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Ohrid - The Bay of Bones - Epilog

Hereby my very last pictures of the 24 reconstructed prehistoric huts in the Bay of Bones in Lake Ohrid.
To be completely correct, the village has been given the name 'Plocha Michov Grad' while the bay is called the 'Bay of Bones' (Заливот на коските).
The stilt house village is located on the eastern shore of Lake Ohrid near the larger (but still small) village of Petani (Пештани).

A small museum was built in 2008. Later 8 replicas of prehistoric houses were built on a platform above the lake.
Since the site had soon become one of the most visited places of the country, the government decided to expand the museum and in 2010, 16 more prehistoric huts were built.

In my main photo you see the wooden bridge that connected the platform to the mainland.
In the time of the prehistoric settlement the bridge was mobile.
With that mobile bridge, the prehistoric people could defend and protect themselves from the dangers that came from the mainland.

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Despite the fact that it is a much visited site in North Macedonia, I was the only one to get off at the bus stop, during my visit the only one in the stilt house village and of course the only one again at the bus stop to return to Ohrid.
Onward travel by bus to Sveti Naum is also possible. But I did that on another day and returned then by boat.

In total I showed three times five pictures of this location.
Although there are crowds of tourists in Ohrid town, the Bay of Bones remained little shown on TE.
In 2018, Piotr showed a photo of it and recently Malgo found photos in her immeasurably extensive archive. That archive still has a lot of secrets to reveal

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