MEDIEVAL PAVILION

Two halls on the second floor of the Museum are put at disposal for the medieval pavilion. The variety of the exhibited objects aims to provide an overall picture of the material culture, created within the territories of Albania and to invite the visitor in a historical itinerary, following the chronology of  the crucial events that took place in our territory, for a period merged from Late Antiquity until the Byzantine and Ottoman period. As a result, most representative objects of these periods eras are included in the pavilion, with a brief interpretation that integrates the historical context, which produced them.

The XII-XIV centuries make up the most fundamental period of Albanian history and during this period our territory takes on a special importance, as evidenced by the Byzantine treasury found in Kuçovë. At a local point of view, during this period took place the first state formations like the Princi pality of Arber (12th century), principality of Karl Topia (1359-1388), etc., whose borders even though conventional and motional, comprise the historical scene where the events of the time would develop.

A special object in the pavilion is the Epitaf of Gllavenica, which dates back to 1373. A special angle in the pavilion is occupied by the Albanian pashaliks:

Shkodra Pashaliks in north, with the Bushat family in charge and Ioannina Pashaliks in south, with Ali Pasha Tepelena in charge. In showcases are exposed original handcrafted weapons.

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