LIHNIDA (OHRID) - ONE OF THE OLDEST TOWNS
Archaeological excavations at Ohrid’s Plaosnik are ongoing. Project manager Vera Bitrakova-Grozdanova says that the team has found items and cultural layers showing that a settlement had existed at the place from the second millennium, which makes Lihnida (Ohrid) one of the oldest towns on the Balkans. Items and buildings have been found, which refer that Lihnida was defined as an organized settlement in the fifth century B.C.
The figure of Dedalus from the second century B.C. was excavated together with bronze figures of Dionysius and Medusa. A number of ceramic items and coins have been found in Plaosnik, dating before the new epoch up to the 19th century.
Experts will work at the site up to the end of September, researching and looking for archaeology from the time of St. Kliment, thus making room for the future building – the reconstructed St. Kliment University.
MD: There are new things found everyday, from Alexander the Great and Macedonian sun artifacts, to statues of ancient gods. Who knows what else is lying in Macedonian soil.