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St. Clement’s ChurchMain article: Saint Panteleimon, Ohrid The church was built by St.Clement in 893 year on the foundation of an early Christian basilica, and dedicated to St.Panteleimon. It was here that the Ohrid Literary School, a center of Slavonic literary and cultural activity where it was educated more than 3,500 disciples. St. Clement was buried in this monastery, in the tomb which was built by his own hands.

After the advent of the Ottoman Turks, St. Clement’s Church was converted into a mosque, known as the Imaret Mosque, of which only a small enclosure remains. The mosque was built as an endowment and a memorial by Sinan Chelebi, member of the distinguished Turkish family of the Ohrizade.[2]

Apart from the monastery's many reconstructions during the Ottoman empire, it has recently undergone extensive reconstruction and excavation. Reconstruction started on 8 December 2000 and the physical church was fully reconstructed by 10 August 2002. Most of Saint Clement's relics were returned to the church.

Baptistery On Plaošnik has been discovered the baptistery of the five aisle basilica with hooked crosses (swastikas) on the mosaic floors which date from the period between 4th and 6th century. It is assumed that this early Christian basilica at Plaoshnik upon which the Kliment’s monastery was built in the 9th century, was dedicated to St. Paul, the apostle. In Lichnid (present day Ohrid), the apostle Paul preached Christianity in the 1st century A.D.[3]

On 10 October 2007, a deposit of approximately 2,383 Venetian coins was discovered by archaeologists while excavating the monastery. A prominent archaeologist of the Republic of Macedonia, Pasko Kuzman, stated that the coins are of special significance because they indicate that Ohrid and Venice were commercially linked.[4]

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Horst Reisinger on July 7, 2013

Very beautiful architectur!

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Greetings from Germany, Horst

ilce slaveski on July 11, 2013

Thank you so much for your visit and nice comment !

ilce slaveski on July 15, 2013

Thank you so much for your visit and nice comment !

orban.lorant on July 21, 2013

Marvelous capture! Like+Fav!

Greetings, Lorant

NewerMan Man on July 26, 2013

Nice shot. Best wishes, Manup.

Ricardo Filho on July 27, 2013

Marvellous church !!!

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Best wishes, Ricardo

ilce slaveski on July 28, 2013

Thank you so much for your visit and nice comment

ilce slaveski on August 28, 2013

Thank you so much for your visit and nice comment

André Ivan .©om on September 9, 2013

Very nice architecture. Nice shot. I liked.

ilce slaveski on September 20, 2013

Thank you so much for your visit and nice comment

ilce slaveski on October 31, 2013

Thank you so much for your visit and nice comment

Suzen N on August 17

Wonderful picture, I love and respect this church architecture !

Greetings, Suzen

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Photo taken in Varosh / Old Town, Ohrid, Macedonia (FYROM)

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  • Uploaded on August 29, 2012
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