Four kilometers from the center of Podgorica, on a wide plateau between the rivers Morača, Zeta, and Širijana, there are the remains of ancient Doclea, dating back to the first decade of the 1st century AD.

From the 4th century, on the eastern side of the city, a space emerges where Christians live, and churches and a large episcopal basilica are built. Some valuable examples of discovered funerary inventory – ceramic and glass vessels, jewelry pieces, tools, weapons, and currency – make up part of the permanent display at the City Museum. Ancient Doclea was introduced to global archaeology with the discovery of the famous Podgorica Cup, which is now preserved in the Russian Hermitage Museum. The first archaeological excavations began at the end of the 19th century and have continued to this day.

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