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Macedonia Archaeological Attractions

Kokino

For the very existing wonderful places that beautify North Macedonia, we may respectfully add to the list this magnificent work of art – the ancient megalithic observatory Kokino. When it was confirmed as such, the American space agency NASA ranked Kokino on the fourth place on the list of the oldest observatories in the world. As a cultural heritage of an exceptional importance, being a unique locality of such status in the country, it is accidentally discovered in 2001, yet it dates back since 1800 BC, meaning the early bronze era and it is at least 3800 years old.
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Skopje Kale

Located on the most dominant position, in the centre of the old town of Skopje, the Skopje Fortress (known as Skopje Kale) is a historical fortress which is built for the first time in the and today it represents one of the most iconic symbols of the capital city. It is situated north of the River Vardar, dividing the city in two halves.
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Stone Bridge

The Stone Bridge is the most historic symbol in the capital city of North Macedonia, Skopje. In could be seen in all the advertising videos of the city, being the most used motif on the touristic postcards, maps and it dominates on Skopje’s coat of arms. Situated in the centre of the city, it connects the Macedonia Square and the Old Skopje Bazaar.
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SAMUEL’S FORTRESS

The greatest fortification fortress in North Macedonia is the Samuel’s Fortress in Ohrid which depicts in its kind since Samuel’s time (Tsar Samuel (Samuil) – medieval Macedonian ruler in the turnover of the X to the XI century). It is mentioned for the first time by the ancient historian Titus Livius as the city fortress of the city of Lihnidos (Ohrid’s ancient name) in the 3rd century BC, the first greater description dates back in the 5th century when the fortress was protecting itself from the tribe raiders during the Great Migration Period.
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Ancient Cities

The ancient time is the most impressive period of the history of Macedonia when kings like Filip II and Alexander the Great united the people on the Balkans and conquered the world as known in that time. Many archeological objects and artefacts from that period are to be found even today on the territory of the country, especially in the area of the ancient city of Lihnidos, Engelana and Pelagonia region.
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Stobi

The ancient city of Stobi is an archaeological locality situated near the city of Veles (close to Gradsko). It was established ever since 359 BC on the drainage-basin of River Crna in River Vardar and represented one of the largest cities in the north part of the Roman province Macedonia, later becoming the capital city of the province Macedonia Secunda and a significant urban, military, administrative, merchant and religious centre of two great empires: the Roman and the Early Byzantium.
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Heraclea Lyncestis

The ancient locality Heraclea which is in today’s Bitola, is proclaimed to be a cultural monument of first category, with an exceptional and universal meaning in 1950. With its first collectors of antiquities in Heraclea, with the permission of the Sultan of Turkey in the 19th century, through diplomatic representatives in Bitola at the time, it was considered the centre of European Turkey, and that is how the evidence and data of research in Heraclea have started.
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Scupi (Skupi)

Skopje was formed for the first time as a city 22 centuries ago on the downhill of Zajcev Hill. This location today is on the 4.5 km northwest from the centre of the city, near the suburbs Zlokukjani. The archaeological locality is a proof of the Roman city of Skupi, which has been the first discovered urbanely organized suburb on the territory of the Skopje Valley so far.
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