The permanent archaeological exhibition at the House of Robev Family, that’s spanning prehistory, antiquity and the medieval period, is currently closed because there are ongoing works on its new conception, enrichment with exhibits and presentation in new, modern showcases. At the moment the visitors can see only the so-called Golden Room.
It is isolated from the overall ambience of the old urban house of Robev brothers. It is, actually, a “room” in a room. The interior has only one circular rotating showcase that fully covers the space. In the showcase is presented the reconstructed Archaic tomb 132 (6th-5th century BC), from the site at the Upper gate in Ohrid. Two cremated deceased have been buried in the grave with grave contributions made of gold, silver, bronze, amber and ceramics.
Most significant of the grave contributions are the golden burial mask and the golden hand that are pointing out the fact that in the Ohrid archaic settlement there has existed goldsmith’s workshop, which has also made and the famous golden ritual mask from the more significant Archaic necropolis “Trebenishta” near the village Gorenci, Ohrid.
Around the grave construction, of an appropriate stratigraphic level, all golden archaeological findings from the sites in Ohrid and Ohrid are presented: from Upper Gate, Samuel’s Fortress, Plaoshnik, the Old Bazaar, Trebenishta Fortress and Crvejnca-Prentov Most, which chronologically belong to the early-antique and Macedonian-Hellenic period (4th/3rd-2nd century BC), the time of the so-called “Gold centuries” of Lychnitida (today’s Ohrid-Struga region). At the corners of the Golden Room, next to the rotating showcase, all the other gold archaeological objects, discovered in the archaeological sites of the Ohrid region, with chronological background of the Antique and the medieval period are exposed. A total of 475 golden and gilded archaeological artifacts are exposed here (along with the 28 made of of silver, bronze, iron, glass, amber and ceramics from the grave 132).