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Bitolalocked

  • Dimitrije Bužarovski

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City in the southwestern part of the Republic of Macedonia. Its central position in the Pelagonia valley contributed to the city’s importance as a commercial, administrative, military, and cultural center. The Ancient city Heraclea Lyncestis was founded by Phillip the II of Macedon, and after the Roman conquest of Macedonia, Septina Aurelia Heraclea was an important post on a Via Egnatia route. The Greek name Monastíri (Albanian Manastiri; Turkish Manastır) points to the numerous churches (and monasteries) in the city and its vicinity during the Middle Ages....

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