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“Legacy of the Lake People”

Bay of the Bones Museum
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Ranked #9 of 49 things to do in Ohrid
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

The Bay of the Bones Museum is a replica of a village built on poles in the lake, dating from the Bronze and early Iron Age. It's lovely to wander around the little houses, which seem very comfortable despite their primitiveness, and imagine what life was like back then.

Take a picnic up the hill which has plenty of sheltered picnic tables and enjoy the view over the lake, the Roman walls and the museum. The ticket man was one of the friendliest we've ever met - he even offered us his last chocolate biscuits! A wonderful day out!

3  Thank pidorka
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Reviewed August 4, 2012

during our stay in Macedonia we made a boat-trip over Lake Ohrid. One of the stops was the Bay of Bones. As we only had 30 minutes or so to explore the grounds I can't give an in-depth report but it was nice to walk around the reconstructed 1500 B.C. settlement.

Fair prices for ice-cream and food in the museum shop.

as our boat docked inside the museum I have no info on the entrance fee (we paid for the whole boat-trip including all entrances).

1  Thank Peter B
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Reviewed July 2, 2012

Recently enthusiastic historians and archeologists established a reconstruction of a prehistoric settlement in lake Ohrid, just a few km south of the town.
They clearly have done a lot of effort to give these houses a lively feel and it is nice to walk around.
There is a small museum in the site with artefacts found here.
A reconstructed site of a roman fort is a good place for a picnic.

Thank nielshartgers
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Reviewed June 22, 2012

Attached on the lake bed, at a depth ranging from 3 to 5m, an abundance of wooden piles and numerous movable archeological materials chronologically dated to the end of Bronze and beginning of Iron Age, i.e. between 1200BC to 700BC, were discovered.

The prehistoric pile dwelling settlement in the Bay of Bones was built on a platform placed on wooden piles attached to the lake bottom. A wooden bridge was connecting the settlement with the shoreline. It is presumed alike the other similar settlements at Lake Ohrid, the settlement can be dated back in the times of the initial profiling of the first tribal populations, respectively the period of coexistence of the Briges, the oldest tribal community from these area.

2  Thank Toshe_NIK
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Reviewed June 8, 2012

Well done, this new museum. A gives a good idea of the way people lived in the far past.

1  Thank AliceHendriks
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