Friday, May 02, 2008

Macedonian archaeology receives government boost

Skupi is one of the most important archaeological sites in Macedonia and one of the largest late-ancient Roman cities on the Balkans. Its beginnings can be traced back to the first century B.C. Macedonia's Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski visited Tuesday the Skupi site, where systematic research of the former ancient Roman city kicked off a month ago with financial support provided by the Government.

Gruevski announced financial support from the Government in the field of archaeology in 2009 by investing in 11 essential sites - further uncovering of the city of Philip II - Heraklea, additional research of Stobi, Marvinci near Valandovo, the Vinica Fortress, Isar near Stip, the Tetovo and Skopje Fortress and Stibera (Prilep region).