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Bargala, archaeological site near Shtip

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Bargala, archaeological site near Shtip

About the site


Corridor: Sofia-Ohrid Road
Country: FYR of Macedonia, Shtip
Type: Ancient Site
Epoch: Antiquity
Theme: Antiquity, Fortresses
World Heritage:
AntiquityAntiquityFortressesAncient Site

The archaeological site of Bargala was fortified town, existed from the Late Classical to the Early Byzantine period. It is situated in the Eastern part of the FYR of Macedonia, near the city of Shtip. In the 5th and 6th centuries Bargala was developed economical, cultural and religious center.
According to the Roman inscription on a stone plate, the city of Bargala is dating from 371-372. Previously it was a small Paeonian settlement. In the Early Middle Ages it became the Episcopal seat. Up to date many remains have been discovered such as: the Episcopal complex (basilica and residential palace) with floor mosaics, a small market, the main entrance “dipylon”, parts of its fortification system etc.

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