FYR Macedonia, East region


FYR Macedonia, East region
GPS 41.737744, 22.185849

According to Tabula Pojtingerijana (late IV century) the first stop on the ancient route Stoby - Pautalija (Kyustendil) - Serdica (Sofia) was the settlement Astibo. Read more

Astibo was urban city neighborhood, that existed in the early Roman period I - III century. The city's settlement was widespread across the today old city of Stip, Star Konak and the location Isar.

From the many material found in Astibo, as the most important are the processed marble blocks and columns, and other architectural and decorative plastic of ancient temples. Especially significant findings are fragmentary marble sculptures of Greek-Roman pantheon, marble head of a young man and a portrait of an older man.