The Archaeological Museum of Republic of North Macedonia had the honor and opportunity to once again be part of the program of the event “Strumica, city of culture” by presenting the film “Moving records of the Macedonian archeology” by the author – archaeologist Irena Kolishtrkoska Nasteva.
The DVD was released in 2011 with the support of the Ministry of Culture, the German NGO DVV and the author.
The films were made in the course of 20 years, but that does not reduce their relevance, on the contrary, it offers useful archival data for researchers from many aspects.
The content includes 11 sites from North Macedonia, with a wide chronological range from Prehistory to the Middle Ages:
– Stobi, Gradsko
– North slope, village of Grad, Delchevo region
– Vardarski rid, Gevgelija
– Tumba Pista, village of Mamutchevo, Veles region
– Pilavo, village of Burilchevo, Kochani region
– Tumba Madzari, Skopje
– Tumba, village of Stenche, Tetovo region
– Raoyal tomb, village of Brazda, Skopje
– Necropolis, village of Buchinci, Skopje – Kumanovo
– Vranjak, village of Varvara, Skopje region
– Gradishte Necropolis, Skopje Fortress (where the US Embassy is located today)
In fact, there are 11 short films from the listed archeological sites, with a total duration of an hour and a half. Each of them using a subtitle introduces the viewer to the archeological site, the chronology, the discovered archeological material that guided the excavations where the exhibits are exhibited or deposited, etc.
So far, this is the only collection of archeological short films available in three languages: Macedonian, English and Albanian.
The filming was made with an amateur camera and a great desire and love by the author to capture the research moments of the archaeologists, networked with an unstoppable enthusiasm.
It has been presented at the Archaeological Film Festivals in Podgorica, Sofia, Plovdiv and on several occasions during the celebrations of the International Archaeology Day and Museum Night.