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‘The remaining arches of Heraclea’

Continuation of my previous photo about Macedonia's largest archaeological site.
The only remaining arches quickly attract many visitors' attention. It’s of course not a Forum Romanum, but it strikes me that few visitors to the country show pictures of Heraclea.
So here are some more photos.

In the WS another view and also one of the relatively well preserved mosaics.

Heraclea was an ancient Greek city in Macedonia, later ruled by the Romans.
Founded in the 4th century BC it was named in honour of the mythological hero Heracles.
In the middle of the 2nd century BC the Romans conquered Macedonia and made it a province. For Heraclea this became a prosperous period.
Life in Heraclea died out at the end of the 6th century when it is believed the population moved to the present location of nearby Bitola.

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