100 Years of Trebenishte, an exhibition dedicated to a century’s worth of excavations at the archeological site near Ohrid, will open at the Archaeological Museum of North Macedonia on Thursday and run through late August.
The exhibit features the golden masks discovered at the Trebenishte necropolis dating from the sixth century B.C. in addition to artifacts on loan from the national museums of Serbia and Bulgaria.
More than 400 bronze, silver, gold, ceramic, amber, and glass items will be shown. They are all described in detail in the 408-page exhibition catalog produced by the Museum and including 26 expert commentaries by contributors from North Macedonia, Bulgaria, Serbia, the Czech Republic, and Germany.
The exhibition was curated by Pero Ardzhanliev from Skopje, Vera Krstic from Belgrade and Krsto Tchukalev from Sofia to mark 100 years since the accidental discovery of the Trebenishte site near Ohrid on March 20, 1918.
The 100 Years of Trebenishte project is a collaboration between North Macedonia’s Archaeological Museum; Ohrid’s Institute for Protection of Monuments of Culture and Museum; Serbia’s National Museum, and Bulgaria’s National Archaeological Museum.
After Skopje, the exhibit will travel to Sofia and Belgrade.
Plans are also underway to organize shows in other European cities, such as Paris, Berlin, Vienna, and Zagreb.