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Bay of the Bones Museum

Gradiste, Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia
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Ranked #5 of 17 Attractions in Ohrid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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English first
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Very interesting place. One of the things you must see on the Ohrid lake. There is a little caffe close to museum with nice view. They still improving museum but even now is interesting.

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Athens, Greece
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7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

IF you are expecting real pre-historic artifacts, then .. well, don't go there. You won't find but a few. But if you want a fair representation of how people used to live before Christ (with the actual findings lying under the sea below you), if you want to wander around a village, enter reed huts and sit around their living... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This museum doesn't shelter many original remains but reconstructs the living environment of primordal Man in this region, who is supposed to have lived in a village entirely built on the water of Lake Ohrid. Even if the reconstruction might be open for discussion, it is very stimulating to pay a visit to the prehistoric habitat of fishers and hunters.... More

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51 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Museum shows, how ancient peoples of Ohrid lived here 1200 BC, just 5 meters from the bottom of the Lake Ohrid. You visit several equipped and furnished huts and animal skins (such as bear, fox, wolf etc.). The whole museum is very clean, you can find restrooms and shops also. Prehistoric settlement on the water.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Access is easy from parking lot on the main road. There is cafeteria and WC. Sunset gives excellent opportunities for nice photos. Wood-and-clay houses look sympathic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Fabulos place to visit when you are in ohrid also you coud visit st.Naum,st.Klement,zar Samoil fortress and many church's in ohrid

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15 reviews 15 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Outstanding nature, very quite place, the museum is good fun for kids and adults. Visitors can see how people lived there many many years ago. Interesting exhibition.

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Germantown, Maryland
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This was an attraction that was created and very poor follow through with education and qualified hosts to manage it. The actual site isa fantastic idea as far as what it was, but I do not think that the "modern" huts that were built and the lack of real substance to educate those who visit is obvious. I have visited... More

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Moscow, Russia
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296 attraction reviews
380 helpful votes 380 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I loved our visit to this museum. It's new and everything you expect a modern museum to be: educated yet fun, interactive and interesting. The surroundings make for a lovely walk down the small slope towards the lakeside where you can find a museum and a cafe. After that you walk through the wooden bridge towards the pillars on water... More

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Salisbury
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The site was not very busy, but well-organised (ahead of a boatload of tourists, who arrived as we left). The re-created village was really interesting, and there were some interesting artefacts on display too. Great value.

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