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Discover Styberra at the Archaeological Museum

Have you ever wondered what life was like in ancient Macedonia?

Do you want to see the amazing artifacts and structures that reveal the secrets of this ancient civilization?

If so, you won’t want to miss the stunning exhibition, “Stibera: 70 Years of Archaeological Research”, at the Archaeological Museum in Skopje.

When to visit ancient city of STYBERRA at the Archaeological Museum?

From May 25th, 2023, to November 25th, 2023, visitors will have the unique opportunity to delve into the rich history of this ancient city through the remarkable findings unearthed during seven decades of meticulous archaeological excavations.

Archeological Museum
Archeological Museum in Skopje

Step into the fascinating world of ancient Stibera as the Archaeological Museum presents its much-anticipated exhibition, “Stibera: 70 Years of Archaeological Research.”

How Archaeologists Uncovered the Mysteries of Ancient Stibera

This exhibition showcases the remarkable discoveries made by archaeologists over seven decades in the ancient city of Stibera, located near Prilep.

Stibera was one of the most important cities in ancient Macedonia, founded in the 4th century BC and abandoned in the 6th century AD.

The Archaeological Museum in Skopje embarked on the first systematic archaeological excavations of Stibera in 1953. These initial explorations marked the beginning of a captivating journey into the past.

Subsequent archaeological research continued in 1959 under the auspices of the Institute and Museum in Prilep, which has dedicated itself to the exploration and preservation of Stibera’s heritage ever since.

Through the collaborative efforts of the two institutions, the exhibition “Stibera: 70 Years of Archaeological Research” provides an integral presentation of the city’s history, shedding light on the lives of its inhabitants.

The extensive collection of discovered buildings and the captivating archaeological material featured in the exhibition stand as some of the most significant and recognizable finds in Macedonian archaeology.

A Unique Opportunity to Learn About Ancient Stibera

For the first time, the general public will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the vibrant history of Stibera, gaining insights into the city’s past through a diverse array of archaeological objects.

Styberra, ancient city
Styberra, ancient city

The exhibition brings together artifacts and structures that tell the story of Stibera, serving as a testament to the ingenuity and creativity of its ancient citizens.

The realization of the “Stibera: 70 Years of Archaeological Research” exhibition has been made possible with the generous financial support of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of North Macedonia through the Annual Program for financing projects of national interest for 2023.

This vital funding underscores the commitment of the government to the preservation and promotion of the country’s rich cultural heritage.

As you walk through the exhibition, you will be transported back in time

Marveling at the wealth of historical treasures that have been painstakingly excavated and preserved.

From intricate pottery and ornate jewelry to architectural fragments and everyday objects, each artifact offers a glimpse into the daily life, customs, and achievements of the ancient Stiberians.

Styberra artefacts, museum, Skopje
Styberra objects

The exhibition not only celebrates the achievements of archaeologists who have dedicated their lives to uncovering the secrets of Stibera but also serves as a reminder of the immense value of archaeological research in unraveling the mysteries of their collective past.

It is a testament to the enduring spirit of discovery and the ongoing efforts to preserve and present cultural heritage for generations to come.

Information for tickets

    • The ticket for the exhibition “Stibera, 70 years of archaeological research” costs 50 denars (around 1 euro).
    • For children up to 7 years of age, for socially endangered persons, for children from homes for orphans, for persons with special needs, the entrance is free.
    • Admission to organized visits for primary and secondary school students is also free.
    • The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday (except holidays) from 10.00 to 18.00.
    • You can buy the last ticket until 17:00

If you want to know more about how to get there read this: Archaeological Museum of the Republic Macedonia and 5 Must-Visit Museums in Skopje 

Whether you are history enthusiast or simply curious about the ancient world, “Stibera: 70 Years of Archaeological Research” promises an enriching and immersive experience.

Make sure to mark your calendars and witness the culmination of decades of archaeological investigations at the Archaeological Museum.

The exhibition promises to be a remarkable celebration of Stibera’s vibrant past and the enduring spirit of exploration and preservation that fuels the field of archaeology.

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