Pasko Kuzman

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Pasko Kuzman
Паско Кузман
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Pasko Kuzman with Macedonian president Gjorge Ivanov
Director of Cultural Heritage Protection Office Cultural Heritage Protection
President Gjorge Ivanov
Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski
Personal details
Born (1947-10-15) October 15, 1947 (age 71)
Vapila, Ohrid Municipality, Socialist Republic of Macedonia
Nationality Republic of Macedonia
Profession Archaeologist

Pasko Kuzman (Macedonian: Паско Кузман; born 1947) is a Macedonian archaeologist.


Kuzman has been working on the whole territory of the Republic of Macedonia, but especially in the Skopje area and Lake Ohrid, one of the deepest lakes in Europe. There, he has been excavating 3,000-year-old submerged sites of Lychnidos, and some remains in the area of the Samuil's Fortress, which were built probably at the time of Philip II.[citation needed]

Kuzman is considered in the Republic of Macedonia to be the most deserved man for the archaeologist findings in the country in the recent years.[1]

Private life[edit]

Pasko Kuzman is married and has four daughters, most recently he became a grandfather.[1] In 2013 he was arrested on antiquities smuggling charges.[2]

Time travel[edit]

Pasko Kuzman is a self-proclaimed time traveller. He wears three watches on his left wrist, which he says help him travel through time: one takes him back to the Bronze and Neolithic Age, one takes him to the future, and the third is "The Archeologists' Watch," which alerts him to the presence of gold.[3] His claims about achieving time manipulation have led scholars to believe he may be mentally unstable.[4]


  1. ^ a b Vecer Archived 2011-09-28 at the Wayback Machine. По 4 ќерки-Внук - Паско Кузман стана дедо. 29-12-2009
  2. ^ "Macedonia Puts Top Archaeologist Under House Arrest". Balkan insight. Retrieved 18 July 2013.
  3. ^ Richard Bangs, Richard Bangs' Adventures with Purpose: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Earth, p.297, Menasha Ridge Press, 2007
  4. ^ J. P. Moreland, Tim Muehlhoff, The God Conversation: Using Stories and Illustrations to Explain Your Faith, p.71, IVP Books, 2007