Julka Kuzmanović-Cvetković

 Julka Kuzmanovic-Cvetkovic, an archaeologist at the National Museum Toplice in Prokuplje.

Bborn in 1954, in Southern Serbia. In Kursumlija shi finished elementary and high school with honors. Faculty of Philosophy, archeology group shi enrolled in 1973 graduated in 1977.  Sins 1979. Julka work as a museum  curator in National museum of Toplica.

The practice of archeology for me was discovering the past, the search for a man who lived before us and not just the excavation and documentation. "As a curator, I think that the museum is a place where the visitor and the exhibits and purpose of this transaction. The museum is a lively place where you speak, where there is constant contact visitors and employees, the museum belongs to all of us.

My most important project is the archaeological park Pločnik, the revival of Neolithic settlements through the reconstruction of houses and living in them. Everything is done with the help of the local community, tourism organizations (donors). Our open-air museum is alive, that's where visitors can speak loudly,can  touch all and get involved in activities. I am happy that we have workshops for children and when I see that they enjoy while learning history."

 

Abstrakt

Toplica je region na jugu Srbije,okružem planinama Kopaonik sa severa,  Jastrebac sa severostoka i Radan sa juga. Reka Toplica koja povezuje region, dobila je ime po toplim, mineralnim izvorima. Poznato je da su prve kaptaže mineralne vode pravljene još u neolitu,  jedna je otkrivena u selu Viča kod Prokuplja.

Iz vremena Rimljana, na prostoru Toplice je otkriven značajan broj termi /velike gradske terme u Prokuplju, terme u Merovcu, Bacu, Berilju /. Kupanje i  masaže  su bili sastavni deo svakodnevice, rimski gađani su u termama provodili svako popodne.

Najznačajniji centar je svakako Aque bass... današnja Kuršumlijska banja. Još je krajem XiX veka na području banje otkriveno nekoliko spomenika koji ukazuju na korišćenje banje, izdvajamo spomenik posvećen nimfama, podignut od strane zahvalnog oca čija je ćerka izlečena banjskim vodama. Na području Banje je otkriveno više građevina, velika nekropola sa zidanim grobnicama ali prava istraživanja tek predstoje.