MACEDONIAN SHIELDS FROM PELAGONIA
“Antique Macedonian Shields from Pelagonija” is the title of the publication by archaeologist Dusko Temelkoski, which was promoted in Prilep library “Borka Taleski” on Wednesday.
The publication presents parts of shields found last year at site Bonce, dating 22 centuries ago, from the period after Alexander, in the time of the antique Macedonian king Demetrij.
“The findings on the shields are presented not only in a professional, but also in a more popular way, so that the story about the antique shields is accessible to the wider readers’ public, including information on site Bonce and King Demetrij”, said Temelkoski. French historian Pierre Giuel worked with Temelkoski on the book. They have already presented the findings in France, Croatia, Germany.
Polish archaeologist and professor at the Gdansk University Nick Sekunda is the book reviewer, emphasizing the exceptional importance of the findings. Parts of the shields date from the antique period, pointing to the famous Macedonian army called phalanx. The shield parts are currently conserved in the Ohrid Bureau and Museum, and one of them could be reconstructed and presented to the public next autumn at the earliest.