Experience Skopje’s impressive Stone Age history like never before by immersing yourself in the vibrant prehistoric period with a visit to the Tumba Mazdari site located in the heart of the city. Step back in time and explore the Stone Age era firsthand at the Neolithic village and Open-air Museum “Tumba Madzari” with me. Take part in a fun and interactive gamified journey to learn more about the fascinating history of Skopje’s unique prehistoric period.
Do you know that the Neolithic period’s open-air museum holds a special fig tree at its center? When the season comes, I am inviting you to learn how to make a libation with its delicious fruits. Let me ask you a question. Have you ever performed a libation before? Whether you’re religious or interested in ancient pagan rituals, this expereince will teach you everything you need to know about this time-honored practice. And, of course, you’ll have a chance to join us in a prayer to the extremely famous Mother Goddess for a bountiful harvest. 🌿🍸
Our gamified activities promises a unique experience that blends interpretation, education, and entertainment. You’ll leave with newfound knowledge and a deeper appreciation for the sacred tradition of the Stone Age. Join me on this experience where you’ll explore the universal principles connecting us all while uncovering the secrets of the ancient rituals. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable adventure in Tumba Majari! 🌞🌳🍂
This experience is extremely kids friendly!
- Take a leisurely walk through the prehistoric landscape to discover the secrets of the Stone Age.
- Encounter the fascinating figures such as the famous Mother Goddess who have shaped the history of early human civilization.
- Enter into the reconstucted Neolithic houses and explore the tools, weapons, and artifacts used by the ancient ancestors.
- Learn about the diverse ways of life and cultural practices of Stone Age communities.
- Imagine the daily routines and survival strategies of the Stone Age people by visiting their reconstructed dwellings.
- Listen to the stories of human resilience, creativity, and adaptation that have been passed down through the ages.
👥 Group size – variable
📅 Includes – Photos, Maps, Direction cards and Tasks to solve
💻 Media – Maps, Drawings, Videos
🗨 Hosted in English
🎁 Gift: books in English about Macedonian Neolithic art will be delivered to your e-mail immediately after the experience
Meeting point: Tumba Madzari
Time: On request
Storyteller: Prehistoric archaeologist, certified heritage interpreter and licensed tour guide
Getting around: Walking
Price base on:
Number of participants 1-4 5-10 10+
Price per group €100 €150 €15/person
Family price base on:
2 adults + 1 child (up to 12) – €80
2 adults + 2 children (up to 12) – €85
2 adults + 3 children (up to 12) – €90
FAQ about Neolithic village and Open-air Museum “Tumba Mazdari”
The questions are answered by Vasilka Dimitrovska, MSci in prehistoric archaeology who will be your host at the Neolithic village
Q: Are the houses real?
A: The 6 houses at the open-air museum are made in 2008 for the educational and tourist promotion of the Neolithic site “Tumba Madzari”. Their visualization and 3-D reconstruction is shaped upon the original houses excavated at the same site. Next to the open-air museum, just on the other side of the fence is actually the original archaeological site from the Neolithic period, but there are no houses over there. This is mainly due to the fact that when a house from the Stone Age is discovered, usually the floors are most often preserved and the upper part of the house is destroyed because is made from the organic material.
Q: Does the artefacts in the houses are original?
A: The artefact in the houses are replicas made upon the originals discovered at the “Tumba Madzari” archaeological site in a time span of 50 years of exploration. There is a variety of items at the display, and they are different in every house. It is possible to touched them, make a photo or video, but only if the you are very careful considering that this is an open-air museum exhibit.