Skopje Aqueduct

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The Skopje Aqueduct is an archaeological site located in the village of Vizbegovo 2 km northwest from central Skopje, Macedonia. The Skopje Aqueduct is the only aqueduct in Macedonia, and one of three largest and well preserved in the former Yugoslavia along with Diocletianus Aqueduct near Split, Croatia and Bar Aqueduct in Montenegro.

The question of when the Skopje Aqueduct was built is unclear even today. There are three theories: 1) During the reign of Rome (1st century), according to this theory Aqueduct has led the water to Legionary settlement Scupi; 2) During the reign of Byzantine Empire (reign of Emperor Justinian I), according to this theory, Aqueduct shipping water to new settlement Justiniana Prima; 3) During the reign of Ottoman Empire, according to this theory Aqueduct is built in 16th century for a large number of Turkish public hamams.

This aqueduct was in use until the eighteenth century. From this impressive structure of stone and brick, nowadays is remained only about 386 meters with 55 arches. Today is assumed that the aqueduct took water from the spring Lavovec (village Gluvo in mountain Skopska Crna Gora), 9 kilometers northwest from Skopje and brought water to city center.

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Comments (60)

Mircea_RAICU on July 6, 2011

Very nice !Found / like - voted !

Juan PIXELECTA on July 7, 2011

Impresionante acueducto Stojan. Me encanta tu panorámica. LK

Andreas Schwertner on July 16, 2011

Very beautiful landscape, greeting Andreas

Mary-Joye Louw on August 6, 2011

beautiful Roman Aqueduct! great photo! LIKE greetings Mary-joye

© BraCom (Bram) on August 10, 2011

beautiful place bridge and photo like

Thanks for your visit and kind comment

Greetings, Bram

Egidijus on August 15, 2011

very nice panorama, LIKE

Frode Iversen on August 17, 2011

Very nice shot! Like! Greetings from Norway. Frode.

S@ndro Cressi © on October 3, 2011

Very very wonderful image !!

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Majka44 on October 18, 2011

Beautiful bridge and photo.LIKE.Greetings,Majka

Seima I on October 18, 2011

Excellent panoramic view!!

LIKE

Greetings from Japan,SEIMA

Dear Panoramio Friends,

Многу ви благодарам, muchas gracias, heel erg bedankt, どうもありがとうございました, köszönöm szépen, merci beaucoup, vielen dank, 非常感謝您, grazie mille, σας ευχαριστώ πολύ, большое спасибо, hvala vam vrlo mnogo, muito obrigado, ขอบคุณมาก, děkuji moc, dziękuję bardzo, много ви благодаря, velice vám děkuji, mulţumesc mult, çok teşekkür ederim, shumë falemnderit, liels paldies... thank you very much... for your visit, your kind praise and comments. Best wishes from Macedonia.

Poljes on October 26, 2011

An excellent panoramic view showing off this fine old structure. Regards, Paul

Carl Tiefenthaeler on November 28, 2011

Like, I enjoy Archeology, great photo ! Carl T ( USA ).

Paweł Klasa © on December 18, 2011

Fantastic panorama!!! Greetings from Poland!!

George Chow on December 18, 2011

Preciosa panorámica del acueducto,con mucha profundidad y unas texturas muy buenas.LK Saludos.

**masterpoley** on December 19, 2011

Wooow очень красиво, прекрасная галерея !

janusz_k on December 21, 2011

Beautiful panorama. L. Best wishes, Janusz

tirulero1 on January 30, 2012

Ancora una solida opera edilizia,Like,saluti Antonio

Sonnyblack on May 3, 2012

Fantastica!

hamzars on May 12, 2012

nice photo

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