Duklja is situated around 3km northwest of Podgorica, between the zeta and the Morača rivers. Duklja is the first settlement in modern-day Montenegro, and was inhabited by the Illyrians. Duklja held the status of a city and was inhabited by 8 thousand people. The Illyrian name of the city was Doklea, and Montenegro once bore the name of Duklja. Today, this area houses the remains of this settlement, which serve as proof of the presence of life in the area as early as the 3rd century BC.
In the 6th century, Duklja suffered a massive earthquake, which was followed soon after by Slavic migration to the area. Later on, the name of Duklja was changed to Zeta. The area is an active archeological site even today.
The entrance to the archeological site is free of charge.
Author of the text:
Marijana Niković licensed tourist guide for Montenegro.
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