Montenegro, Archaeological Museum

Montenegro, Archaeological Museum

In the old town of Budva, which is in the central part of the Montenegrin coast, in a stone four-story building, is the city archaeological museum. In the XIX century, the family lived in this house Zenovich, until today on the wall flaunts their family coat of arms.

Not every tourist will be attracted by a modest sign on the wall, but those who want to learn more about the history of the city of Budva, Montenegrin coast, will not spare the time spent. The Budva Archeological Museum is open to visitors in 2003, although it began as a museum in 1962. e. The bulk of the museum exhibits – more than 2500 items, was discovered during these excavations. Ceramic and glass utensils of the middle of the first millennium BC, silverware, clay dishes from the 5th to 6th centuries, gold coins and various ornaments were found here.

The museum occupies all four floors of the building. The first floor is occupied by lapidarium – a collection of stone slabs with ancient writing, also here you can see stone and glass funeral urns. On the second and third floor are various objects of everyday life and art of the Romans, Greeks, Byzantines, Slavs from the 5th century. up to the Middle Ages – it’s different kitchen utensils, ornaments, coins, cups for wine, amphorae for oil, etc.

The heart of the museum is the Illyrian bronze helmet of the 5th century. BC The fourth floor is occupied by an exposition devoted to the life of the local population from the XVIII to the beginning of the XX century.

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