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OPENING OF THE KAMENICA TUMULUS AS A NEW CULTURAL HERITAGE SITE





On June 27th, 2007 took place the opening of the Tumulus of Kamenica as a new cultural heritage site, the newest in Albania.



The Tumulus was rescued and excavated by the Albanian Rescue Archaeology Unit () in collaboration with the Institute of Archaeology between 2000 and 2002. The project has been totally funded by the Packard Humanities Institute.





The works to raise and equip the museum’s building, to arrange the landscape, and to clean again the archaeological structures was conducted intensively from the beginning of the year till before the opening.











At the opening participated a very large number of people and representative of institutions such as the Korça prefecture, the municipality of Kamenica, the Institute of Archaeology, and the Butrint Foundation.



The public included professionals of the field such as members of the Institute of Archaeology, and of local people interested in the cultural heritage of their region.





Of particular importance was the presence of scholars from University of California at Los Angeles, Florida State University, University of Sheffield. The event had a good echo also in the media.



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Calendar of Activities

March 8th, 2008: “The Role of the Woman through the centuries, and Women from Korça who have left their mark in History”.
March 8th - 10th, 2008: Display of the original skeletons of the mother and baby which came to light after 2500 years.
April 19th, 2008: Round table “Experimental archaeology: involvement and proposals”.
May 17th, 2008: The Tumulus of Kamenica in a painter’s eyes.
June 28th, 2008: Celebration of the 1st anniversary of the opening of the Archaeological Site and Museum of Kamenica.