One of the earliest examples of art identified within Kosovo is a 6,000-year-old small terra-cotta figure known as the Goddess on the Throne.
Discovered near Pristina in the mid-20th century, it serves as a symbol of Kosovo.
Family support networks remain very strong, even when some members live outside the country.
Most business connections are made through these networks.
and a number of other international sports organizations denied Kosovar applications for membership.
In the early 21st century, ski resorts were under repair following years of neglect and war damage.
The publicly funded broadcaster Radio Television Kosovo provides television and radio programming, primarily in the Albanian language.
There are also a number of privately owned television and radio broadcasters.
In the years following the 1998–99 conflict, Kosovo’s young population helped to revive the arts scene.Construction of an opera house, named after the pre-independence Kosovar Albanian leader Ibrahim Rugova, began in the capital in 2009.Many of Kosovo’s cultural and archaeological artifacts remain in Belgrade, Serb., where they were taken prior to the 1998–99 conflict.However, there was relatively little written literature in the in Kosovo proceeded to develop differently than it did in Albania, where the communist government imposed more severe ideological constraints.Among the best-known Kosovar Albanian writers of the 20th and 21st centuries are the novelist, playwright, and poet Eqrem Basha; the poet and critic Sabri Hamiti; the poet Ali Podrimja; the scholar, novelist, and political figure Rexhep Qosja; the novelist Zejnullah Rrahmani; the poet Azem Shkreli; and the poet, doctor, and political activist Flora Brovina, who gained renown during her imprisonment by Yugoslav authorities in 1999–2000.