ARCHEOLOGICAL RESEARCH IN ZRZE MONASTERY
Archaeological research will begin in the monk cells within monastery “Sveto Preobrazenie” in Prilep village Zrze these days. Excavations, funded by the Ministry of Culture, will be carried out by experts from the Prilep Bureau for Protection of Cultural Monuments and Museum.
“The space under the monastery had been an enormous monastic complex. Excavations will be conducted in two stages. There has not been any research in that part thus far, and I expect significant findings”, says archaeologist Branislav Risteski.
Monastery and church “Sveto Preobrazenie” are built at a rock over village Zrze. The church includes rare icons and frescos, such as icon “Jesus Christ”, created in 1393, and “Bogorodica Pelagonitisa” from 1422.