Photographer's Note

‘Ohrid - Welcome to the Bay of Bones’

My main photo is not everything that defines the site and only a simple invitation to look further at the photos in the WS and to read what is in the note. I kept the note ‘relatively’ short.

The Bay of Bones museum that can be visited today is a partial reconstruction of a large prehistoric complex.
Archaeological investigations between 1997 and 2005 showed that a large number of excavated remains pointed to a massive settlement on Lake Ohrid.
The prehistoric settlement occupied 8.500 square meters and was supported by 10.000 wooden piles that were all anchored to the lake bed.

It concerns a settlement from the very end of the Bronze Age and the beginning of the Iron Age. This means that the settlement was there between 1200 and 700 BC (so over 3.000 years ago).
Around that period Lake Ohrid was quite shallow allowing for a massive wooden structure to be erected above the water.

Why that name?
The name Bay of Bones is fairly accurate.
The excavations provided a large number of animal remains. Also fragmented but well preserved vessels.

The findings pointed out to a highly developed settlement.
A small prehistoric town that was neatly constructed above the water and connected to land by a number of small, but sturdy bridges.

Information from:

The Bay of Bones is located on the eastern shore of Lake Ohrid, about halfway between Ohrid and Sveti Naum.

I have more pictures for next time.

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Paul VDV (PaulVDV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6881 W: 24 N: 16192] (63402)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2018-07-18
  • Exposure: f/0.1, 1/21 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2022-01-29 23:59
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Points: 38
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