 km from Ohrid, near the Gradište auto camp. The underwater archaeological research at the site “Plocha Michov Grad” was started in 1997, and in 2007-2008 the reconstruction of a part of the settlement was completed. According to the archaeological findings, it was determined that the ancient habitat spread on an area of about 8500 m2. It was built on a platform placed on wooden piles clogged at the bottom of the lake, and with a wooden bridge connecting with the mainland.

These kind of habitats as a way of human existence are characteristic of the prehistoric period, from the time of the Neolithic-Young Stone Age, Eneolithic-Copper Age, Bronze Age, and Iron Age.

  • Distance from Ohrid: 14 km
  • Location: villsgr Peshtani, Gradishte, 6000 Ohrid
    Working hours: Winter: from September 21 to April 30 from 09:00 to 16:00, non-working day: Monday
  • Summer: from May 1 to September 20 from 09:00 to 19:00, works every day
  • More info: NU-ZZSKM – OHRID

Within the museum complex on the flattened plateau, a fortress-Roman castle from the 3rd century AD is presented, which allows us to consider another time in Macedonian history and archeology.

The complex contains a permanent exhibition of the discovered artifacts and a cafe bar, a base for underwater archeology and development of underwater tourism, and reconstructed settlement with 24 prehistoric houses on a wooden platform over the Lake Ohrid.

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Bay of the Bones, Ohrid Lake, Macedonia
Bay of the Bones, Ohrid Lake, Macedonia
Bay of the Bones, Ohrid Lake, Macedonia
Bay of the Bones, Ohrid Lake, Macedonia
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