Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Bitola, Macedonia: Archaeologists Stumble Upon Ancient Necropolises During Stadium Reconstruction   
28 June 2010 | During the reconstruction works of the Tumbe Kafe stadium and recreational zone in Macedonia’s south-western town of Bitola, archaeologists have found necropolises, most likely dating to the third century.

“All construction activities have been halted in order to examine the artefacts. The skeletons might belong to Christians, but the possibility of their being pagan is not ruled out either. It is believed that necropolises originate from the third century, because the deceased had been buried underground since,” archaeologist Gordana Filipovska-Lazarovska told national media today.

The archaeologists working at the site believe that the area might yield other archaeological findings. Therefore, they intend to ask for assistance and support at the national level, in order to continue their research.

Before construction activities were halted, the reconstruction of the Tumbe Kafe stadium and recreational zone was financed by the local self-government and international donations.

Tumbe Kafe Stadium is a multi-use stadium, which is currently used mostly for football matches. It is is the home stadium of FK Pelister and has a seating capacity of 6,100 people.

Read more about Macedonia
Use's tips to organize your trip to Macedonia




Macedonia to Open Ten Representative Wine Shops

28 February 2014 | In its efforts to boost the growing local wine industry, the government of Republic of Macedonia announced an ambitious project - to support the establishment of ten representative wine shops in the major towns across the country, and to cover good part of their running costs during the first three years. Full Story

Curiosity Chest

Put on a mask and say a dirty joke in Strumica, Macedonia

25 February 2014 | Next week the vivid carnival of Strumica, Macedonian Republic, will take place. Visitors from Turkey, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Albania and Montenegro are expected to arrive for this unique Balkan event – dressed in eccentric costumes and wearing colorful masks, to take part in the festive procession. Full Story

Useful Reads

Through Another Europe (2009) | Edited by Andrew Hammond

When Henry Blount journeyed through Bosnia in the 1630s, two things struck him: the purity of the water and the great height of the Bosnians, which, he noted, “made me suppose them the offspring of those old Germans noted by Tacitus and Caesar for their huge size.”
Full Story


Toshe Proeski’s Posthumous Album Released in Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia

27 January 2008 | The debut English album of Toshe Proseki, Macedonia’s beloved pop singer, was released posthumously on Sunday in order to mark 28 years from his birth.
Full Story