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Neolithic Jewel

Likemost big capital cities, Skopje has a boring motorway entrance with industrial zones slowly giving way to suburban settlements, which become denser and more interesting as one approaches the centre. Yet, untypically, among those grey areas,there lies the unique Neolithic settlement of Tumba Madzari located in the remote suburbof Madzari. It was discovered in 1961 during the construction of the motorway. As the area had been densely built up, the site was not excavated by the Museum of Macedonia until1978. Because of the existing construction, much of the area still has not been properly explored, but the initial findings were sufficient proof of the significance of the site.Three distinct levels corresponding to three different periods have been excavated. Read more…