Stobi is the most famous archaeological site in Republic of Macedonia. It was the largest city in the northern part of the Roman province Macedonia, later capital of the Roman province Macedonia Secunda, an important urban, administrative and religious center of two large empires: Roman and Early Byzantine. It is located on the main road that leads from the Danube to the Aegean Sea.
Stobi was built where the Erigon River, today Crna, joins the Axios River, today Vardar and the longest river of Macedonia, making it strategically important as a military and trade center. In accordance with the archaeological findings and with the numerous excavations performed in the area, we have a complete urban picture of Stobi, its architectural structure and organization of life, which speaks of a highly developed urban and cultural society.
The remains of this town are remarkable. The beautiful theatre, which restoration is still ongoing, the luxurious private palaces, the early Christian basilicas with beautiful mosaics as well as the fact for the existence of a Jewish community in the 3th century, emphasize the importance of Stobi. The town was ravaged in an earthquake in the 6th century. The town was renovated, but never reached its previous level of prosperity.
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