On tuesday, after a morning of excavation, I went to Stobi with four other of my friends from the dig. Stobi was a large city from Roman times – now it is just a large archaeological site off the highway. It was originally discovered about a century ago when a french archaeologist found it according to literature that stobi was built “where two rivers converge”. At the site, we met a Macedonian archaeologist who used to work with one of our teammates, Phil, at an excavation in southern Macedonia. Thus, we got to tour the site for free and with a professional guide!
This is a baptism pool in a church! Meet peacock, who also makes an appearance on the 10 denari (approx 20 cents) macedonian bills.

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Isn’t she pretty? The mosaic work is very intricate. I quite like the Macedonian denari bills and I think I will write an entry about them later.

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More mosaic

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They also have a theater-turned-colosseum at stobi. Its pretty much the same as any other roman theater but here many seats have the names of the regulars etched onto them!

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On our way back, we saw immense fields of sunflower! That explains why we eat so much sunflower oil every day…

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