Ancient Necropolis in Budva (Hellenistic and Roman): Protection Systems and the Potential for Cultural and Tourist Valorization
Key words: Budva, Ancient necropolis, protection, touristic valorization potential, cultural good.
Special value of Montenegrin cultural heritage are the immovable cultural goods, among which archaeological sites stand out, as they point out rich history, tradition and legacy of this area. Furthermore, they indicate about the effect of different cultures, multiconfessionalism and multi ethnicity which represents an important element of contemporary Montenegrin culture, its cultural politics, sustainable development and national being, in general. For that very reason their protection is of extreme importance in order to preserve the authentic form for the future generations. Contemporary system of protection of the cultural heritage in Montenegro is based on the institutional and normative frame, principles of conservation and measures of protection which are synced with international standards.
One of the most significant archaeological sites in Montenegro are Ancient necropolis in Budva (Hellenistic and Roman) which were found by accident in the thirties during the last century. Numerous objects made of gold, silver, glass and delicate ceramics and many more specimens found in this site represent unique and representative finding of this kind, not only in Montenegro but much wider. Due to extreme cultural value they possess they are protected by the law and assigned with the status cultural property of national importance.
Main purpose of this work is to point out multiple importance of Ancient necropolis of Budva that, beside their visible cultural, historical and scientific values, possess also the economic potential that is not yet valorized enough.