VIDEO: The Ancient City of Stobi, Macedonia

While researching Macedonia, David makes a stop to check out the ruins, mosaics, and background behind this fascinating archaeological website. Historical Stobi is one of the most critical historical finds in Macedonia as of the number of eras are represented here in… Stobi was initially founded from the Kingdom of Paeonia in the seven th century, then finally overtaken from the Kingdom of Macedon, and later on from the Romans and Byzantines.

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VIDEO: The Ancient City of Stobi, Macedonia

Stobi’s importance stems from the strategic position in an old Roman trading course — a street that led from the Danube River (Serbia) all the way down to the Aegean Sea (Greece). It became an important trading hub, Since Stobi was located along this street. The presence of basilicas and mosaics that are spiritual demonstrate that the early city of Stobi was an early Christian city. There is not any stronger proof of this than in the baptisterium. Other ruins to see include the Roman theater and Roman forum.

VIDEO: The Ancient City of Stobi, Macedonia

The Historical city of Stobi is open daily 10 am to 3 pm. Admission is 120 Macedonian Denar.

Production by Carlos de Varona from Chromahouse

Special thanks to Macedonia Timeless and XShot.

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VIDEO: The Ancient City of Stobi, Macedonia