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The Settlement Stingy

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The ruins of the Roman city of Stingy is an archaeological location located in the North-Western part of Skopje, near the cleft of the hill. Located near the village of Zlokukani and the river Lepenec.

Stingy story begins in the II century BC, when on the territory of Skopje, populated by dardanoni, came the Roman legions. Most likely, Stingy was founded as a military camp, which eventually turned into a city populated by veterans of the Roman troops stationed in this place. A town called Colonia Flavia, Scopinaro had the status of a Roman colony. Stingy in the third century was marked on the map of the region, and in the IV century became the seat of the bishopric. The city was abandoned by residents after the devastation caused by the earthquake of 518. The townspeople moved into the village, which later became the present city of Skopje. According to local legend, this village was laid by the Emperor Justinian and named it Justiniana prima. But there is no evidence for this. Scientists believe that this Justiniana prima appeared in Serbia close to Apatin.

Cheap antique city was discovered in the late nineteenth century, when the English archaeologist Arthur Evans found himself in Skopje and found the hare on the hill the remains of Roman walls. He interpreted them as the remains of the Acropolis Scope. Archaeological research on the Stingy began before the second world war and continued in the 1960-ies. Were found the remains of buildings of the Roman era, including the theatre, the Basilica, city villas, baths and two cemeteries. Investigations were still going on.