Mayor of Podgorica Miomir Mugosa, president of Montenegrin academy of sciences and arts Momir Djurovic, director of British school from Rome Endru Wallace Hadrill and the director of the Institute for archeology of the University “Carlo Bo” Sergio Rinaldi Tuffi have signed yesterday an agreement about examination, digging, and revalorization of archeological spot Duklja.
– The goal of the project, which has been named “Parallel 42”, is the promotion of tourism in the Adriatic region through affirmation of cultural and archeological goods. As a part of that project they have predicted a range of connected activities for protection, valorization, and international tourist presentation of the archeological spots – said Mugosa.
Mayor pointed out that the capital city is taking part in the project with 50.000 euros, while the Italian institute will invest 246.000 euros.
– Duklja forum is the most interesting forum in all Rome provinces. We should secure the comeback of tourists to this antique town, and it is important that we start with geophysical researches in order to establish what exactly is under the ground – pointed out Tuffi who has suggested that a topographic shooting of the zone should also be done.
Hadrill stressed that there are tourist motifs, which demand that Duklja should be taken seriously, but that also it is important to study and return the past.
Djurovic expressed his hope that financial means will no longer be a problem and that there will be more projects that will be carried out in joint efforts.
Mayor of Podgorica stressed that there is a problem of passage of railroad through the archeological occurrence but he said that there are modern technologies which will help them to find the compromise.
According to the words of Mugosa the exhibits found in this locality will remain in the property of the state and will be found in the museum in Podgorica.
– None of us has the intention of taking away any fragment from this spot, because that is opposite to principles of modern archeology – said Hadrill.