Tauresium is an archaeological site in North Macedonia, best known as the birthplace of Byzantine Emperor Justinian I (ca. 482) and King Theodahad of the Ostrogoths (480).

Tauresium and the castle Baderiana were destroyed in an earthquake in 518 and the epicentre of the earthquake was in the nearby city of Skupi. As a gesture of gratitude to his birthplace, Justinian I rebuilt the city. According to the excavations that have been done so far, it is estimated that the oldest parts of Tauresium date from the 4th century and this oldest part is a castle with four towers known as Tetrapirgia.

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Founded: 4th century AD
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in North Macedonia

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Zoran Trpevski (2 years ago)
Interesno ??
Nenad Pivko (3 years ago)
For those who have not visited this place, I recommend visiting it immediately, to experience the beauty and the view that the place has to offer. I hope in the future that it will have a special character in the Skopje region as cultural monuments.
Darko (4 years ago)
Tauresium is the birthplace of Byzantine Emperor Justinian I (483) and King Theodahad of the Ostrogoths
Marija Velkovska (5 years ago)
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Stoјan Nikolovski (10 years ago)
The ancient town of TAURESIUM, which is located approximately 20 km south-east of the capital Skopje, is the birthplace of Emperor Justinian I (483-565 AD) and King Theodahad of the Ostrogoths (480) and is on the territory of the modern Macedonian village TAOR. The name of the modern village comes from the name of the ancient town Tauresium. The site was discovered by the Englishman Arthur Evans more then 100 years ago. According to the Justinian's biographer Procopius, the Emperor was born in Tauresius in 483, more precisely in the castle of Baderiana, which is the modern village Badar. About the town, Procopius in his book "De aedificiis" states: …Somewhere in the area of European Dardanians, who live behind Epidamnian border, close to castle Baderiana, was found village Tavrisi. Here was born king Justinian, founder of world kingdom. Surrounding this village with square walls and building tower on each corner, he created four corner castles and named it Tetrapirgus. Here he build nice city and named it Justiniana Prima, on this way he wants to show his gratitude to parenthood… Tauresium and the castle Baderiana were destroyed in a big earthquake in 518 and the epicentre of the earthquake was in the nearby city of Skupi. As a gesture of gratitude to his birthplace, Justinian I rebuilt the city. According to the excavations that has been done so far, it is estimated that the oldest parts of Tauresium date from the IV century and this oldest part is a castle with four towrs known as Tetrapirgia. Regarding Baderiana, Procopius states that it is settled castle with oddments from IV-VI century. Baderiana or the modern Badar is located 6 km east of Tauresium and Taor.
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