Budva Necropolis

Budva, Montenegro

During the digging of the foundations for the hotel “Avala” between 1936 and 1938, several graves from the Hellenic and Roman periods were discovered, together with a lot of precious materials – especially gold and silver jewellery, different dishes, glassware, ceramics, and weapons.

The necropolis has two parts, the older one that belongs to the Hellenic period between the 4th and 1st centuries BC, and the newer one belonging to the Roman period from the 1st and 2nd centuries AD. A total of 450 graves were discovered and it is believed that the necropolis had been used for more than a millennium. Apart from in the City Museum of Budva, many objects discovered in the Budva necropolis, especially those discovered between 1936 and 1938, can now be found in many other museums in the region (Cetinje, Belgrade, Zagreb, Split), as well as in private collections.



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Njegoševa, Budva, Montenegro
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Founded: 300 BC
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Montenegro

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Ime Proizvod (19 months ago)
If it was not on google maps i would not know that this are ruins from Roman era. Beside that quite interesting from history point of view. A board with some text and explanation would be nice. Or even a sign.
Ken Weary (2 years ago)
There's sadly not much here. They are clearly old ruins but there is no marker or anything protecting them from being damaged.
Giorgos P17 (2 years ago)
Not what you are expecting. Only few rocks and one roman sign there is here.
Mladen Borovič (2 years ago)
ScrewT4ape (3 years ago)
Completely used for the advertising of the nearby cafe!
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