UNEARTHING OF ANCIENT CITY OF KING FILIP II IN OHRID
The department of prehistory of the Ohrid Museum institute have started with researching and unearthing at the archeological site above the Sv.Erazmo church at the northern entrance of the city of Ohrid, where, according to Pasko Kuzman, the ancient settlement of the Macedonian tribe, the Engelani, can be found.
It's about a very important site which for the first time has been researched by German archeologists in the year of 1931. It is assumed that the fortress on the site has been built by the powerfull Macedonian king, Filip II, the father of Alexander the Great, on his first visit to the Ohrid region (Lihnitida), when he expanded the Macedonian kingdom.
According to the researchers, the fortress has been build with huge megalithic stone bloks of about 2 meters long and 90 centimeters wide. Because of the use of these materials, the fortress has been called; "the Cyclop walls".
The project, which has been named; Engelana, will continue in three fases in the next five years. The first fase will costs about 60 million denars. The site is planned to be a big tourist destination when finished.