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Caricin Grad – Empress City

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Caricin Grad – Emperors town (VI and VII century), near Leskovac, was raised in byzantine province Ilirik, where emperor Justinian was born. Caricin Grad was once known as Justinian Prima, built by emperor Justinian in 530. A.D. Life in this town lasted from VI to VII century, when it was abandoned at the time of Avro-Slavic destroying.

Earlier archaeological excavations discovered the organization of the fortified area, which was composed of an acropolis, an upper part and a lower part of the town, as much as several public buildings including eight churches.

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