What is Ohrid known for?

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tier of the Macedonian Football League system. The Ohrid Swimming Marathon is an international open water swimming competition, established in always taking place in the waters of the Ohrid Lake. The swimmers are supposed to swim from monastery of Saint Naum to the Ohrid harbor. Recurring events * Ohrid Summer Festival, annual theater and music festival from July to August * Ohrid Choir Festival, annual international choir festival at the end

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. --how can we theorize based on three examples: Vladimirskaya, Nerezi, and mosaic portraits of emperors at Hagia Sophia? -- thumb 250px ''The Annunciation'' from Ohrid (Image:Ohrid annunciation icon.jpg), one of the most admired icons of the Paleologan Mannerism, bears comparison with the finest contemporary works by Italian artists. Some of the finest Byzantine work of this period may be found outside the Empire: in the mosaics of Gelati, Kiev, Torcello, Venice

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thumbnail left Ohrid by night. The ancient name of the city was Lychnidos, which probably means "city of light" (File:Ohrid by night.jpg) In antiquity the city was known under the ancient Greek (Greek language) name Λύχνιδος (''Lychnidos'') and Latin ''Lychnidus'',

%3Dlychnidus-harpers Lychnĭdus , Harry Thurston Peck, ''Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities (1898)'', on Perseus probably meaning "city of light", from λυχνίς (''lychnis'', gen. ''lychnidos''), "a precious stone that emits light", λυχνίς, Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, ''A Greek-English Lexicon'', on Perseus from λύχνος (''lychnos''), "

;lamp, portable light". λύχνος, Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, ''A Greek-English Lexicon'', on Perseus By 879 AD, the town was no longer called Lychnidos but was referred to by the Slavs as ''Ohrid'', possibly from the Slavic (Slavic languages) words ''vo hrid'', meaning "on the hill", as the ancient town of Lychnidos was at the top of the hill. ref>


by Edward Hays,1997,ISBN 978-0-939516-37-7,page 82: "... He sent word to Samuel, the ruler in the Bulgarian capital of Ohrid, that he was returning 15,000 of his prisoners of war. ..." From 990 to 1018 Ohrid was also the seat of the Bulgarian Patriarchate. Paul Robert Magocsi, ''Historical Atlas of Central Europe'', (University of Washington Press, 2002), 10. After the Byzantine (Byzantine Empire) reconquest of the city in 1018 by Basil II

under Basil II Use of the name "Sklavines" as a nation on its own was discontinued in Byzantine records after circa 836 as those Slavs in the Macedonia region became a population in the First Bulgarian Empire. Originally two distinct peoples, ''Sklavines'' and ''Bulgars'', the Bulgars assimilated the Slavic language identity whilst maintaining the Bulgarian demonym and name of the empire. Slavic influence in the region strengthened along with the rise of this state, which

of the 10th century, much of what is now Republic of Macedonia became the political and cultural center of the First Bulgarian Empire under Tsar Samuil (Samuil of Bulgaria); while the Byzantine emperor Basil II came to rule the eastern part of the empire (what is now Bulgaria), including the then capital Preslav, in 972. A new capital was established at Ohrid, which also became the seat of the Bulgarian Patriarchate. From then on, the Bulgarian model became an integral

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, Katowice, Warsaw * - Cluj-Napoca Jancic became Professor of Piano Studies at the Academy of Music in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and was one of last staff to continue teaching despite of the war. At great personal risk he continued to give performances during the siege of Sarajevo until he left the city in the spring 1993. "It was experience of a life time to teach and perform in such life threatening conditions," he said

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by locals, quickly developed a wide network of committees and agents turning into a "state within the state" in much of Macedonia. The organization changed its name on several occasions, settling to IMRO in 1920. IMRO fought not only against the Ottoman authorities, but also against the pro-Serbian and pro-Greek parties in Macedonia, terrorising the population supporting them. On 30 August 1574, Grand Vizier Sokollu Mehmed Pasha installed his nephew Antonije Sokolović

poetic writing

Sofia District were supplied by the Sofia schoolmaster Sava Filaretov. Those from Panagyurishte area (Panagyurishte municipality), were recorded by Marin Drinov and Nesho Bonchev, but were sent by Vasil Cholakov. Raiko Zhinzifov, who went to Russia with the help of D. Miladinov, was another collaborator. Dimiter and Konstantin Miladinovi were aware of the great significance of the folklore in the period of the National Revival and did their best to collect the best poetic writing


and Struga on the Macedonian side; Pogradec in Albania. There are also several fishing villages, although tourism is now a more significant part of their income. The catchment area of the lake has a population of around 170,000 people, with 131,000 people living directly at the lake shore (43,000 in Albania and 88,000 in Macedonia). The population in the catchment has increased greatly by 100,000 people in the last half century, putting the lake's fragile ecosystem under pressure

line drawings

directions near the National Museum phone hours price Free entry, content watch paper being made from wood pulp using traditional methods, also copy of the original Guttenberg press. Line drawings and colour prints can be purchased, printed on their own paper. *

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or services - and even gas stations there may not have air pumps. Eat Restaurants and hotels throughout Macedonia are proudly displaying Ohrid trout (Ohridska pastrmka) on their menus because it is very delicious but it is illegal to catch the fish along the Macedonian shoreline of Lake Ohrid. Please do not support or encourage the consumption of the trout. Ohrid trout, an ancient living fish, is in severe danger. There is also another trout species called Belvica. Some popular restaurants in Ohrid


'''Ohrid''' ( ) is a city in the Republic of Macedonia and the seat of Ohrid Municipality. It is the largest city on Lake Ohrid and the eighth-largest city (List of cities in the Republic of Macedonia) in the country with over 42,000 inhabitants as of 2002. Ohrid is notable for once having had 365 churches, one for each day of the year, and has been referred to as a "Jerusalem (of the Balkans)". Between past and future: civil-military relations in post-communist Balkan states, Biljana Vankovska, Håkan Wiberg, I.B.Tauris, 2003, ISBN 1-86064-624-7, p. 71. "The Mirror of the Macedonian Spirit, Zlate Petrovski, Sašo Talevski, Napredok, 2004, ISBN 978-9989-730-38-2, page 72: "... and Macedonia in the Cathedral Church St. Sofia in the Macedonian Jerusalem — Ohrid..." The city is rich in picturesque houses and monuments, and tourism is predominant. It is located southwest of Skopje, west of Resen (Resen (town)) and Bitola. In 1979 and in 1980, Ohrid and Lake Ohrid were accepted as Cultural and Natural World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. In fact, Ohrid is one of only 28 sites that are part of UNESCO's World Heritage that are both Cultural and Natural sites. Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid region

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