Between Vitsa Zagoriou and Monodendri, an ancient Molossian village (settlement) has been identified and excavated, dating between the 9th and 4th centuries BC. It was a small settlement of cattle breeders.
In the northern cemetery of the settlement, 26 graves of various periods between the 8th - 4th century BC were found, and in the southern cemetery 151 graves from the 9th - 4th century BC. The grave goods were weapons, swords, manuals (knives) and spearheads in the men's graves, while in the women's graves jewelry, necklaces, rings, etc. were found. Also in all the graves were found vases from Corinthian and Attic workshops dating between 6th and 4th centuries BC as well as bronze vessels. Finds from the archaeological site are exhibited at the Archaeological Museum of Ioannina.
Editor: Fotini Anastasopoulou