Kosovo Artifacts At The Balkan Deities Exhibition

By: Valon Xoxa    April 7, 2015

Figurines and  ritual vessels have represented Kosovo at the “deities of the Balkans” exhibition held on March at the National Archaeological Museum in France. This event has been considered a good opportunity for the presentation of Kosovo’s archaeological heritage dating back to prehistory. Furthermore this has been the first time Kosovo is represented as a state at an international exhibition of archaeological values.

The exhibits date back to the Neolithic era middle and late Neolithic, from 5500 years old up to 4 thousand years BC. This event is highly symbolic and brings an array of benefits for Kosovo’s image globally, for Paris is the city where the headquarters of UNESCO are located. Thus, it presents a good opportunity to show the willingness of Kosovo in cooperating closely in the field of culture with global organizations.

The exhibition was prepared by Mr. Izri Gashi, photographs by Enver Bylykbashi while the works concerning the geographical maps are done by Tomor Cela. The exhibition has also been published in a catalog of three languages, Albanian, French and English.

Valon Xoxa

Valon Xoxa is a staff member of Kosovodiaspora.org. He holds a bachelor degree from Westminster College (MO) in Cultural Anthropology and Sociology. Currently resides in Prishtina, and is a freelance contributor and editor at KosovoDiaspora.org. With an interest in contemporary culture, he seeks to find and incorporate articles from the Kosovar Diaspora that would shed light upon the interesting characteristics of this important global community. He has published a research article through UNDP’s School on Human Development titled “Mobility and Public Participation: A Case Study of the Kosovar Diaspora”, where a rather interesting Andersonian perspective is taken at understanding the Internet as a national identity creation medium.

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