The panel ”Novo Brdo – between historical truth and political lies” was held at the Cultural and Educational Center ”Bozidar Mitrovic Sandor ” in Silovo on Friday evening.
Speaking about the attempt to turn the cathedral of the Serbian Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas into a Catholic church, history professor Dr. Bozidar Zarkovic underlined that it is ”fake” and that there are ”no scientific basis and historical evidence” to support such claims.
”It is a cathedral temple which was the seat of the Bishop of Novo Brdo and Gracanica at one point, and whose grandeur can be compared with the church of the Holy Virgin of Ljevis in Prizren and the church in Kotor,” professor Zarkovic said, presenting detailed architectural plans of the cathedral where medieval Serbian jewelry was found.
Zarkovic stressed it is particularly worrying that some people from Pristina speak about some Artan settlement in Novo Brdo, as there is ”no written document or relevant historical evidence” to support these claims. He added that these claims are used for ”political purposes,” reported RTV KiM.
The panel was organized by the Culture Center Gracanica and the Cultural and Educational Center Bozidar Mitrovic Sandor from Silovo.