The necropolises of the ancient town of Lychnidos were discovered in several locations within and around the city, but due to exceptional discoveries at the beginning of this century, the Gorna Porta holds a prominent place among them. The complex was located alongside the Northern wall of the Ohrid fortress right next to its main entrance. During excavations, 147 graves were discovered dating from the 6th to the 2nd century BC. Today the perception of the cemetery is covered with the massive fortifications of the town.
The most important discovery was grave 132. The massive grave construction was dug into the stone and enclosed with stones. Most likely two cremated persons were buried in the grave, but the luxurious grave goods were placed around the centrally positioned golden funerary mask. Besides, the golden mask and the golden glow were discovered numerous bronze vessels, a silver cup and silver pins, silver sandals and numerous golden appliques, an iron wagon model and a small amphora. Luxurious items demonstrating a trading network connecting local elites from the Macedonian capital in Pella to the north.