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Lake Ohrid is one of the oldest and deepest lake in Europe. It is shared between Albania and North Macedonia and is part of World Heritage List, protected by UNESCO. This page aims to protect this property through different projects. The first project was "Towards strengthened governance of the shared transboundary natural and cultural heritage of the Lake Ohrid region", co-funded by European Union and Albanian Ministry of Environment and implemented by UNESCO.
The actual project is titted: Evidence based campaign on protecting Lake Ohrid", implemented by DMO ALBANIA and supported by Co-Plan, through scheme: Financial Support to third parties in the framework of EU-Funded project: ENV.Net Factoring the environment portfolio for WB and Turkey in the EU Policy Agenda, financed by European UNION.
Showing posts with label lake Ohrid underwater. Show all posts
Showing posts with label lake Ohrid underwater. Show all posts

Monday, November 27, 2017

Zbulohen anije të shumta të mbytura afër Strugës/ Sunken ships discovered underwater Lake Ohrid

Sunken ships discovered underwater Lake Ohrid, close to Struga

Divers from the Aquatec Diving Club explored the sunken ships in Ohrid Lake. The ships date from the First World War, and are presumed to have been sunk that time.
The number of ships has not been accurately determined and has not yet been sufficiently documented, leaving room for further research. The information shows that these ships were used for transport large loads.
The ships are located on the shore beside the city of Struga and are at a depth of between 6 and 7 meters, more than 1000 meters from the coast.
The team of Aquatec together with the underwater archaeologist Nikola Paskali will continue to research, document and promote this site.


Zbulohen anije të shumta të mbytura afër Strugës

Zhytës nga klubi Aquatec po eksplorojnë dhe dokumentojnë anijet e fundosura në liqenin e Ohrit. Anijet datojnë nga Lufta e Parë Botërore dhe supozohet se janë zhytur qëllimisht.
Numri i anijeve nuk është përcaktuar saktë dhe ende nuk është dokumentuar mjaftueshëm, duke lënë hapësirë për kërkime të mëtejshme. Shumë informacione tregojne se ato janë përdorur për të transportuar ngarkesa të mëdha.
Anijet janë të vendosura në breg, pranë qytetit të Strugës dhe janë në një thellësi midis 6 dhe 7 metra, më shumë se 1000 metra nga bregu.
Ekipi i Aquatec së bashku me arkeologun nënujor Nikola Paskali do të vazhdojnë të hulumtojnë, dokumentojnë dhe promovojnë këtë faqe.

Nikola Paskali; 
Daniel Atanasovski

Source: https://www.facebook.com/pg/AkvatekDiving/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1511087385611060

Monday, August 28, 2017

The ancient history concealed in Europe’s oldest lake- BBC

The ancient history concealed in Europe’s oldest lake -  This was the tittle of documentary published in BBC Travel about the Lake Ohrid, the oldest lake in Europe.

"To the naked eye, Lake Ohrid’s charm lies in its alluring landscape above water – but its real beauty lies beneath the surface" says the Journalist of BBC Programme Travel Show. 

She says that not only the Lake is so old, but the environment around is ancient too. Ohrid itself is a city created in the fourth century before Christ. 
The main interest for high visitors is the history of this region - says one of the interviewers for BBC.
The citizens of Ohrid feel proud about the history of the area, and they are very aware of protection and promotion the values of Lake Ohrid Region.

BBC continues the report with a visit to Bay of Bones, which was created to call back the old times, the houses and the life during ancient times. 

But the best part of the documentary is the amazing rich underwater archaeology of Lake Ohrid. You don't have to go very deep to see with your eyes some of the objects which belong to 3000 years ago.

The Journalist went diving with the specialists of Diving Center close to Bay of Bones, and they found some old objects, belonging to communities living  by this lake for centuries. Worth mentioning that underwater Archaeology is totally unexplored on the other side of Lake Ohrid in Albania where valuable relics are thought to be found. See more: https://lakeohrid.blogspot.al/2017/04/archaeological-underwater-world-of-lake.html

This Lake is part of World Heritage list, as one of few mixed properties, for cultural and natural heritage. Now a project financed by EU and Albanian Ministry of Environment implemented by UNESCO is working to inscribe the Albanian part of Lake Ohrid to World Heritage List, so the trans boundary lake be part of this list as a whole, and protected as such. 

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