ZAGREB, March 11 (Hina) – A series of events dedicated to Lumbarda Psephisma, a stone inscription about the founding of an Ancient Greek settlement on the southern Croatian island of Korčula, will start on 13 March, and includes nine lectures about the archaeological heritage of the municipality of Lumbarda located on the eastern tip of the island.
A hundred and forty years ago, segments of the monument were discovered, which represents the founding document for the establishment of a colony which was set up by the Greeks from the nearby island of Vis, at around the 3rd century BC, the head of the Archaeological Museum in Zagreb, Sanjin Mihelić said on Monday while presenting the findings of the current archaeological activities on Korčula and results of the reconstruction of the monument.
Lumbarda Psephisma is the oldest stone inscription found on Croatian soil. It also contains information about the allotment of land among the then Greek settlers on the island of Korčula.
Croatian-Greek cultural cooperation
Next spring, the Zagreb museum will prepare an exhibition about this matter in the National Archaeological Museum of Athens, and the event has been prepared within the bilateral cooperation between Croatia and Greece.
That exhibition about Lumbarda Psephisma will be the culmination of cultural cooperation during Croatia’s chairmanship of the European Union in the first half of 2020.
Greek Ambassador to Croatia, Stavros Tsiepas, congratulated the Zagreb museum’s director and the team of archaeologists and researchers engaged in the digs and presentation of the relevant finds.