Reference Code I/2-98
Title On the traces of centuries
Synopsis Centuries-old oaks covering the ancient city. Geologists setting up the tents. A high wall, 2 meters near Konispoli at Cuka. The city is canalized and has stairs. Even the valley of Mati was used for archaeological discoveries before water was poured. Interesting objects such as knives, Illyrian axes are found. At the beginning, there are some drawn pictures that show the processing of minerals by the Illyrians. Coins, weapons, helmets, shields and armour of the Illyrians. Ornament of Illyrian women. Drawings, Illyrians working in clay pots. Clay pot with the tail up. (266. 40 m) . A house was discovered at one of the rich neighbourhoods of the city, it is thought to have belonged to a high-ranking government official. The rooms of this house were decorated with marble tiles and colourful mosaics. The motifs of the mosaics are taken from popular myths. The Beauty of the sea, Aeneid. The city has a sewage system, the house has a heating system, bathroom, etc. Sculptures were discovered: a child’s head, the body of Apollo, Demosthenes, the bust of a philosopher, the statue of Athena. Outside the city walls are the tombs. Ornaments that were placed on the dead were found in the graves. Clay vessels were found in some graves, which were used to put the ashes of the dead. All these elements show the ancient culture of our people. Apollonia, its view from far and near. University geological expedition assisted by Soviet Union archaeologist. An official building is revealed here. 5 sculptures were found. Selim Islami and the Soviet geologist, take part in this expedition.
Screenwriter Hasan Ceka Selim Islami
Director Shkelzen Shala
Composer Ismail Balla
Camera Agim Fortuzi Koco Tollko, op/zeri
Editing Irena Harito
Category Documentaries
Year 1960
Release date 1960
Reels 2
Lenght (in minutes) 14
Country of origin Shqiperi
Shooting locations
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