World Bulletin / News Desk
Skopje Fortress, in Skopje, the capital of Macedonia, will be an "Ottoman Museum".
Announced by Macedonia Ministry of Culture, as one of the most important fortresses in Balkans, Skopje Fortress will be a museum where pieces from Ottoman era will be exhibited by 2013.
With the project, the fortress will meet with Ottoman heritage after a 100-year break.
Macedonia Cultural Heritage Protection Office Director Pasko Kuzman told AA correspondent on Thursday that they plan to revive the fortress with the project which they gave a start 15 days ago and plan to finish in 4 months. He said that there will be another museum and a medieval church next to the Ottoman Museum as part of the project.
Telling that they cooperate with Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism and Turkish International Cooperation Agency in related projects, Kuzman also added that they would like to have a copy of the Sarcophagus of Alexander (legendary king of Macedonia) that is considered as the most important artifact in the Istanbul Archaeological Museum.
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