Vučedol Archaeological Park will be the backbone of tourism in Slavonia and Baranja
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September 19, 2021 – The Vučedol Archaeological Park project was presented to the Vučedol Culture Museum to present the events that will follow over the next two years.
Namely, this vast project includes the construction, reconstruction and revitalization of the archaeological site, communal and restoration infrastructure, and the tourism promotion of the entire project over an area of just over 28 hectares, reports HRTurizam. .
“The Vučedol Archaeological Park project is designed as a platform, backbone and initiator of a complex program of systematic interdisciplinary research of the Vučedol archaeological site, which extends the Vučedol area. It presents itself as an archaeological-historical center, but also a tourist-catering and sports-recreational center, “said the director of the Vučedol Museum of Culture, Mirela Hutinec.
At the future site there will be a planetarium, an information point and a scientific research center, a restaurant, a Vučedol cattle presentation area, a museum square, a Vučedol labyrinth and a playground for children. children, reconstruction of the settlement of Megaron and Vučedol, a house on stilts on Orlov otok, and passenger and communal harbor for boats. These are big projects which, when carried out, will be the backbone of tourism in Slavonia and Baranja and an important place for scientists and researchers.
The specific objectives of the project are to preserve the archaeological site of Vučedol and to enrich the cultural (archaeological) and tourist offer by using creative, innovative and technologically advanced solutions in the education, presentation and promotion of the Archaeological Park of Vučedol.
The partners of this vital project are the Croatian Ministry of Culture and Media, the city of Vukovar, the public institution Vukovar Port Authority and the Vukovar Tourist Board. The value of the project is 117,299,998.51 kuna, of which 85%, or 99,704,998.72 kuna, are grants from the European Regional Development Fund.
In the entire Vučedol locality, after 40 years of systematic research, only 10 to 12% of the area has been explored. Thus, we can always expect new knowledge about Vučedol culture.
“In Europe, the highest level of civilization was developed by the Vučedol culture, which began here on Vučedol about three thousand years ago. As far as we know, it is the oldest locality of the Vučedol culture. , and it all started from this region. Here we have the oldest Indo-European calendar, excavated from the site of Vinkovci. If we can recognize it and read it, then we have the oldest illustrated letter from Indo -Europe, ”said Professor Aleksandar Durman, who has worked on cultural Vučedol research for many years.
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