11TH CENTURY SPEAR FOUND IN BITOLA
A spear aimed to drive through a shied, dating from the 11th or 12th century, has been excavated for the first time in this region under Yeni Mosque in Bitola.
“It is an iron spear, 27cm-long, with a special trait at the top serving to drive through a shield. The spear will soon be conserved and presented to the public”, says Gordana Filipovska-Lazarovska, custodian in Bitola Bureau and Museum.
Archaeologists believe that the spear was used in the 11th or 12th century, during the attack and conquering of one of the three churches located in the center of former Bitola.
MD: Wonderfull find, the excavations beneath the mosque will continue.