Bay of the Bones Museum, Ohrid

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Explore Macedonia's ancient history at Bay of the Bones Museum, a reconstructed lake dwelling with elements from Ohrid's Bronze Age, Iron Age, and Roman civilizations. Walk across the wooden bridge to the pile dwellings, built on a platform on the lake, and see a wide array of artifacts on display that were found on the lakebed. Get up-close looks at pottery, tools, and other household objects inside the main building on the shore, itself a remnant from Roman times. As you wander the village, imagine the way its residents would have lived thousands of years ago, surviving off the resources around the lake and sheltering in their clay and reed huts. Keep in mind that the museum is in an outdoor setting, so dress appropriately. Put Bay of the Bones Museum on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Ohrid tourist route planner.
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  • It is definitely must visit attraction in Ohrid.Especialy with children. Very picturescue. It is not authentic, but rebuilt really authentically. There is also a small coffeteria and bar in the museum...  more »
  • Magnificent. Visit. C is a great place. Very nice surprise. On-site restaurant with a beautiful setting.
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  • Zaista impozantno mesto gde se moze videti kako je se zivelo u 14 om veku , i sve je tako lepo ocuvano. 
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  • Ancient site which was restored with love. A nice place to visit whether or not a you're interested in history, the ambient and the view are well worth it!
  • Good to visit prehistoric reenactment of living quarters with a nice small museum of findings in the bay of VII-XII century BCE ceramics. Also a Roman era fortress.
  • Very nice history site to visit, Roman fortress is not much (besides a good view), but ancient houses are a great thing to see if you love history.
  • It's a very interesting place to visit and to see how beautiful and clean the Ohrid Lake is in this part.
  • Beautiful place and well kept.. Shame about all of the litter in the surrounding sres and no swimming permitted ..helpful guy ( Alex) on the entrance