Posts Tagged ‘Philippopolis’

  • Archaeologists Explore Ancient Roman Forum of Philippopolis

    on May 26, 14 • in Ancient Rome, Bulgaria, News, Roman period • with Comments Off

    A view of the Roman Theater of Philippopolis

    Located in south central Bulgaria, the city of Plovdiv, known to many as the “Eternal City of Bulgaria”, is among the oldest cities in Europe, with evidence of human settlement going back 6,000 years. Established first as the Thracian settlement of Eumolpia, today its ancient remains near the city center are most often identified with the name Philippopolis by archaeologists. That was the name given to the city after it was Hellenized within the Macedonian Empire under Philip II during the 4th century, B.C.E. But its most visible ancient remains took shape when the city

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