Professor Miloje Vasić had started exploration of Vinča, and he has done archeological digging at the site between 1908-1934, which is still ongoing today, with some discontinuations in the mean time. Findings from the digging site are kept at the National Museum in Belgrade, while smaller portion of the findings is kept in Archeological Collection of Belgrade Philosophy Faculty.
Vinča embodies the very zenith of the European Neolith. The territory of today’s Serbia and Central Balkans had become European cultural centre in the period of 5300-4300 B.C., while Vinča became a huge settlement.
The archeological findings from Vinča and other Neolithic findings in these parts of Europe had changed our understanding of pre-historical humans. The remains of dug out settlements tell us a story of developing settlement culture and civilizational progress .
At the crossroads of strategic waterways and roads, Vinča had become the largest European market at the time, not only because of the value of domestic products, but also because of rare raw materials and objects that reached Vinča from Transylvania, upper parts of river Tisa, lower parts of river Danube, as well as, from the Adriatic and Aegean coasts.
The findings at the 10.5 m high archeological diggings are a proof of continuity of life till this day.
Cultural layers in Vinča hold true treasure chests of objects of great variety: tools made out of stones and animal bones, ceramic dishes for every-day use, luxurious ceramic dishes, richly decorated ritual vases, a large number of anthropomorphic and zoomorphic figurines, prosopomorphic lids, jewelry made out of various precious materials, and other objects made either in Vinča, or purchased form farther regions of Middle Europe, lower parts of river Danube, and the Mediterranean. Based on each of these findings, as well as, on architectural remains and raw materials that were used, material and spiritual culture of Vinča’s Neolith population has been reconstructed with great certainty.
Archeological findings from the diggings done by Belgrade City Museum, in 1978, are the largest part of Vinča Museum exhibition, focused on the Neolithic period. The exhibited pieces from the Copper and Bronze periods, including the ones from Middle Ages Necropolis, constitute the proof of life in the area, through millennia.
Open from April 1 until October 31/ During other months visits should be announced in advance
- Monday: closed
- Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Thursday: 12 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Guided Tours on weekend at:
10, 11:30 a.m. and 13, 14:30, 16 and 17:30 p.m.