Category Archives: Macedonia

Hindsight is 20/20 in Ancient Macedonia

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Baptistery of Lydia near Filippi/Philippi

The Baptistery of St. Lydia is located about 1 kilometer/.6 mile away from the archaeological site and is the place where Lydia of Philippi became the first recorded European convert to Christianity by the Apostle Paul. The Christian church honors

Highlights of The Christian Section at Filippi/Philippi

In 49-50 AD, the Apostle Paul came to Philippi from Asia Minor and founded the first Christian church in Europe, as described in the Acts of the Apostles and the Letter from St Paul to the Philippians. Because of both

Highlights of The Greco-Roman Section of Filippi/Philippi: Part 2

The ancient site of Filippi/Philippi is the most important archaeological site in Eastern Macedonia. However, soon after its establishment the town was threatened by the Thracians (365 BC) and the people of Thasos asked King Philip II for help. King

Highlights of The Greco-Roman Section of Filippi/Philippi: Part 1

It was back on the road again from Greece to Bulgaria through Macedonia with a stop first at the ancient site of Filippi/Philippi, the most important archaeological site in Eastern Macedonia. The site was originally colonized by the people of

The Ancient Greek City of Heraclea: Roman Theater and Museum

I find Roman Theaters fascinating; probably because nothing has ever changed. Oh, maybe with the exception of gladiators and feeding people to animals. Archaeologists discovered a small bone ticket for a seat in Row 14! Just think…rows were numbered and